WECF & WEP talk Feminist Forest Preservation at Afrikadag 2022 in Amsterdam

“They should be left standing,” urges John Baaki about the trees of the African tropical forest. A simple statement that captures the core of the complex puzzle that is forest preservation. Why is it so important to preserve the African forests and what role do Dutch policies have to play in protecting them? Preceding the Afrikadag workshop by Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF), WECF Netherlands Director Christy Aikhorin sits down with longstanding partner John Baaki from Women Environmental Programme (WEP), to ask John all about WEP’s work on gender, climate change and forest preservation – and how they are all interconnected.

The full article can be found on the Afrikadag website

Saturday May 28 the Afrikadag 2022 will take place! This day is all about African-European cooperation. With important Dutch names such as Jan PronkBert KoendersKiza Magendane and Joris Thijssen (PvdA). Other Dutch politicians include Tom van der Lee (GroenLinks), Jan Klink (VVD), Sylvana Simons (Bij1), Marieke Koekkoek (Volt), Christine Theunissen (PvdD) and Alexander Hammelburg (D66)! There is a band Boule Mpanya and comedian Mo Hersi! And most important are perhaps our special African guests, such as the great politician and one of the first three female Kenyan governors Charity Kaluki Ngilu. Others are Faten Aggad (Senior Policy Advisor African Climate Foundation), Nondumiso Nsibande (Director ActionAid South-Africa) and Mariam Oyiza Aliyu (Nigerian women’s rights activist).