Press Release: Freetown Becomes the First City in West Africa to Launch Women4Climate Mentorship Program Freetown

Freetown – On Friday, 16th August, 2019, Freetown City Council (FCC) in collaboration with Sierra Leone Women Engineers (SLWE) launched the Women4Climate Mentorship Program Freetown during a press conference at the Mayor’s Parlour. 

The Women4Climate Mentorship Program is a leadership initiative of the C40 Cities that brings together exceptional women change-makers who are using innovative approaches to solve problems related to climate change in their communities. The C40 Cities, a global network of leading cities, including London, New York, Johannesburg, and Singapore, that are committed to fighting against climate change.

Freetown is the third city in Africa and the first in West Africa to launch the Women4Climate Mentorship Program, which will empower the next generation of women climate champions in Freetown by connecting them with public and private sector leaders from around the world. Emerging women champions will be mentored for a year during which they will receive training that aims to enhance skills development, and address gender barriers to women’s leadership in climate change issues, amongst other things.

The application window is now open for women working to solve issues related to climate change in Freetown, including deforestation, emissions, sand mining etc, on 

Applications will close on September 16, 2019.


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