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    Special CSW55 – “From Local to Rio: Linking women’s low-carbon initiatives with sustainable development policy”, WEDO

    On Wednesday, March 2nd 2011 at 2pm WEDO will host the panel “From Local to Rio: Linking women’s low-carbon initiatives with sustainable development policy”.

    The panel will explore women’s leadership in a green economy as a means to promote sustainable development and effective climate change responses.  Panelists will present successful projects on the ground – with a focus on technology – and make connections to the upcoming Rio+20 conference.


    * H. Elizabeth Thompson, UN Assistant Secretary General and Executive Coordinator of Rio 2012
    * NereidgeSegala, Farmer and President of Ser do Sertao, Pintadas, Brazil
    * Lucy Wanjiru, Programme Specialist, Gender and Environment, UNDP Gender Team
    * Gail Karlsson, Senior Policy Advisor, ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy

    Moderated by Eleanor Blomstrom, WEDO

    Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission
    Main Auditorium
    221 East 52nd St.
    (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    New York, NY

    For more information on this event, please contact: Eleanor@wedo. org

    Complete list of WEDO’s at CSW55

    WEDO is organizing and participating in several noteworthy events during the CSW. We invite you to join us in the side events listed below and share your thoughts, ideas, and opinions on our work and the challenges/opportunities for women in the future. You can follow our activities on Twitter @wedo_worldwide, #CSW55.

    NGO CSW Consultation Day—Panel on UN Women
    WEDO’s Rachel Harris Speaking on UN Women
    Salvation Army
    120 West 14th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    Monday 2/21/2011, 8:30AM- 5:00 PM

    GEAR Caucus
    Baha’I International Community,
    866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 120
    Tuesday 2/22/2011, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Wednesday 3/2/2011 , 4:00 PM -4:45 PM
    Friday 3/4/2011, 4:00 PM -4:45 PM

    NGO CSW Sub-Committee on Climate Change: Q&A with Rachel Harris, WEDO Advocacy Coordinator
    ICOC, 323 E. 47th, between 1st & 2nd Avenue
    Wednesday 2/23/2011, 4:00 PM -6:00 PM

    Gender equality and sustainable development- Interactive Panel
    Official UN Parallel Event – Secondary Badge Required
    Conference Room 3-North Lawn Building
    Tuesday 3/1/2011 , 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

    From Local to Rio: Linking women’s low-carbon initiatives with sustainable development policy
    Salvation Army Main Auditorium
    Wednesday 3/2/2011 , 2:00 PM -3:30 PM

    Click here for a full list of  panels, receptions, and parallel events from other organizations which the WEDO team plans to attend during CSW55!

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