Her Excellency’s Speech at Catalyzing Transformative Ideas With Planetary Impact

When we have women at the forefront of climate action this ensures the sustainability of the practices and policies we would want to adopt. In African culture, women are nurturers; they nurture them physically, nurture their innovation and pass on knowledge and information to them through storytelling and teaching. As a result, they influence the actions and practices of generations.

Did you know, women produce more than half of the food that is grown globally, and in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean, they produce up to 80% of the food that is grown.

However, women earn much less for their labour yet produce more than their male counterparts. Their role in global conversations on food systems and in climate action in food systems should therefore not be ignored. Nevertheless, women rarely get a seat at the table.

In the journey to a carbon negative planet we hope we can listen to women’s unique experiences and challenges, sensitize women on the changes that need implementation to safeguard our planet and involve them in the decision making process.