About Us

About
Girls for Climate
Action

Girls for Climate Action is a grassroot Girl/Young women eco-feminist movement that is putting our realities and experiences to advocate for climate justice at the local and national levels. The movement was started by young women and girls who live in the riparian zones of the River Nile in Jinja, Uganda whose activism started from the experience of floods and droughts and at the same time the lack of freedom to access the River Nile and the various streams that were being polluted by investors. The movement started to demand leaders for action and ensure that the companies that pollute the Nile and the various streams can be held accountable, demanding for inclusion in the local environmental and local policies, translating the policies into local languages and create more awareness, capacity building for young women and girls in all their different diversities.

Our Vision

Our vision is to build a just world that is resilient and thrives in harmony with the environment.

Our Mission

To actively engage young women and girls to tackle the climate crisis and promote climate justice while centering their lived realities and experiences through advocacy and policy engagement, climate leadership and supporting young women/women Led local climate solutions in building community resilience to climate change impacts and climate education towards behavioral change appreciating the role of education in changing mindsets.

OUR CORE
VALUES

  • Compassion
  • Ingenuity
  • Accountability
  • Care
  • Knowledge Sharing

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  • Young women and girls in their different diversities across Africa are disproportionately affected by climate change impacts. These have no  or limited access to resources to adapt to climate change impacts and build their resilience.
  • Exclusion of young women and girls from decision-making processes has led to sidelining of the experiences that women and girls have about the environment to shape the decisions made about the future of the planet.
  • Limited implementation of knowledge that is initiated by women and girls in communities.

OUR KEY
PROGRAM AREAS

g4ca programs
our programmes

Green Master Curriculum Eco Innovations Contest Green Master Challenge.

Girl Climate Corps, Local Climate Leaders, Climate Captains.

Women starting or coming up with local climate solutions to local climate challenges to be replicated in their communities.

Climate Corps Fellowship

Empowering girls in climate leadership, activism, adaptation, mitigation and movement building.

Partnership

Co-design process for Generation Equality Forum with support from Global Fund for Women.

OUR IMPACT

1
GREEN MASTER CLUBS ESTABLISHED
800 +
YOUNG WOMEN & GIRLS ENGAGED
800
CLIMATE
CAPTAINS
1
ECO INNOVATIONS
BIRTHED
1 +
ECO STOVES ESTABLISHED
1
CLIMATE RESILIENCE HUBS
800 +
WOMEN
TRAINED
1
BIO-INTENSIVE GARDENS
800 +
GREEN
SOLUTIONS REPLICATED
1
EXCHANGE PROGRAM - USA
1 +
YOUNG WOMEN climate CORPS LEADERS
1 +
FRUIT TREES
PLANTED
1 +
FRUIT TREE SEEDLINGS RAISED

EVENTS AND CAMPAIGNS

BIRTHDAY TREE CAMPAIGN

ORCHARD WEEK

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

ECO CHOICES

MEET OUR
DIVERSE TEAM

Meet out esteemed team that works around the corner to get things done

Joanita Babirye

Co-Founder & Movement Strategist

Viola Kataike

Climate Corps Program

Claire Pedo Lokeris

Community Manager

Martha Arinaitwe

Partnership & Fundraising associate

Mbwali Resty

Climate resilience Hub lead

Nancy Kubilima

Adolescent Programs Lead

Sandra Kisakye

Climate resilience Hub Associate

Margaret Mbirire

Adolescent program associate

Wilson Mukwaya

Finance Associate

Kizza Pius Ddumba

CONTENT LEAD

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