GGCA Innovation Forum Alliance Building, Advocacy and Action on Gender & Climate Change

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO — On Thursday, 9 November, members of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) will announce the GGCA Innovation Forum: Alliance Building, Advocacy and Action on Gender & Climate Change taking place on Saturday, 12 November and Sunday, 13 November at the Université Cadi Ayyad. The full Forum program can be accessed at



  • Juliana Velez (moderator), Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO), USA/Colombia
  • Bridget Burns, Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO), USA
  • Gertrude Kenyangi, Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN), Uganda
  • Maria Nailevu, DIVA for Equality, Fiji


GGCA Innovation Forum Details



12 November, 9:30 AM-7 PM

13 November, 9:30 AM-3:00 PM



Université Cadi Ayyad

Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Economiques et Sociales

2380, Daoudiate, Marrakech, Morocco



On Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, 2016, the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) is hosting the first ever 2016 GGCA Innovation Forum. The GGCA Innovation Forum will bring together grassroots leaders and gender experts from GGCA’s diverse and powerful network, alongside students, researchers, practitioners and decision-makers, to reflect on milestones in achieving gender-responsive climate policy, learn valuable skills and best practice for implementation, and look forward to real action on climate for women and men around the world.



Representatives from the GGCA’s 90+ member organizations, international and local students, researchers, and academics, gender and climate change experts and practitioners, partners who support this work or want to learn more.


The Forum will feature interactive panels and skillshare sessions with a variety of speakers including Mary Robinson (Former President of Ireland, Founder of Mary Robinson Foundation, Devi Jane Leiper O’Malley (Co-Director, FRIDA – The Young Feminist Fund), Liane Schalatek (Associate Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America), Sam Bickersteth (Chief Executive, Climate & Development Knowledge Network), Ipul VIcky Powaseu (Chairperson, Pacific Disability Forum), Brandon Wu (Senior Policy Analyst, Action Aid), Wanjira Mathai (Director, Partnerships for Women Entrepreneurs in Renewables) and many more.


A complete list of speakers can be found at

Registration steps can be found here



Launched in 2007, the Global Gender and Climate Alliance works to ensure that climate change policies, decision-making, and initiatives at the global, regional and national levels are gender responsive which is critical to solving the climate crisis. GGCA brings a human face to climate change decision–making and initiatives to integrate a gender perspective into policy and decision making, ensure that financing mechanisms on mitigation and adaptation address the needs of poor women and men equitably, build capacity at all levels to design and implement gender-responsive climate change policies, strategies and programmes, and share practical tools, information, and methodologies to facilitate the integration of gender into policy and programming.


Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA)


GGCA Innovation Forum


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