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Women-Led Climate Resilience (WLCR)

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Individual Contributions

Partner

(Sohbet El Kheir) Umbrella NGO and 3 partner NGOs

Project Goals

Three green clinics in Sohag Governorate set up and prepared for crises and promoting green practices

Three community NGOs strengthened in Sohag Governorate to lead climate change mitigation and resilience efforts

Women are financially autonomous and better prepared to handle climate shocks in the Sohag Governorate

Overview
2022–2024
In Egypt, Pathfinder is working together with its partners to establish greener health clinics and communities

The Women-Led Climate Resilience (WLCR) Project (Green Clinics Model) integrates family planning and climate resilience activities. The project advocates for women’s reproductive freedom, resulting in women’s greater personal and financial independence, food and nutrition security among families, and reduced stress on local ecosystems and resources. The project specifically supports health clinics to become green by using solar energy and training staff on green practices, such as green waste disposal and water conservation measures. The project’s multisectoral “one health” approach helps service providers combat potential health risks from climate change, emphasizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment to achieve optimal health outcomes.

Pathfinder will be working with women to become “Ambassadors of Change.” The women will learn how to reduce their carbon footprint and impact the environment by leading green community initiatives.

Project Activities


  • Adapt health facilities to be more environmentally friendly by equipping them with solar panels, green waste disposal methods, and water conservation measures
  • Train health care providers to combat climate change health risks and mobilize communities to act against climate change under the leadership of local women who are “Ambassadors of Change”
  • Sensitize households in targeted districts to the health effects of climate change, train women on recyclable crafts they can sell to earn an income and educate women and communities on reducing their carbon footprint
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