Tuesday Reitano Gwen Boniface Radha Barooha Diana Siller

High-level Resilience Dialogue on empowering local and indigenous women against environmental crimes and biodiversity loss

A Talk by Tuesday Reitano , Radha Barooha , Diana Siller and Sen. Gwen Boniface

About this Talk

The Resilience Fund partnered with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the Government of United Kingdom (FCDO) to explore the gendered impact of environmental crime and biodiversity loss on rural and indigenous women. The goal was to empower community resilience by supporting grassroots women-led initiatives in four forest ecosystems: the Arajuno forests in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Sierra Tarahumara forests in Mexico, the Yabassi forests in Cameroon and the rainforests of northern Sumatra in Indonesia.

As a part of the programme, the Resilience Fund worked on an exploratory brief that analysed the gendered impact through case studies in these ecosystems. The recommendations in the brief were calibrated following localised in-person dialogues in each country with relevant stakeholders.

This Global Dialogue is a high-level discussion on identifying actions for implementing the recommendations. The participants include institutional stakeholders and leaders of the initiatives supported by the programme.

*Interpretation available in English, Spanish, and French / Interpretación en inglés, español y francés disponible / Interprétation disponible en anglais, espagnol et français

05 March 2024, 02:00 PM

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

About The Speakers

Tuesday Reitano

Tuesday Reitano

Deputy Director, GI-TOC

Radha Barooha

Radha Barooha

Field Coordinator – Resilience Fund, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Radha has an Msc in International Relations and Diplomacy from Leiden University and a B.A in Socio-Anthropology from St. Xaviers’ College, Mumbai. She recently completed a teaching program on 21st Century skills from Moreland University.

Diana Siller

Diana Siller

Environmental Justice and Human Rights organization (JADE A.C.)

Diana is the head of the Environmental Justice and Human Rights organization (JADE A.C.). Her work focuses in putting into practice integrated approaches for achieving environmental and social justice claims that enable resilient communities and cities.

Gwen Boniface

Sen. Gwen Boniface

Senator, Canadian Parliament, Resilience Fund Advisory Committee


Siria Gastelum Felix

Siria Gastelum Felix

Resilience Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

Resilience Director, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime