The overall goal of the JWHi grant was to develop Olfa’s advocacy capacities in international climate politics as well as to increase her skills to transfer the knowledge gained on international level to the national and local level. The grant enabled her to take part in the COP22 in Marrakesh. She attended the first week of the COP-session and that helped her to understand in a better way the negotiations process, the work regarding different agenda items and how to balance attendance between negotiations and side events.
After the COP, she was invited to film a short video for the “Human Rights Arab Fund” about the gender dimension of climate change and an update about the COP22. She had several interviews in local media about the conference and the role of youth and women. Further she took part in the GGCA Innovation Forum organized by the Global Gender and Climate Alliance, as a member of the alliance. This last activity was a great opportunity to meet, share and network with different gender experts, activists and leaders alongside students, researchers, practitioners and decision-makers.
As a last activity she will organize a two-day training session as a collaboration between GenderCC and We love Kairouan. Participants will be representatives of local civil society organizations. The workshop will raise awareness of climate change and gender issues, and ensure that women activists in Tunisia understand gender, climate change, public policies and justice concepts, as well as the linkages between gender and climate change.
The overall goal is to develop Olfa’s advocacy capacities in international climate politics as well as to increase her skills to transfer the knowledge gained on international level to the national and local level.