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2021 Gender Just Climate Solutions Award

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 9, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on July 30, 2021
2021 Gender Just Climate Solutions Award poster
2021 Gender Just Climate Solutions Award poster

The Women & Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the '2021 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards'!

The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Established in 2009, the WGC now consists of 33 women’s and environmental civil society organizations, who are working to ensure that women’s voices and their rights are embedded in all processes and results of the UNFCCC framework, for a sustainable and just future, so that gender equality and women’s human rights are central to the ongoing discussions.

In 2015, the WGC launched its first ‘Gender-Just Climate Solutions’ Awards.

These awards aim to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet.

Previous initiatives recognized have included women-owned and operated energy cooperatives in Germany, female entrepreneurial “energy shop” initiatives in Mozambique and human rights-based relocation planning in the Carteret Islands.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. All types of activist, grassroots and women-led organizations and groups working on issues related to climate change from all over the world are encouraged to apply.
2. Only non-governmental initiatives are eligible (local or national government initiatives cannot be considered).
3. The activity / initiative:
a) should either already have been completed or should be in current operation;
b) must fit within one of the 3 award types of projects (see below).

Winning initiatives are showcased across three different project types:
• Non-technical climate solutions with a women or gender perspective (e.g. in area of efficiency, consumption changes, resilience and capacity building etc.);
• Technical climate solutions with a women or gender perspective (e.g. in area of renewables, energy or adaptation technologies etc.);
• Transformational climate initiatives with a women or gender perspective (e.g. addressing governance, institutional / societal change etc.).

> Three top ‘Award Winners’ will be identified, one per project type. These three winners will each receive a Seed Grant of 2000 Euros; travel for one representative to attend the Awards Ceremony held at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland this November 2021 (depending on COVID-19); and mentorship activities from the members of the Women and Gender Constituency.
> The ‘Award Winners’ are invited to a capacity building workshop during COP26 with the previous award winners of the Gender Just Climate Solutions 2015-2019.

Applications Close: Saturday, 31st July, 2021 at 11pm EST.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 09
Jun 09

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jun 11
Jun 11

Thanks, Ana.