The Nexus between Climate Action and Gender Equality: A Dialogue

Event Details

Join Drawdown Toronto, a project of Unify Toronto, The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC), and the Ryerson Leadership Lab to expand our thinking and mobilize on climate change solutions relating to women and girls.

We will be joined by Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, Senior V.P. of Communications & Engagement at Project Drawdown. Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist and teacher, bringing focus to what is possible for humanity and our home, this earth. Dr. Wilkinson is the latest Visiting Global Fellow at the Ryerson Leadership Lab, bringing her interdisciplinary background in academia, business and the social sector to engage Toronto on climate change innovation.

This interactive and participatory session invites local and International Cooperation organizations and institutions, International Development professionals, youth leaders and students to:
-learn about Project Drawdown climate change sector solutions relating to women and girls, including girls’ education, family planning and women smallholder farmers;
-consider the intersection between the Project Drawdown Women and Girls sector solutions and the Canadian International Development context, including Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy;
-discuss programming related to climate change, gender equality, education and beyond;
-explore implications for funding and fundraising.

Participants will have opportunities to share learnings and insights based on their groups’ and organizations’ programming experience related to climate action, gender equality, education, family planning and support to smallholders.

This session will be followed by a networking fair featuring local and international organizations and groups working on Drawdown Women and Girls sector solutions from 5:00-6:30. Light refreshments will be available. This will be followed by the Drawdown Toronto Summit on Climate Action & Gender Equality from 6:30-9:00.

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