ActionAid Bangladesh has recognised two female leaders with awards on Sunday for their extraordinary contribution in addressing climate crisis.
According to a press release, the award winners -- Lake Begum and Jannatul Mouwa were given Tk25,000 each at the closing ceremony of the virtual event "Gobeshona Global Conference."
While announcing the name of the winners, ActionAid Bangladesh Country Director Farah Kabir said, "Since 1983, ActionAid Bangladesh has been working in diverse range of development aspects such as poverty, agriculture, environment, climate change and climate justice. ActionAid facilitate women and young people led solutions to environment and climate crisis that are practical and scalable."
"We are working from grassroots to global level. Some of our recent initiatives are- women led agroecology schools, seedbanks, divisional hubs on climate change and resilience", Farah Kabir Added.
Farah Kabir urged to invest further in women leadership to address reliance to climate change and disasters. She also stressed on bringing women's voices, especially young women's voices at policy level for gender responsive policy formulation, financing and implementation in all aspect of policies in all levels.
Between the two awardees of this events, Lake Begum has been practicing climate resilient agriculture for over a decade. She inspired many woman farmers to understand the agroecology approach and scale up. Another awardee Jannatul Mouwa, has set an example of "Courage of Conviction" by challenging the social norms in leading a group of young women to engage in social transformation.
The seven-day long annual "Gobeshona Global Conference", virtually hosted by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) came to an end Sunday. The aim of the Gobeshona Global conference is to stimulate actions amongst the participants, inspire people to start their own initiatives through research or practice and encourage collaborations.