The Rallying Cry | Accelerate transformation: Invest in African women leading climate action
Learn more about how The Rallying Cry is shifting capital and narratives for inclusive private-sector climate leadership and solutions in Africa. Get involved!
Women business leaders in Africa are facing the climate crisis head on. It’s time to join them. As the impacts of the climate and ecological crises intensify – affecting the agricultural sector, disrupting supply chains, and deepening existing inequalities – women are building innovative enterprises which can not only withstand these shocks, but cascade positive impacts throughout their communities and natural environments.
There is much to learn from women’s climate leadership:
- African countries have some of the highest numbers of women entrepreneurs per capita in the world.1 The stories of women business leaders in Zambia, shared with The Rallying Cry, illustrate their capacity for climate and gender impact, while powerfully dismantling narratives which underestimate African women’s agency as transformative leaders.
- Bupe Chipili Mulapesi, Sarah Ngwenya and Vaezi Chima have founded and scaled businesses which support women’s economic empowerment, climate adaptation and mitigation.
- From innovative techniques for soil regeneration to building the capacity of women in their supply chains, women business leaders are demonstrating resilience and unwavering commitment to sustaining their businesses and supporting others in the face of challenges presented by climate change, economic shocks, and limited access to finance.