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2nd edition of gender climate award launched

By Our Correspondent
December 01, 2023

Islamabad: The Embassy of France in Pakistan and Agence Française de Developpement (AFD), in collaboration with The European Union Delegation to Pakistan, United Nations Development Program, and L'Oreal Pakistan has announced the commencement of the second edition of the Gender Climate Award (GCA). Applications for the 2024 edition are now open and will be accepted until December 31st, 2023.

The Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change will serve as the implementing partner for managing all the GCA-related activities. The Gender Climate Award 2024 aims to champion and support climate actions led by women, elevating their work and acknowledging their dedication. This award represents a significant stride towards fostering ambition, ownership, and advancement opportunities for women in the climate action space.

This representational image shows a climate activist holding a placard. — Unsplash/File
This representational image shows a climate activist holding a placard. — Unsplash/File

The call for submissions is open nationwide across three categories: Climate Action, Young Climate Journalism, and Green Enterprise. Following a rigorous screening and interview process, one winner will be selected by the jury from each category. The recipients will be granted financial support to further their initiatives, driving positive change and expanding their impact on gender-inclusive climate action.

Eligibility is extended to all women contributing to climate change efforts, whether as individuals, activists, or members of civil society, community-based organizations, academia, research, science, enterprise, media, or advocacy. Notably, the Young Climate Journalism category is exclusively open to women aged 35 or younger.