Hiwot
Damtew

Project: Wise Women Herbal Gardens

Hiwot was born in Ethiopia and grew up in Dessie, some 400 km North of Addis Ababa.  I have a solid experience as a nurse and an additional BSc diploma in Applied Human Nutrition completed in 2017 from Bahirdar University. I am a highly motivated professional for human health with a deep passion for climate and green environment especially for healing plants. I am empathetic and committed to be part of a solution and I am very determined to pursue my dream. I therefore see myself as a sustainable entrepreneur.

HER PROJECT

”Wise women herbal gardens” aims to support people to stay in good health by connecting them to healthy nutrition while providing disadvantaged women with economic opportunities and promoting climate smart food production. My vision is to become one of the leading climate smart herbs and vegetable garden brand not only in Ethiopia but also on the global stage.

”Wise women herbal gardens” will mobilize urban women to use the available land for gardening and food production as a response to the need to tackle climate change crisis and create better environment for people, our planet, in the same time with developing viable small business cases able to make profit for sustainable inclusive development.

We plan to achieve this through climate smart plants and setting up thriving herbal gardens in urban environment.

MOTIVATION FOR AND COMMITMENT TO CREATING A BETTER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE PLANET

I have participated in climate change related events such as climate change induced migration IGAD regional consultative workshop, climate sensitive disease surveillance inception meeting and climate sensitive disease surveillance training in 2018 and 2019. These meetings with passionate professionals urged me to look for my share of responsibility towards solutions. I am committed to work on the urgent global challenge that we face particularly in urban area that lack green space Women4climate is for me the opportunity for meaningful participation as a woman and I am very much willing to join the C40 mentorship program with strong confidence to become a strong voice for climate change.

I am committed to participate any needed activities for our global women4climate network dream success.