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The Intersection of Gender and Climate: How Women in Agribusiness are Shaping the Climate Conversation in Africa

Climate change-related disasters are accelerating. Demand-side mitigation and risk management opportunities are also becoming more exciting with significant potential if women are centralized as solution drivers. The agricultural sector represents 18.4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Women play significant roles in agriculture, particularly in Africa where they grow 70% of the continent’s food. Women are well-positioned to build solutions that can increase food security, reduce the impact of climate change, and improve livelihoods for everyone. Pooja Eppanapally, WoWE’s Investment Manager, sits down with Mandy Nyarko, General Partner of Future Impact Ventures, and Lesley Ndlovu, CEO of African Risk Capacity, to discuss African women’s leadership in climate change mitigation.

The XX Edge: Unlocking Higher Returns and Lower Risk

Seasoned executives and investors Patience Marime-Ball and Ruth Shaber demonstrate the new paradigm where women are at the center of investing as agents and actors—not just as beneficiaries.

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