Women Leaders and the Global Transformation Summit
In the context of the adoption of the new United Nations Sustainable Development goals and the historic Paris Climate Agreement at COP21, both followed by the perspective of COP22 in Marrakech, the Kingdom of Morocco is convening a worldwide summit on Women Leaders and Global Transformation needed to bring humanity on a low carbon economy trajectory. Through an impressive gathering of active women leaders in different sectors from all horizons (business CEOs City Mayors, NGO activists, Politicians, Scientists…) this unique Summit will be an opportunity to reiterate the new paradigm shift that is happening globally in the area of sustainable development, climate mitigation and adaptation due to solutions provided by women.
Women in different fields and across different realms deliver solutions to climate change and sustainable development and can be role models for other men and women. They are also a source of inspiration for women lacking access to information or the means for influencing development. Millions of women today are marginalized yet can be real solution providers for sustainable development and climate change. We know women are more vulnerable to climate change yet by working with them can be empowered to be part of the transformation towards low carbon solutions and a more equitable sustainable development.
Together women can pave the way towards change and be an example to the world by empowering and inspiring each other.
The main objective of the summit is to show how women can be strong solution providers and how collaboration with other women and proactive men can enhance further sustainable development and decarbonization. The Kingdom of Morocco would like to show that women can be proactive leaders taking their own and their children’s future into their hand and bring concrete solutions to the table.
Two key axes will be developed
1. Showcase women leaders across all spheres of influence who have succeeded in adapting and innovating in their businesses, governments, universities, communities and are providing low carbon and sustainable solutions towards economic development
2. Illustrate solidarity between women globally mainly in three key areas; Energy • Innovation • Adaptation
It would be ideal to come out of the meeting with an enhanced understanding of leadership paradigms and solutions provided by women as well as coalesce around adaptation & mitigation .projects in order to improve the daily life of women and create avenues for empowerment.
November, 16th 2016
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