Investing in Local Leadership to Advocate for Equitable Climate Resilience
In this session, we will share examples of community-based organizations that are investing in developing community leaders to build momentum for local water equity and climate resilience. We will highlight River Network’s Fostering Community Leadership tool and hear from representatives of local organizations that are helping community members build their leadership capacities and put them to use through citizen advisory boards, climate ambassador programs and other avenues, with the ultimate goal of making lasting change in their communities.
- Hannah Mico, River Network’s Resilient Communities Mgr. and author of Fostering Community Leadership: A Tool for Equitable Climate Resilience
- Carmen Cavezza, Climate Justice Community Organizer at CEER (Coalition for Environment, Equity & Resilience)
- Jenny Mercado and María José Gutierrez, Co-Facilitators of New Voices/Nuevas Voces, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
This session is part of the Building Water Equity and Climate Resilient Communities for ALL Learning Series. Over the course of 6 monthly sessions, we will highlight a variety of strategies that community-based organizations are using to help their communities anticipate, prepare for and respond to climate risks such as flooding, coastal storms and drought, with a focus on protecting community members who are most vulnerable to climate threats.