By Kenson McCloud
An environmentalist has hailed the launch of the Women Network On Climate Change as a huge milestone in the country’s fight against Climate Change.
The network, which was launched on Thursday during the opening of the National Green Climate Conference in Lilongwe, seeks to promote women’s participation in climate change response efforts.
Speaking to Timveni News Desk, Save Kumwenda said, "It is paramount to involve women in addressing effects of global warming considering they are the most vulnerable to climate shocks."
Kumwenda implored on women to facilitate activities that will ensure the network is not short of funding.
However, he expressed optimism that development partners will assist the network since most target program will involve a large population.
On her part, Chairperson of Women Network on Climate Change, Ngabaghila Chatata said the network will provide women space to share their experience and coordinate with other stakeholders on how to mitigate effects of climate change.
"Women on their own are making effort which are hardly recognized and sometimes they are not aligned with government's efforts so the plartfom will provide an opportunity for women's efforts to be recognized and celebrated," said Chatata.
In his speech during the launch of the network, the president of the country Lazarus Chakwera said the country can not talk about climate change without involment of women.