Gender, Climate Change and Resilience, Finance and 2 MoreSEE ALL
Gender, Climate Change and Resilience, Finance, Agriculture and EnergySEE LESS
The W+ Standard was developed by a global women-led NGO (WOCAN) in response to the significant lack of investment in women and women’s organizations that impedes global goals for sustainable development. This gap maintains or worsens gender gaps and women’s potential to contribute to climate, food and poverty solutions. It also responds to the lack of rigorous, transparent mechanism to measure and validate impacts of projects on women.
The W+ Standard measures, quantifies and gives a value to women’s empowerment. It provides rigor to gender measurement and reporting on SDG5 within development and environment projects with an independent verification; incentivizes project developers to increase activities for women’s empowerment with opportunities for generating W+ units or W+ labeled carbon credits; and creates a mechanism to enable direct funding to women through mandatory benefit-sharing with women's organizations.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||50,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Cambodia, Nepal, India, Indonesia|
|Recruit||1 staff and 1 Advisor on W+ Advisory Committee for Certifying Supply Chains|
|New Feature||W+ app for measurement of results; Broadening the customer base to include companies with supply chains to use the W+ as a label to notify consumers of benefits to women made by their purchases of certified products and services.|
Core team (3 women): Jeannette Gurung, innovator and team leader (PhD in gender, 30 years of experience globally and in Asia. Founder/ED of WOCAN). Maria Lee, W+ Coordinator, (MA in international development and 15 years of global experience with WOCAN and other international organizations). Nisha Onta, Regional Coordinator, Asia, (PhD in gender and over 10 years experience in Asia, expertise in climate change) Advisory Council: 13 members, 5 women (https://www.wplus.org/team/)
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN