Monthly Archives: May 2017

WEP CELEBRATES HER 20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) will be celebrating her 20 years of existence as a Non-Governmental Organization this year. This event will be marked with the theme: “Celebrating 20 Years of Accomplishments and Service to Humanity.” The event will feature activities such as paper presentation, documentary showcasing WEP’s achievements, entertainment, side events and lots more. Expected to be in attendance are our partners, beneficiaries, media, government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and well-wishers. The event is scheduled to hold as follows: Date: 27th July, 2017 Venue:...

ASSESSING THE STATE OF INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN FCT: THE MIXED LESSONS

By Women Environmental Programme We might not have had the opportunity to learn what we learnt, or visit some of the communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Nigeria that we visited. We may not have had the opportunity to listen to the communities, neither would the communities have had the opportunity to tell us their stories concerning their development needs with confidence that we can solve them or help amplify their voices. We may not have had this wonderful opportunity...

WEP Burkina Faso participates at Climate Change Adaptation Forum

The NGO Care International and all its partners, namely, the Environment and Development in Africa (ENDA), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group, invited 80 actors of several domains from public et private sectors of 23 countries, in Senegal to attend the Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP). It was a great opportunity to strengthen the capacity of all actors by providing a platform for multi-actor learning and exchange...

AWDF Trains WEP’s Board of Directors and Management Staff on Civil Society Governance

In the last quarter of 2016, Women Environmental Programme (WEP) benefitted from the African Women Development Fund’s (AWDF) Feminist Leaders and Governance Coaching Project. The 9-month coaching project on leadership and governance was aimed at strengthening the leadership capacity and governance frameworks of women organizations in Africa for transformational change for women and girls. Kick-starting the coaching project, AWDF organized a Chief Executive Officers (CEO) forum which took place from 15 – 17 November 2016 at the...

WEP Trains women-focused CSOs on Gender and SDGs – As the world commemorates another International Women’s Day

WEP TRAINS WOMEN-FOCUSED CSOs ON GENDER AND SDGs – AS THE WORLD COMMEMORATES ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Congratulations to all women all over the world as we mark the 2017 International Women’s Day! Every 8 of March is celebrated around the world as International Women’s Day, to recognize the achievements made by women in political, economic and social development of the society at all levels, ranging from the family, community, subnational, national and global levels. This Day is also meant to drive home the...

A visit by WSSCC’s Executive Director Dr. Chris Williams to Nigeria

Dr. Chris Williams, the Executive Director of Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) visited Nigeria in February, 2017. The aim of the this visit was to strengthen WSSCC’s engagement with government and to ensure government’s commitment at all levels to mobilise resources to improve water, sanitation and hygiene services in Nigeria towards achieving SDG 6. While in Nigeria, Dr. Chris Williams in company of Priscilla Achakpa, WSSCC’s National Coordinator and Engr. Ebele Okeke, WSSCC’s WASH Ambassador and United Purpose’s team,...

Training of MSMEs on RECP and Industrial Symbiosis

Thanks to Switch Africa Green Project (SAG) entitled: «Enhancing resource productivity and environmental performance of MSMEs in Burkina through the Concept of Industrial Symbiosis», the third training on Resources Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) and Industrial Symbiosis (IS) for the benefit of MSMEs was done on January 26 and 27, 2017, by Women Environmental Programme Burkina Faso (WEP BF), in Ouagadougou. In Burkina Faso, Micro, small and middle size enterprises (MSMEs) have benefited from a training on Industrial Symbiosis (IS) and...

Scoping mission on the Stockholm Convention on POPs in Nigeria

Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) and Women Environmental Programme (WEP) were engaged by the Secretariat of the Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam (BSR) Conventions under the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to conduct a scoping study in Nigeria and Indonesia to identify the initiatives and success stories related to gender mainstreaming in hazardous chemicals and waste management as addressed by the three conventions. The study include: surveys, consultations, discussions with key civil servants, experts, local authorities, intergovernmental organizations, international...

Pre-project advocacy and sensitization in Zamfara state

WEP carries out a pre-project advocacy and sensitization visit in Zamfara State Between 9th and 14th January, WEP’s team was in Zamfara state for a pre-project advocacy and sensitization under the Kingdom of Netherlands’ supported project titled: “Ensuring Effective Implementation of Programmes, Policies and Legislations, that contribute towards Achieving Gender Equality in Nigeria by 2030” The project funded under the Netherlands Accountability Fund has the objectives to: advocate for policies and legislations that promote women participation at all levels of decision...

WEP gets Deputy Executive Director

Women Environmental Programme has gotten a Deputy Executive Director in person of Mrs. Kyauta Giwa. This position was created following the review of WEP’s organizational structure in late 2016. Mrs. Kyauta joined WEP’s team in January 2017. Until she became the Deputy Executive Director of WEP, Mrs. Kyauta was the Executive Director of Community Action for Popular Participation (CAPP), a Non-Governmental Organization based in Nigeria. All the members of Staff and Board of Directors of WEP welcome you Madam. ...

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