Winners of Gender Climate Award announced

Pakistan Gender Climate Award 2024 to shine a light on Pakistani women and recognise their leadership and contribution

Zulfiqar Baig March 13, 2024


To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Embassy of France and Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the European Union Delegation, the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC), has announced the winners of the second edition of the Gender Climate Award on Monday.

The objective of the award is to highlight women’s commitment and leadership in the fight against climate change under three categories: climate action, green business, and young climate journalism.

The winners of the Pakistan Gender Climate Award 2024 are Qandeel Rehman, (Climate Action), Umbreen Arif (Green Business), and Khalida Niaz (Young Climate Journalism). Each winner will receive Rs1.2 million to advance their activity and use the funds to deepen the gender climate nexus in their area of work.

The Pakistan Gender Climate Award 2024 seeks to shine a light on Pakistani women and recognise their leadership and contribution as equal partners in change. The dynamic and resourceful women of Pakistan work in diverse fields ranging from civil society to academia, science to media, business and beyond.

The award is designed to highlight the fact that climate change is not gender-neutral. It impacts women and girls disproportionately, amplifying existing inequalities. With stark disparities in opportunity and access, climate change can harm women’s livelihoods, as well as their health and well-being.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 13th, 2024.



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