2017-08-10-1502366204-1547441-Camfed100817-thumbOne of the first girls to be supported by the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), Fiona Mashing is now a lawyer and was the founder of Camfed’s CAMA alumnae network.  Here is a blog she wrote for the Huffington Post about the importance of educating girls and how this will influence our impact on climate.

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In a previous blog, I talked about the changing political climate as a result of the onset of election season in Europe.  Further afield, spectators, businesses, and global activists have been talking about a different kind of climate, contemplating what President Trump’s stance on the Paris Agreement means for our children, particularly prescient ahead of International Youth Day (12th August). Younger generations are those who are going to be the most affected by present decisions about climate change.  I’ve also written extensively about leadership in the past. It’s something we need now more than ever, because climate change is real, and an ever stronger global response is needed to mitigate its impact and limit a further increase in temperature levels in the future. …