As a partner of choice, we are proud to provide technical assistance in this program design and implementation to our partners who are experts in the local context. In other program locations, we carefully vet and select local partners to help us best reach the most marginalized people.
Panel: Women’s Solidarity to End Poverty and Fight Climate Change
Since 2019, the UN estimates about 648 million people globally were living in extreme poverty, a number that has only grown since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, women have lost their livelihoods at a higher rate than men, and continue to bear a larger burden of unpaid care work.
The climate crisis acts as a threat multiplier, exacerbating vulnerabilities.
Through a conversation with practitioners and policy makers, we explored how women’s solidarity and collaborative action can be transformative in building resilience against climate change.
Nathalie Laidler-Kylander, President, Trickle Up
Olasimbo Sojinrin, Chief Operating Officer, Solar Sister
Louise Erskine, Chief of Staff and Gender & Climate Lead, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Worknesh Mekonen Gonet, Country Director – Ethiopia, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Coaching is a key component of our programs, especially in situations of protracted vulnerability. Learn how coaches and participants from the same community can support each other’s pathways out of extreme poverty.
With 10% of the world’s population living in extreme poverty, MetLife Foundation and Trickle Up are committed to building economic and social opportunities for marginalized people.