Hi, I'm Eva
Hi everyone, my name is Eva Rehse and I'm going to be a panellists during the session on 24 April, talking about the experience of my organisation, Global Greengrants Fund, on our journey of integrating gender equality/justice into our environmental grantmaking.
I am the Executive Director of Global Greengrants Fund UK, a participatory grantmaking fund supporting grassroots environmental and social justice initiatives around the world.
I joined Global Greengrants Fund UK in 2015. Prior to this, my career had been mostly in human rights, working as a Project Advisor for Amnesty International and Project Manager for CIVICUS/Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, and I was keen to continue my career specifically working on climate justice and the connection of human rights and environmental protection. Incidentally, my very first job out of uni was working on Scotland's first biodiversity strategy! Global Greengrants Fund is the perfect place to bring all my interests and passions together.
We make small grants to seedfund innovative environmental protection initiatives led by grassroots actors, particularly those who are mostly marginalised in natural resource management decision-making: women, youth, indigenous peoples and people with disabilities. Globally, we support over 1,000 initiatives per year with the help of volunteer advisors.
I will be sharing more about our work in particular in supporting women-led conservation and environmental initiatives during the WildHub Deep Dive at Earth Optimism Summit April 2020l! If you would like a teaser, check out my recent blog on Wildhub.