Show us the climate money, women leaders and activists tell COP28
(Context, 4 Dec 2023) Lack of access to funding for women is holding back effective climate action, analysts say.
When Stephanie Akrumah founded the Centre for Green Growth, a Ghanaian organisation that trains women in her country on how to adapt to climate change, she used her own money, convinced she was doing the right thing.
Then she received a small amount of funding from international aid agency CARE to carry out training in communities.
Now the young activist is on the hunt for new sources of finance to expand the education she says is crucial for Ghanaian women to respond to impacts like flash floods on their farms.
But in several months of trying, it has proved "extremely difficult" to find, due to onerous processes and requirements for accessing international funding.