Indigenous Women and Climate Justice

     Climate change is a global phenomenon that has not spared anyone across the world. With its complexity, climate change effects and impacts have manifested more in Africa yet they have less contribution to its impacts. Rural Indigenous Peoples and local communities bare the most impacts because they depend purely on their lands natural resource. Among them women and girls, children and elders are the most impacted.

    There have been collective efforts at the local, national, regional and international levels to address the impacts of Climate Change through mitigation, adaptation, technology transfer, finance and capacity building as the main pillars to address challenges on climate change.

   IIN has been directly and indirectly involved in climate change programs and initiatives at all levels in advocating for the involvement and participation of Indigenous women and climate justice. Working closely with Partners to have indigenous women join other Civil Society voices to influence policy on climate change. IIN has also organized trainings, exchange visits and discussion forums with different rural indigenous women, Governments, Civil society and Partners in Marsabit, Samburu, Narok, West with several initiatives in place including introduction to fodder management, land use, environmental conservation forest management, energy with the main focus on women and girls given more priority