YONECO has embarked on strengthening the capacity of rural women in climate change adaptation among the groups of people that are mostly affected by the impacts of climate change and resilience.
Thus, a total of 30 women from the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwambo have been trained in climate adaptation and resilience. The objective of the training was to empower the participants with knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively respond to the impacts of climate change on their communities and livelihoods.
YONECO intends to build the capacity of rural community members to adapt to changing weather patterns, reduce disaster risks, and build resilience. “This training has equipped us with the necessary knowledge and skills that will enable us to protect our households and sustain our livelihoods,” explained 48-year-old Ndaziona Mpoma who was among the women who were trained from the area of TA Mwambo.
Among other factors, unequal socio- economic status leaves them with fewer means to adapt and cope with changing environmental conditions. Furthermore, gender disparities also hamper women’s ability to protect themselves and their communities from climate-related risks. In addition to this, there are more subsistence women farmers as compared to men.