Founder and CEO of Springs of ASAL, Mana Omar has first-hand experience with gender inequality in climate vulnerable communities. In a sit-down with the Norwegian Youth Delegate in UN Climate Negotiations, Amalie Holmefjord, she tells her story of growing up in a pastoralist community in Kenya and the challenges that came with it. Listen as Mana and Amalie talk about Mana’s role as a youth leader of the UN Women’s Action Coalition and her organization’s work on climate resilient and gender equal societies, as well as how the Nordic countries can take lead in securing a gender just transition for all.
This Nordic Talks episode is the fourth of five special podcast episodes, recorded at COP28 in Dubai.
This podcast episode features the following speakers
Amalie Eikeland Holmefjord
Amalie Eikeland Holmefjord is the Norwegian Youth Delegate in UN Climate Negotiations and a Climate and Environment Advisor in Nordland County Council.
Mana Omar is a climate scientist by profession, a climate justice/gender advocate for the indigenous pastoralist communities of Kenya and the Founder and CEO of Spring of the arid and semi-arid lands (SASAL). Mana is also a youth leader with the UN Women Feminist Action for Climate Justice Action Coalition, lead of Fridays For Future Kajiado and Refugees for Future Kenya.