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Find Us at COP26

Dates: October 31 – November 12, 2021

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Join Pathfinder global health experts as they showcase their thought leadership on the intersections between climate and gender. Details for events will be updated here.

Building Climate Resilient Health Systems Through Community-based Health Interventions in Africa

Wednesday, November 3 at 10:15 am ET | 14:15 BST

The event will present the experiences on the effect climate change on health with a major focus on the global South. Building on the WHO climate change and health strategy on climate change and health, this session will discuss the importance of data driven policy and actions for community health resilience.  The panel will further demonstrate the intersectionality of gender and climate change as well as the need for governments to deliver their commitments to its citizenry. The session will end with a call to action for governments, community and civil society to act on climate change and health. Lastly the session will highlight the need for climate resilient health systems and also explore the role of governments, investors and communities in providing support and leadership for states and businesses to accelerate climate change mitigation and adaptation action in line with their pledges/commitments. Click here to register >>


  • Barbara Merz, Managing Director, Pathfinder International
  • Githinji Gitahi, Global CEO, Amref Health Africa
  • Catarina Albuquerque, CEO, Sanitation and Water for All
  • Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director, WHO AFRO (TBC)
  • Moderated by Elizabeth Ntonjira, Director of Communications, Amref Health Africa
  • A short video showing practical experiences on the effects of climate and health and will thereafter be followed by speakers’ interactive session. A slot is provided for question and answers session after which the speakers will conclude with a call to action.

Elevating Gender in Climate Solutions

Thursday, November 4 at 9 am EST | 13:00 GMT

With climate shocks posing a significant threat to the livelihoods of women and girls, women- and youth-led solutions that build climate resilience are vital to the health and rights of communities globally. However, solutions and action for climate are often male-driven. With climate change directly affecting women it is imperative they are represented in the development and implementation of solutions. This event is event was live streamed on Bellona’s YouTube page, watch the recording here


  • Barbara Merz, Managing Director, Pathfinder International
  • Cecilia Kinuthia-Njenga, Director of Intergovernmental Progress at UNFCCC
  • Dan Kammen, USAID
  • Ruba Al-Zubi, Sahara Forest Project Representative in Jordan
  • Frederic Hauge, President, Bellona Foundation

#NextGenerationIsNow: How Young Leaders Are Connecting Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Climate

Wednesday, November 10 at 9am ET

Join the #NextGenerationIsNow Partnership, convened by Pathfinder International, Girl Up, the Guttmacher Institute, and Women Deliver in a conversation with young people around the world about the importance of investing in and partnering with youth to drive action at the intersection of SRHR and climate change.

Join us on Pathfinder International’s Twitter @pathfinderint.