The Gender and Climate Guidebook

Problem Statement

Prospective Egyptian and UK young social entrepreneurs are in need of evidence based knowledge about climate change and climate justice, as well as trainings on conducting effective climate awareness campaigns and accessing funding; in order to deliver needs based projects/campaigns tackling climate change. These campaigns would help their local communities; especially women.

Target Group

The project targeted prospective young social entrepreneurs (18-25) from all over Egypt (with representation from almost 7 governorates; including upper Egypt) and the United Kingdom. Proposed Solution: In order to tackle these issues, a 3 months training aimed at raising the awareness of 45 leaders from Egypt (7+ governorates) and UK about the climate crisis and its impact on women was conducted. Additionally, the training empowered them with the tools to transfer knowledge about the climate crisis and to start or expand their social start ups that target tackling an issue related to the climate crisis.

Hub Activities

A number of hub activities were conducted:

  1. Delivering a 3 months hybrid training to 45 participants on topics related to climate change, climate justice, project proposal drafting, pitching, and accessing finance.

  2. Delivering two weeks of mentorship to each team (10 teams comprising 3-6 participants) to enable them to draft their project proposals as well as to conduct two climate awareness campaigns (1 online with the UK participants and another in person).

  3. Organizing a closing ceremony for the participants to showcase their work in front of relevant development partners and Climate activists.

  4. Providing the winning team with a seed fund to start their project and 2 free incubation opportunities to the 2nd and 3rd best teams.

  5. Providing post mentorship to the team gaining seed fund to amplify their impacts.

Short-Term Goals

  1. Delivering 21 workshops over the period of 3 months to 30 participants.

  2. Assisting the participants to come up with at least 2 project/campaign proposals for each team (comprising 3 people).

  3. Assisting the participants to deliver at least 2 project/campaign proposals for each team (comprising 3 people).

  4. Partnering with at least 2 youth led organizations.

  5. Producing a guidebook highlighting the campaigns undertaken and disseminating it with relevant stakeholders.

Long-Term Goals

  1. Empowering the winning teams with financial assistance and post mentorship to ensure their project sustainability.

  2. Ensuring that at least 3 teams have institutionalized their projects and are still actively operating.

  3. Choosing a leader from each governorate to become an ambassador for the project. Hence, sharing their gained experience in their governorates.

  4. Expanding the impact of the participants awareness campaigns to reach 1500 beneficiary by the end of 2023. 5- Conducting different projects to complement that one, on different sustainability themes to empower 2030 leaders by the year 2030.

Available Metrics

  1. Delivering a 3 months training including 21 workshops to 45 young leaders. Skills like green pitching were acquired.

  2. Delivering 20 awareness campaigns by the project participants 10 online and 10 offline; benefiting 750+ beneficiaries.

  3. Producing a guidebook highlighting the awareness campaigns conducted by the participants.

  4. Delivering 2 campaigns to women in rural communities; teaching them how they can use rice stray to make handicrafts; to benefit from it economically instead of burning it.

  5. Delivering a seed fund to the winning team to continue on with its work.

  6. Delivering two free training incubation packages to the 2nd and 3rd best teams.

  7. Conducting partnerships with 3 organizations. Project collaborators: UKYCC, British Council in Egypt, and Empower 2030 Leaders