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Women in Science & Climate Change with Dr. Irene Tarimo – Open University of Tanzania

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, for our series on women in science, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Dr. Irene Tarimo, who heads up the Department of Environmental Studies at the Open University of Tanzania. In light of the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference (31 Oct – 12 Nov 2021) we discuss pertinent issues contributing to climate change in Tanzania that have a detrimental effect on the agriculture sector, such as deforestation, land degradation, water pollution and sources of energy. Tanzania is one of only two countries amongst Africa’s 54 nations to be led by a female president (President Samia Suluhu Hassan), and Dr. Tarimo shares her views about the positive impact a female president has on reducing gender inequality. For example, combating traditional views that prioritized educating boys over girls because girls would marry into another family and thus the investment in a girl’s education would be a monetary loss to her family. Tune in for more.

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