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YOUR COLOUR
IS GREEN
WOMEN FOR AFRICA
THE ROLE OF INNER WHEEL
SEMINAR
BY LUISAVINCIGUERRA – ITALY
Past President National ...
WOMEN ANDTHE GREEN
ECONOMY
ROLE AND PROMOTION STRATEGIES OF INNERWHEEL
BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA, PAST PRESIDENT NATIONAL
COUNC...
1.ENVIROMENTAL PROTECTION &
GREEN ECONOMY
BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 3
 Women are significant actors
in natural resourc...
TRIPLE BOTTOM LINES
TBL: PEOPLE, PLANET,
PROFIT
BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 4
It implies an economy that is
environmental...
THE WOMEN AND
THE GREEN
ECONOMY
(WAGE)
CAMPAIGN
was launched in December 2010 at
the 16th United Nations Framework
Convent...
2. GREEN ECONOMY AND
STRUCTURALTRANSFORMATION IN
AFRICA
A key challenge facing the African continent
today and for many ye...
TO CREATETHE GREEN ECONOMY IN
AFRICA WILL BE FUNDAMENTAL GOALS
BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 7
•Human Development and Human...
3. GENDER INTHE
GREEN ECONOMY
Women, gender and equality – still a wide gap.While
women’s environmental contributions offe...
ESSENTIAL CONDITIONS FORTHE
DEVELOPMENT OF GREEN ECONOMY
WITHTHE WOMEN CONTRIBUTION ARE:
BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 9
A MIX OF STRATEGIES
1.LINK pro-poor policies such as land
reform, rural development and social
support to the overall gree...
… STILL, A MIX OF
STRATEGIES…
4.PROVIDE opportunities for
livelihood diversification beyond
agriculture;
5.PROTECT the rig...
INNER WHEEL WOMEN’SVISION
& ACTION FOR AN EQUITABLE
AND SUSTENAIBLE WORLD
SOCIAL EQUITY, GENDER EQUALITY AND
ENVIRONMENTAL...
INTERNATIONAL
INNER WHEEL IS
SENSIBLETOTHESE
ISSUES
INNER WHEEL WOMEN ARE
PROTAGONISTS INTHEIR
OWN REGION…TODAY,
HERE, IN ...
HOW?
Inner Wheel could suggest policies that would assure a fuller role
for women, including putting female empowerment at...
TAKE ACTION AND DEVOTE
ATTENTION
BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 15
Collaborating with UN
WOMEN, Inner Wheel could
have assis...
INFORMATION CAMPAIGNS
AND SENSITIZATION
ACTIONS
Our Association, in fact, can play an important role in Africa with
all th...
17
Inside the Project presented during the
Closing Ceremony
of the XV Convention
in Istanbul
INNER WHEEL WOMEN FOR
THE WOR...
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YOUR COLOUR IS GREEN - IN WOMEN FOR AFRICA - INNER WHEEL PROJECT

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A lot of studies on women and environment have shown that women are significant actors in natural resource management and they are major contributors to environment rehabilitation and conservation. In addressing some key environmental problems, women play a dominant role. Women, through their roles as farmers and as collectors of water and firewood, have a close connection with their local environment and often suffer most directly from environmental problems.
Women play an important role in environmental management and progress, full participation is therefore essential to achieve sustainable development.
Women play an important role in green economy too.

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YOUR COLOUR IS GREEN - IN WOMEN FOR AFRICA - INNER WHEEL PROJECT

  1. 1. YOUR COLOUR IS GREEN WOMEN FOR AFRICA THE ROLE OF INNER WHEEL SEMINAR BY LUISAVINCIGUERRA – ITALY Past President National Council 9 – 10 NOVEMBER 2012 Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja
  2. 2. WOMEN ANDTHE GREEN ECONOMY ROLE AND PROMOTION STRATEGIES OF INNERWHEEL BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA, PAST PRESIDENT NATIONAL COUNCIL, ITALY 2
  3. 3. 1.ENVIROMENTAL PROTECTION & GREEN ECONOMY BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 3  Women are significant actors in natural resource management and they are major contributors to environment rehabilitation and conservation. In addressing some key environmental problems, women play a dominant role. Women, through their roles as farmers and as collectors of water and firewood, have a close connection with their local environment and often suffer most directly from environmental problems. “A green economy is one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities”.
  4. 4. TRIPLE BOTTOM LINES TBL: PEOPLE, PLANET, PROFIT BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 4 It implies an economy that is environmentally sustainable, socially just, and locally rooted.And they use the terms green economy and sustainable economy as the same concept. In a world that remains predominantly male- driven, patriarchal and capitalistic, there is much talk about women spearheading the drive for a green economy.
  5. 5. THE WOMEN AND THE GREEN ECONOMY (WAGE) CAMPAIGN was launched in December 2010 at the 16th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in Cancun, Mexico, to promote female leadership to create a sustainable green economy and alleviate climate change. BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 5
  6. 6. 2. GREEN ECONOMY AND STRUCTURALTRANSFORMATION IN AFRICA A key challenge facing the African continent today and for many years to come relates to the impact of climate changes and the transition to a green-economy.While Africa is least responsible for the climate change challenges the world is facing, it is still the most vulnerable to the impacts of the changing climate. A green economy may offer considerable opportunities for mobilizing resources toward a low-emission, climate-resilient development pathway. BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 6
  7. 7. TO CREATETHE GREEN ECONOMY IN AFRICA WILL BE FUNDAMENTAL GOALS BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 7 •Human Development and Human Capital Development: education; health; poverty reduction; women’s and men’s empowerment. •Active role of the State in the Natural Resource Management; Biofuels; Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture •Active role of the private sector in the promotion of green technology •Green Investment and Financing: domestic resource mobilization, sustainable energy and energy efficiency, both in the public and private sector. •Energy Issues in Green Economy: production and efficiency, links to technological innovation and industrial transformation. •Industrial policies to control the industrial pollution, green industrialization processes and strategies. •Sustainable Agriculture: land use in agricultural production, environmental goods and services, forestry, as well as environmental issues, among others. •Mobilization of resources, organizations and institution of meaningful policies to enhance structural transformation on Africa
  8. 8. 3. GENDER INTHE GREEN ECONOMY Women, gender and equality – still a wide gap.While women’s environmental contributions offer an incentive for a thorough analysis of gender, there is a broader perspective as well. Gender equality is essential for countries’ economies.And sustainable development is not possible without equity. BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 8
  9. 9. ESSENTIAL CONDITIONS FORTHE DEVELOPMENT OF GREEN ECONOMY WITHTHE WOMEN CONTRIBUTION ARE: BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 9
  10. 10. A MIX OF STRATEGIES 1.LINK pro-poor policies such as land reform, rural development and social support to the overall green economy policy; 2.ADDRESS women’s empowerment and gender equity issues by ensuring that women and men have equal access to resources such as land, technology information, extension services and decision making; 3.ENSURE benefits accruing from the processing and sale of products are extended to both men and women equally; BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 10
  11. 11. … STILL, A MIX OF STRATEGIES… 4.PROVIDE opportunities for livelihood diversification beyond agriculture; 5.PROTECT the rights of both men and women in green projects; 6.ENSURE access to markets for products from green economy initiatives; 7.ENSURE access to skills development of both men and women participants in green projects; 8.IMPROVE participation and decision making by all stakeholders including beneficiaries of green projects; 9.ENSURE long term provision of solar energy to poor rural communities at affordable prices; 10.INCORPORATE communities into green economy plans and programs. BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 11
  12. 12. INNER WHEEL WOMEN’SVISION & ACTION FOR AN EQUITABLE AND SUSTENAIBLE WORLD SOCIAL EQUITY, GENDER EQUALITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE MUST FORMTHE HEART OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.AND WOMEN PLAY AN ESSENTIAL ROLE INTHIS PROCESS DEVELOPMENT BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 12
  13. 13. INTERNATIONAL INNER WHEEL IS SENSIBLETOTHESE ISSUES INNER WHEEL WOMEN ARE PROTAGONISTS INTHEIR OWN REGION…TODAY, HERE, IN AFRICA. BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 13
  14. 14. HOW? Inner Wheel could suggest policies that would assure a fuller role for women, including putting female empowerment at the center of development assistance programs that aim to promote THE GREEN ECONOMY in developing countries; mandating business to adopt family-friendly practices to increase women’s participation in green jobs; giving women special skills training to work in the green economy; and enacting quotas to get more women onto corporate boards and in top-level management positions in industry and government to increase their influence over the shape of the green economy. BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 14
  15. 15. TAKE ACTION AND DEVOTE ATTENTION BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 15 Collaborating with UN WOMEN, Inner Wheel could have assistance and empowerment programs for the women, in order to promote gender equality and spread the right actions in the social and economic spheres. The Inner Wheel can do a great deal in this context.The Inner Wheel has a ROLE. . The Inner WheelWomen must become more aware, and then, transmit their renewed awareness through Club or District initiatives, as a cultural service. The Inner Wheel must always be active, as a Service Club, within the Africa, next to all the other NGOs (organizations and female associations) which represent the world of women and which can bring an extra value to the development of programs to women, in a broad and dedicated sense.
  16. 16. INFORMATION CAMPAIGNS AND SENSITIZATION ACTIONS Our Association, in fact, can play an important role in Africa with all the kind of Communication online and offline, education and training dedicated to the women, to reach a better awareness. BY LUISA VINCIGUERRA - ITALY 16
  17. 17. 17 Inside the Project presented during the Closing Ceremony of the XV Convention in Istanbul INNER WHEEL WOMEN FOR THE WORLD

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