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TomorrowNow Celebrates Women Game Changers on International Women’s Day 2023 #IWD2023
March 20, 20234 min read

TomorrowNow Celebrates Women Game Changers on International Women’s Day 2023 #IWD2023

TomorrowNow joined the world in celebrating phenomenal women who are driving transformative change on the International Women’s Day 2023.

Africa – On this special #IWD2023, TomorrowNow wishes a Happy International Women’s Day to all the phenomenal #women farmers, emergency responders, policy makers and key climate adaptation stakeholders that continue to help communities adapt, act & thrive in a changing climate.

From geospatial technology to next-gen farming to digital advisory services, women are driving #local climate adaptation solutions in their own unique way and lifting the critical voice of women along the way.

We celebrate your work, and we are intentional about including your voices in the weather & climate solutions that we are developing through innovative partnerships.

DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality

According to UN Women, the theme around the observance of #IWD2023 centered on celebrating women and girls who are promoting the advancement of transformative technology and digital education.

A key focus of this year’s observance is about exploring the impact of the digital gender gap on worsening socioeconomic inequalities across the world.

It goes without saying that #EmbraceEquity #DigitALL seeks to bring women and other marginalized groups into technology as a step towards enabling the establishment of creative solutions to meet women’s needs and improve lives in a rapidly changing climate.

Key stakeholders have demonstrated the costly impact of governments, organizations and communities failing to include women in nation building activities & decision making. The UN Women’s Gender Snapshot 2022 report alone showed that women’s exclusion from the digital world cut off $1 trillion from the GDP of low income countries in the last decade – and this problem may be exacerbated further to about $1.5 trillion by 2025 if urgent action is not taken.

Therefore, there’s a need to generate women-responsive approaches to digital technology & innovation, and this includes having a full understanding of existing needs and challenges that women are facing when dealing with the negative effects of climate change.

A Women-Inspired Organization

It may come as no surprise that TomorrowNow is a women-inspired organization, beginning with our Executive Director Georgina Campbell Flatter who has been leading by example and inspiring all team members to stay true to our mission and purpose, as we all find ways to generate solutions that benefit EVERYONE.

So far, through our programs, we have incorporated important women/gender considerations to ensure that women and girls are not left behind as we forge more strategic partnerships to leverage emerging weather and climate technologies for inclusive climate adaptation.

Tomorrow’s recent Stakeholder Workshop in Kenya brought together different players in the climate space, including women stakeholders who are driving change at the community level.

The event culminated in a networking event where participants got the chance to connect further with the aim of finding additional ways to empower local communities using innovative approaches (See picture below)

“On this #IWD2023, Our daughters will stand on the shoulders of inspiring and beautiful women like the women here, just as we have stood on the shoulders of the generations of women that have come before us” – Georgina Campbell Flatter, Executive Director.

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