She Goes Green
Green economies are defined as economies that result in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.
Ecological challenges, natural disasters and unsustainable natural resource management disproportionately affect the poor in developing countries.
Since women constitute the majority of the world’s poor and are comparatively more dependent on scarce natural resources, they suffer in particular from these effects and the repercussions of climate change.
The award recognizes the gender dimension of green growth, especially in the context of private sector development and the vital leadership of female led enterprises by shedding the light on their business and social impact, their potential for scalability and degree of innovative contributions to green growth and sustainable private sector development.
Who can apply?
Areas of contribution may include:
- Green production and manufacturing processes: eliminating chemical inputs and hazardous working conditions.
- Green consumerism: creating new business opportunities and markets.
- Product development and the use of green technology.