Women and Youth Becoming Climate Champions

A global problem, climate change disrupts locally. Our two -year, $566,218 grant to International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) helps to ensure that women and youth in Tanzania have increased control over global climate finance and that climate finance reaches NGOs at the local level. The funds allow women and youth from Monduli, Longido, and Zanzibar to receive advocacy training, take part in a peer mentoring network, and develop a roadmap for deeper engagement in climate-relevant activism. IIED collaborates with Pastoral Women’s Council, Hakikazi Catalyst, Monduli Women’s Forum, Zanzibar Climate Change Alliance, and Pamoja Youth Initiative.  



Grant Date:

July 2018
Active Grant

CJRF Region:

East Africa

Regional Objectives:




IIED knows that appropriate action on global challenges hinges on the local voices of women and youth who can put climate finance to work in their communities. Additionally, IIED has a strong twelve-year track record of successfully hosting the Community Based Adaptation Conference, which brings together partners from across the globe to share experiences and ideas for locally-driven climate action.

Photo courtesy of IIED