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Throughout COP26, our own Peter Willis will be talking to thought leaders about climate resilience in this daily video-podcast, hosted by the COP Resilience Hub.

In the eighth episode, Peter talks to Bijal Brahmbhatt, Executive Director of the Mahila Housing Trust (MHT) in India.

Bijal Brahmbhatt outlines the MHT approach to helping women in poor urban communities to organize, including forging “˜disruptive collaborations’ with scientists, technologists and governments.

“The intersection of climate change, urbanization and informality is going to deprive the poor the most.”

Bijal ends by describing how she and her team draw courage and energy from the poor women they work with, “”¦who go on and on, relentlessly, happily and in a smiling way.”

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