Sonita Mbah emerged as a young leader, facilitator, trainer in Better World Cameroon non-profit, building the Bafut Ecovillage and working with young people, agro-forestry & eco-demonstration projects. She has represented the voices of African youth and communities at the UN climate negotiations, is Executive Secretary of Global Ecovillage Network Africa and in 2017 received the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award from Women and Gender Constituency.
As an internationally renowned facilitator, trainer and consultant Sonita has worked in more than 21 countries drawing on her expertise in Permaculture, Ecovillage Design and Social Enterprise. Her inspiring work is at the intersectionality of challenging cultural gender norms, honouring transforming peoples’ relationship with the land and initiating sustainable solutions through community led ethical entrepreneurship.
Thursday November 11 at 6pm GMT (UK)
Women, power and Entrepreneurship in the Climate Change Age
This Masterclass relates to our stand at Cop26 at the women´s exhibition of ´Amplifying Women´s voices through ethical markets´ where Gaia Education will be showcasing some of our partner projects around the world in climate crises affected areas.
These are some of the questions that will be explored in the Masterclass;
What inspired you and your generation to get into eco-activist work?
How to address cultural general norms and climate change impact on
community led sustainable solutions?
What is important in creating conditions to empower women engaging in social enterprise?
Join us in on this important conversation with Sonita and Gaia Education facilitator Jane Rasbash.
We are offering this event in the spirit of the Gift Economy. A donation of 10-50GBP is recommended, so we can create similar events and make them available to as many people as possible, but we understand that this is not possible for everyone.
Please donate any amount you feel comfortable with and are able to.
Jane works in sustainable development using an empowerment and engaged spirituality approach. She lives in Findhorn Ecovillage and has taught on EDEs in Findhorn, Sieben Linden, Myanmar and Thailand.
Jane supports all stages of the project cycle as a needs based consultant for community, sustainable education and rights based projects in Asia and Africa. She co-founded the Grassroots Leadership Training, an ongoing programme with a big impact on emerging civil society in South East Asia, particularly Myanmar.