Sareen Malik

Sareen Malik

Sareen Malik

Executive Secretary, African Civil Society Network for Water and Sanitation (ANEW)

Sareen leads ANEW, the umbrella organisation of water and sanitation NGOs in Africa, present in over 50 countries and the Vice Chair of SWA ( Sanitation and Water for All partnership) the global WASH platform. With over 15 years experience in the field of water and sanitation governance, she focuses on working with NGOs, governments and the private sector to meaningfully engage in the water and sanitation sector. Mobilising voices around the call to action that good governance in Water and Sanitation is key to sector performance and promoting human dignity and gender equality. Sareen, a lawyer by training, has widely published and supported the development of sector governance tools for state and non-state actors globally.

All Sessions by Sareen Malik

10:25 am - 11:25 am
Auditorium (Selous)

Panel: Women’s Leadership and Health, Gender & Climate Change

In recent years, record-setting extreme heat, wildfires, floods, and disease outbreaks worsened by global warming have made clear how urgently action is needed to slow climate change and adapt to the related health impacts. This panel will spotlight issues at the nexus of climate, health and gender through the lens of women’s leadership, highlighting how women, especially indigenous women and women in the global south, are already leading frontline efforts to implement local solutions for adaptation and resilience. It will also delve into the role of women as leaders and active participants in decision-making and implementation, and explore how all people can collaborate to enable and scale the climate and health solutions our world so desperately needs.

Moderator: Dr. Yvonne Maingey-Muriuki, Founder and Technical Advisor, Panim Holdings

1. Dr. Debisi Araba, Public policy, innovation and strategy specialist
2. Sareen Malik, Executive Secretary, African Civil Society Network for Water and Sanitation (ANEW)
3. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chairperson, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)