[Episode 13] During this holiday spirit, Rethinking Climate interviewed Francesca Giacometti about her civil service work with Mani Tese to support international cooperation for climate justice.
🌎 Mani Tese is a non-profit, Non-Governmental Organization and recognized Charitable Organization, which has been fighting to achieve social, economic, and environmental justice around the world for over 50 years. It operates in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with international cooperation projects aimed at developing an independent and sustainable economy collectively with local communities. In Italy, thanks to thousands of active volunteers, it promotes educational projects, volunteering camps, and lifestyles based on solidarity and sustainability.
🌎 Mani Tese is a partner of the project Food Wave, which is co-funded by the EU and promoted by the Municipality of Milan together with 29 partners across 17 countries. The Food Wave consortium involves 16 cities and municipal agencies plus 13 civil society organizations closely linked with the cities. C40, the international network of cities engaged in the fight against climate change, is also affiliated with the project.
🌎 Rethinking Climate is one winner of Food Wave’s call “Street Action” promoted by the Municipality of Milan for a project called “Ripensare Il Clima” to engage local communities in climate action.
🔗 Discover Mani Tese: https://regalisolidali.manitese.it/index.php
🔗 Discover FoodWave: https://www.foodwave.eu/
🔗 Discover Ripensare Il Clima: https://rethinking-climate.org/2021/06/23/ripensare-il-clima/
Francesca Giacometti has a degree in geography and is carrying out a year of civil service at Mani Tese. Since her university yes, she has been volunteering in different fields, mainly thanks to student associations.