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Masters in Conservation Leadership

Rosalind Notes from the Field

We are pleased to share the recording, links, and slides from our first 'Notes from the Field' online talk, given by Rosalind Helfand (cohort 2018-19) and chaired by Pamela Abbott. The talk, titled "UN Women at the Intersection of Gender Equality and the Environment: Lessons in Leading and Convening," provided valuable insights into Rosalind's work and the innovative approach taken by UN Women in addressing the interconnected challenges of gender equality, biodiversity loss, climate change, and land degradation.

This programme, initiated by Sorosh Poya Faryabi (2015-16) and co-created with the CL Team, aims to showcase the work of individual alumni and foster learning, collaboration, and opportunities within the UCCLAN community. The next session will be held in July, and we will add the details to your diaries/team calendar once confirmed.

During her presentation, Rosalind discussed her role at the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), where she convenes the Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice (FACJ), a global multi-stakeholder partnership. She highlighted UN Women's intersectional and transformative approach to connecting gender equality with pressing environmental issues through the FACJ and across various streams of work, including Economic Empowerment, Research and Data, and topics such as gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and feminist leadership.

Rosalind also shared insights into how this work relates to the preparations for this year's Rio Convention COPs and provided specific examples of these intersections from FACJ's grassroots-women and youth partners.

If you are an alumnus interested in presenting and being part of this programme, please reach out to us. We look forward to showcasing the diverse expertise and experiences within our community.