Madrid (2023)
12 Sep 2023

Ponelo Kalonga

Ponelo Kalonga is the founder and Executive Director of Save the Village Youth Foundation in Malawi. Her initiative focuses on addressing the impact of climate change on rural-based women, climate action in sub-Saharan Africa, women’s economic empowerment, gender, governance, and violence against women. She also holds the position of chairperson for the Sub-Saharan Africa Youth Forum council for climate action and serves as the environmental and climate justice ambassador for the Arab African Council for Integration Development. Through her efforts to combat violence against women and promote gender equality in climate action, Ponelo serves as a beacon of hope, inspiring change not only in Malawi but also beyond.