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Feminist South perspectives on the climate crisis

Online talk with Mana Omar

Environmental expert Mana Omar will speak about the impacts of the climate crisis on pastoralist communities in Kenya (Somali, Maasai), focusing on the losses and damages they do experience and gendered aspects of the climate crisis.

She will talk about the efforts of building climate resilience among pastoralist communities and promoting additional income sources for women.

Moderated by Joachim Raich, climate justice advocate at Südwind.
Language: English
Date: Wednesday, 22. November 2023, 5.00 – 6.30 pm (CET)
Register here via zoom

Mana Omar
is the executive director of “Spring of the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands” (SASAL), an NGO working with pastoral communities to build climate resilience. She is part of the Somali indigenous community in Kenya that strongly experiences the impacts of climate change, including climate-induced migration.
Mana Omar is a trained climate scientist with a degree in Meteorology and a Masters in Environmental Governance. Mana is also a member of YOUNGO, the Official Children and Youth Constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Fridays for Future Africa, as well as a youth leader with the UN women Feminist Action for Climate Justice Action Coalition.

Organised by: Südwind and WIDE

Invitation as a pdf

Photo credits: © SASAL

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