Women in climate science are still rare. Only 20% of authors who contribute to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report are women. The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service and partners, through the SilvaCarbon program Women in Forest Carbon Initiative, are trying to change this by getting more women involved in forest and carbon monitoring. Learn about the program that is pairing young climate professionals with mentors around the world and hear from the inspiring women who are taking part. By providing women scientists and students with professional experiences, training and mentorship, the Women in Forest Carbon Initiative creates opportunities and more seats at the table for women in forest management and monitoring.
New Regional Director of Fisheries and the Blue Economy of Menabe, Tsiry Niaina Randrenjarivelo (yellow hat), participated in a USDA Forest Service-supported planting and monitoring of mangrove seedlings in the region. Photo credit: USDA Forest Service Johnnah Ranariniaina