Connect and learn about the attendees at the inaugural

Women and the Environment Conference!

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Linda Eckerbom Cole

Founder and E.D

Community Action Fund for Women in Africa

Santa Barbara


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What key words best describe your hope for the future?

Collaboration and Community

Describe what are you working on in the field of climate change, environmental protection, environmental justice or social impact.

CAFWA work together with women in Africa affected by war. We currently work with 4,500 women in Northern Uganda. Our focus is on access to capital through micro finance, agricultural programs that use sustainable and local resources to build the capacity of women to increase yields and build resilience, and adult literacy. This year we are have started a program that focuses on girls access to education, completion of primary and continuation to secondary school.

How might other W&E conference attendees be able to support your work, goals or objectives?

I am looking forward to connect with people doing similar work, either locally or internationally, to exchange ideas, approaches and build systems of support.

What are you able and willing to contribute to other attendees at the conference to support their work, goals or objectives?

I have over 20 years experience of working in developing countries, mostly in conflict and post-conflict areas in Africa, focusing on women, war and reconstruction. I am happy to share my knowledge and time.

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