Sponsored by Earth Island Institute (EII) a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, WCCI is co-chaired by Tracy Mann in the United States and Evelyn Nassuna in Uganda. Learn more about our co-chairs below.


Tracy Mann serves as project director for Climate Wise Women.   Founded in 2009, Climate Wise Women creates visibility and support for the global grassroots women whose leadership is essential to the survival of the communities on the frontlines of climate change.  She leads the organization on program implementation and communications strategies.

Tracy has thirty-five years' experience in communications in the international entertainment business and emerging technologies. In 2009, she worked with the Global Campaign for Climate Action on a communications campaign for women's leadership on climate change. Tracy has consulted to the Austin, Texas-based conference company SXSW LLC on international engagement for the past 18 years. Among the many services she provides to the company, she represents SXSW to Brazil and was a co-founder of the SXSW Eco event which was inaugurated in 2011. Tracy was a Rotary Scholar to Brazil in 1973 and subsequently spent four years in that country.

Evelyn Nassuna is the founder and CEO of Shared Action Africa (SAA), a social enterprise located in Uganda.  Shared Action Africa works together with Savings Groups to empower rural women and youth by providing access to a network of financial solutions for economic empowerment that are socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.   Evelyn holds a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University School of Law in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. Evelyn is a fellow of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program and a fellow of the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center. She is member of the Advisory Council of One World Children’s Fund in California USA and a member of the Rotary Club of Kampala-Naalya, District 9211. She is the Chairperson of FINE Savings and Credit Cooperative Society based in Uganda.



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