The Teacher

Emad KARIM leads Advocacy, Innovation, and Campaigns at UN Women, boasting 15 years across the Asia Pacific, MENA, and at UN Headquarters. An NYU graduate with an M.A in Educational Communication & Technology and a Microsoft-certified developer, he is an expert in ICT for development. Karim founded the 30 for 2030 Network, SDGs Champions Mentorship, and Gender Innovation Agora, co-founded HerStory, and is both an International Fellowship Program fellow and an award-winning social change photographer.

Bindu BHANDARI works as a Climate Change Analyst with the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. She is a dynamic climate professional, recognized as one of the 25 female climate leaders shaping 2019 by The Ecologist. She is a trained systems thinker and experienced in using system dynamics tools to build the capacity of diverse stakeholders for meaningfully engaging in climate action. Her breadth of experience spans from exploring the stories of mountain yak herders to facilitating the TED Countdown session. Ms Bhandari holds a master's degree in Climate Change Science and Policy from the University of Bristol, UK, and has been active in youth and climate space for over a decade. In her spare time, Bindu loves to explore new places and cultures.

Mayumi SATO is a PhD student and Gates Cambridge scholar at the University of Cambridge, climate researcher, and founder and director of SustainED. She has several years of experience working with communities most affected by climate change, such as the Indigenous hill tribes in Thailand, SMEs in Laos, and women water networks across Asia. She has worked on Ministerial-level climate policy discussions on reforestation, illegal logging, and gender equity, and has published in academic and non-academic journals on issues of reforestation, land rights, gender and social equity, and climate justice. She has been awarded by Peace First, and Audi Environmental Foundation, among others, for her advocacy on environmental, social, gender, and racial justice, and has given plenaries internationally at climate conferences. She is a 30 for 2030 network member representing Japan.

The Class

This class is designed to educate participants on the foundational principles of gender equality and its critical intersection with climate justice. This session delves into the differential impacts of climate change on women, highlights women’s leadership in addressing climate change and emphasizes the pivotal role young people play in driving the gender-responsive climate action. Through interactive activities and discussions, the class aims to inspire and empower young advocates to become champions of both gender equality and climate justice.

When & Where?

Monday, 4th December at 10AM CET (check your time zone).

Online videoconference Zoom.

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