Women fight rural poverty in Africa


Women in Africa continue to face huge challenges but can play powerful roles in restoring landscapes, alleviating poverty and mitigating climate change, according to Cécile Bibiane Ndjebet, Founder and President of the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF). Ms Ndjebet was speaking at an ITTO side-event at TICAD 7 in Yokohama, Japan, last month.