Recording of Keynote address on Day 2 of the inaugural Caribbean Women for Climate Justice Conference 2022 on Earth Day, April 22, 2022
Theme: Invest in our Women, Invest in our Planet
Keynote address by Ayesha Constable of GirlsCare
Poem by Nikhil Sankar
Ayesha has paired her activism with her scholarship having researched and published on gender and climate change as part of her doctoral studies, which links her interests in agriculture, climate adaptation, youth and gender. Her research looks at perceptions of climate change and determinants of adaptation among small-scale farmers in rural Jamaica. The paper analyzes the intersection between socio-cultural and economic factors in shaping farmers' experiences with climate change and willingness to adapt. She is founder of GirlsCARE, a movement seeking to provide mentorship to young feminist activists in the Caribbean- and a recent recipient of funding from Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation to continue their work in feminist climate justice.
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This event was produced by The Climate Conscious Podcast and The Breadfruit Collective, and sponsored by the Open Society Foundations.
Opening music: Angelique Kidjo - Mother Nature ft. Sting