The Climate Crisis: The Global Impact on Women and Girls

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About this Event

From droughts to flooding to wildfires to superstorms, the climate crisis is having profound effects on the livelihoods of people everywhere. However, when it comes to the lives of girls and women, there are disproportionate effects occurring. Research shows a rise in gender-based violence following catastrophic climate-related events, as well as an increase in sex trafficking and child marriages. In this webinar, guest experts will be discussing the climate crisis and the impact on women and girls. Register in advance for this webinar.


Ryan Ehrhart

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Ryan Ehrhart

Ryan Ehrhart is a professor in the Environmental Studies and Sciences program at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. He earned his PhD in human geography at the City University of New York Graduate Center. His research interests have ranged from the class and gender dynamics of rural development in the Philippines to social and environmental justice and sustainable development planning in New York City and Long Island.

Keya Lamba

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Keya Lamba

Keya began her career as a Kindergarten teacher in California with Teach for America. Over the past nine years, Keya has taught in early childhood classrooms, designed and facilitated teacher professional development and created play-based curricula for low-resource settings across multiple countries. Keya has a Master’s in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she was an Early Childhood Education Zaentz Fellow, & an undergraduate degree in International Development and Chinese from UCLA. Follow her on social media: Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter

Aanya Niaz

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Aanya Niaz

Aanya Niaz is the Founder of The Maple Advisory Group and a Senior Management Consultant currently based between London and Lahore. She has 13+ years of experience as a practitioner and researcher in the education sector. Most notably, Aanya led the development of Pakistan’s first English as a Foreign Language Curriculum for the world’s largest low-cost private school network, The Citizens Foundation; advised governments on their national evaluation and assessment policies with the OECD in France; and taught middle & high school students as well as professionally developed teachers in the US with Teach For America, in South Africa with Raise The Children International and in Pakistan with various organisations. Aanya’s work has primarily focused on mother-tongue based education, curriculum design, teacher agency as well as research & policy advice. In 2018, she also began her career as a management consultant with EY, putting her in a unique position of being able to offer both deep education-sector knowledge as well as a comprehensive project leadership and management toolkit. Her focus remains on using innovative methods & experimentation to raise the bar for what's possible for the most marginalized learners in the Global South. She received her Master's in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oxford in 2017. Aanya ​was awarded a full scholarship to attend the University of Virginia, where she completed her Bachelor's degree with a double major in Foreign Affairs and Global Development Studies in 2011.

About the Forum

This is a parallel event hosted by the UUA Office at the UN as part of the NGO CSW66 Forum.

The NGO CSW66 Forum, which will run parallel to the CSW66 session (66th Commission on the Status of Women, an annual summit at UN Headquarters), will take place from 13-25 March, kicking off with Consultation Day on the 13th. The NGO CSW66 Forum will be virtual and is open to the public, regardless of ECOSOC-accreditation status.

Register to attend the NGO CSW66 Virtual Forum to have access to the virtual platform before the start of the Forum on 13 March 2022. Use the platform as an advocacy tool by seeing who else is registered to the platform and networking with them.

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