Women are building the capacities of others to reduce risks
Goundo is working to build women’s capacity to secure their environmental rights and protects their nature-based livelihoods.
Goundo was interviewed during the High-Level Forum on “Inclusion, leadership, and participation of women and girls in humanitarian action and risk-informed recovery and resilience”, organised by UN Women and the Lake Chad Basin Commission, in Yaoundé, Cameroon, between the 14th and 16th of September 2021.
Goundo is working for a local organisation in Mali that helps build women’s capacity to secure their environmental rights and protects their nature-based livelihoods against the negative effects of climate change and environmental degradation.
She is an ambassador for building women's capacities in disaster risk reduction and noted:
“We need to develop mechanisms and design significant initiatives that can help women to enhance their capacity and give them the opportunity to empower and become more independent.”
She further highlighted the importance of developing women's capacities to build networks and partnerships:
“We really need to focus on women’s capacity building in disaster risk reduction (prevention, preparedness) and climate change adaptation, to train them on these areas of work to help women make informed and efficient decisions. We need to encourage them to build networks in order to influence disaster management related decisions.”