Ann Floyd gave an informed talk, rooted in her connections to Africa (she recognised other areas of the world with similar issues but spoke from her own experiences in Africa over many years). She spoke of the need to recognise past injustices but move on by listening to Africans about their own needs.
Women often had to cut down trees to provide firewood for cooking and heating. Although they were aware that this was not a good thing to do because of the damage to the environment, in practice they had no alternatives. Working together to find solutions was one way forward.
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