KWCA wins RISE Challenge award for a second time to upscale its gender work in conservancies

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KWCA is among five USAID grantees to win the competitive Resilience, Inclusive and Sustainable Environments (RISE) 2022 challenge award for a second time. The announcement was made today April 18, during a pre-Earth day event held in Washington DC hosted by IUCN and USAID to commemorate International Earth Day 2023.


In this second RISE grant, KWCA will continue its partnership with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) CARE International in Kenya and the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) and will work with its landscape conservancy associations Taita Taveta Wildlife Conservancies Association (TTWCA)and Amboseli Ecosystem Trust to empower women to meaningfully and safely participate in conservancy governance and management in Kasigau conservancy (Taita Taveta landscape) and Kitirua conservancy (Amboseli landscape).


The project will focus on gender-based violence prevention and mitigation by challenging harmful social norms and by improving partners’ institutional capacity to address gender-based violence within their programmes and operations.


KWCA Previous RISE Project worked to advance equitable gender, social and power norms in community conservancies by adapting CARE’s International gender transformative tool Social Analysis and Action (SAA) tool to challenge harmful norms and gender biases that hinder women from participating meaningfully in community conservancies.


Read more on KWCA’s new project and details of the other winners drawn from South East Asia, Central America and Southern Africa in this  press release 


Read more about KWCA first RISE grant here 


The RISE grants challenge is a unique fund that supports local partnerships between environmental and women’s organisations to address gender-based violence and environment linkages in the context of environmental degradation and climate change. Funded by USAID, the RISE grants challenge is a direct response to an IUCN and USAID landmark study on Gender-based violence and environment linkages: the violence of inequality.


Learn more about RISE Challenge award here 



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