Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

The Women's Environment and Development Organization- WEDO- is a global women’s advocacy organization working towards a just world that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment.

WEDO works on a range of cross-cutting issues—from climate change and natural resource management, to global governance and finance and UN reform—within three interlinked areas: women’s leadership, sustainable development and global governance. On behalf of the GGCA, WEDO administers two key projects: the Advocacy Team and the Women Delegates Fund (WDF).

Tracking the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process closely, the Advocacy Team is comprised of civil society leaders from a range of backgrounds, expertise and regions. The team’s close work with government negotiators as technical advisors and strong advocacy with other women and gender organizations to integrate effective gender language into climate change policies have resulted in several important gender references in recent COP decisions at the UNFCCC. As administrators of the WDF, WEDO supports women to join their national negotiating teams at major UNFCCC meetings and provides networking opportunities and skills training in partnership with many GGCA partners. In addition to this work, WEDO is working with IUCN on REDD+, jointly facilitating workshops to develop country-specific roadmaps to guide the design and implementation of gender-sensitive REDD+ strategies in Ghana, Cameroon, and Uganda.