Recent News

January 2, 2017

Looking back at 2016 brings a sense of pride and accomplishment for all that WOCAN has achieved over the years. It was a year of recognition for these years of effort, as we were selected to receive the Momentum for Change Women for Results...

December 21, 2016

Maria Lee, Assistant Director and Regional Coordinator for Europe, visited the Khalladi Acwa Power project in the region of Tanger-Tetouan in Morocco, on 20-21 Dec. The mission included three consultations with local communities, a visit of the wind project site and exchanges with the project...

November 23, 2016

Jeannette was one of the panelists during the Responsible Business Forums' workshop on SDG 5 Gender Equality on 23 November in Singapore. The workshop was facilitated by Anna-Karin Jatfors, Deputy Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific, UN Women. The other panelists were:

November 22, 2016

There is currently a growing interest for companies and organizations to proclaim their goals and targets for women’s empowerment and gender equality.

November 17, 2016

Jeannette was interviewed by the Swiss Radio SRF 4 "Trend” program to discuss the role of women in climate politics and present the W+ Standard, which measures specifically how much women benefit from climate projects.

November 15, 2016

Jeannette Gurung, presented the W+ Standard and discussed the need for recognition for women’s critical for solutions of climate change, during the UNFCCC’s Solution Hour discussion on 15 Nov in Marrakesh, Morocco.

November 14, 2016

The Green Climate Fund and other climate related funds are beginning to require reporting of gender impacts of their investments, while corporations and financial institutions are increasingly interested in addressing women’s empowerment needs and SDG targets.

November 4, 2016

WOCAN, in collaboration with AKIN Asia organized a panel discussion on ‘Women In Environment’ on 2 November in Bangkok.