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Meet-and-greet 6

Meet-and-greet hosted by Stella Gama (Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change, Malawi)

27 Sep. / 16:00 - 17:00

Hosted by
Stella Gama
Meet-and-greets are a great way to get to know some of your fellow participants in a small informal space, chat with highly experienced adaptation practitioners and build your networks. Without an in-person conference, think of the meet-and-greets as a virtual coffee break, where you can ask direct questions of the people you want to talk to! In the last two years, participants at meet-and-greets have met new partners, collaborators, donors and friends!

About the host

Stella Funsani Gama is a Technical Advisor at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change in Malawi.

She has been a forest resources management specialist for over twenty years with focus on participatory methodologies, forest governance and institutions, stakeholder engagement, natural resources management and forest administration.

Stella has a strong passion for enhancing women's effective participation in climate and environment diplomacy. She has ten years working on climate change diplomacy at the UNFCCC, advocating for women empowerment, gender balance in Rio Conventions bodies, gender responsive climate policies, adaptation, and technology development and transfer. UNFCCC negotiator for Malawi and Least Developing Countries Group. Has served as member and vice chairperson of the Technology Executive Committee and Rapporteur for the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice at the UNFCCC.

Funding Partners

CARE International works in 100 countries, helping millions of the world’s poorest people find routes out of poverty and achieve social justice.
Global Resilience Partnership (GRP)
GRP is an inclusive and diverse partnership of organisations joining forces towards a world where vulnerable people and places are able to thrive in the face of shocks, uncertainty and change.
Climate Justice Resilience Fund
CJRF builds voice and power in the communities hit first by climate change. To survive and thrive on a warming planet they need voice, power, and the opportunity to innovate. CJRF helps these communities create and share their own solutions for resilience.
Irish Aid
Irish Aid invest in research that builds evidence on how poor people and countries can best adapt, reduce risk, and build their resilience to withstand future set-backs and disasters.
Practical Action
Practical Action works with communities to develop ingenious solutions in agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. Then we share what’s proven to work with others, so many more people can change their world.
Green Africa Youth Organisation (GAYO)
GAYO is a youth-led gender-balanced advocacy organisation who work directly with local communities to reduce the vulnerability of groups that are at risk to climate impacts, through youth empowerment, skills development and public education.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
IIED is an international policy and action research organisation delivering solutions to sustainable development challenges. Working with partners across the globe, IIED links local priorities to global challenges.