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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SUB-GRANTS

 WOMEN2030 SUB-GRANTS – BURKINA FASO, TOGO, CAMEROUN AND TUNISIA   1. Background Women Environmental Programme calls for applications from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to support the implementation of activities under her European Union (EU)-supported project titled: Women CSOs networking to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as women2030. The overall objective of this project is to build capacity of women’s and gender civil society organizations to advance local, national and regional gender-responsive sustainable development policies (2030 Agenda & climate), through participation...

SUPPORT WEP IN BUILDING AN EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGY FOR WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Women Environmental Programme is helping local communities to enhance their climate responses by integrating social issues, e.g. poverty alleviation and gender equality, to make adaptation more effective and viable, and create social and environmental co-benefits. WEP proposes to construct solar dryer tents to fill a gap in agricultural infrastructure for farming communities and provide affordable technology for the drying of foodstuff. This initiative will promote entrepreneurship to reinforce women’s economic empowerment. The objective of this project is to develop a more...

WEP ADVOCATES FOR BILLS TO ACHIEVE GENDER EQUALITY IN BENUE AND ZAMFARA STATES

  In bid to promote women participation at all levels of decision making, and remove all obstacles (social, political, cultural and economic) hindering women’s empowerment and inclusion in decision making and infringing on women’s rights, Women Environmental Programme (WEP) has embarked on the project “Ensuring Effective Implementation of Programmes, Policies and Legislations, that Contribute Towards Achieving Gender Equality in Nigeria by 2030”. This project is aimed at contributing specifically to the attainment of gender equality in Benue and Zamfara States of...

WEP Unveils “SMART” Initiatives At COP24

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) at the just concluded 24th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Katowice, Poland, presented smart projects and practices that can contribute towards achieving the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) commitments and the Paris Agreement in West Africa.   The smart projects and practices were presented at a side event the organisations collaboratively hosted at the Nigerian Pavilion at COP24, December 6, 2018. Welcoming participants to the event and...

DIGITAL/CREATIVE COMPUTER LABORATORIES DONATED TO COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

On the 11th of September, 2018 students from Shangev-ya Community Secondary School Koti and Turan Community Secondary School Jato-Aka in Kwande LGA of Benue State were donated solar powered digital/creative computer laboratories. The facilities were built as part of the initiative of PREVENTING RECRUITMENT AND RADICALIZATION TO VIOLENT EXTREMISM OF IN-SCHOOL YOUTH on the project CONNECTING WOMEN AND YOUTH IN VIOLENT EXTREMIST PRONE AREAS THROUGH EMPOWERMENT AND SKILLS ACQUISITION IN BENUE STATE. This project which has five (5) initiatives receives funding and technical...

WEP ROUNDS UP SERIES OF HIGH LEVEL ADVOCACY MEETINGS WITH LEADERSHIP OF SELECTED POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA.

As part of efforts to promote women participation in politics and leadership, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women with funding from the Government of Canada supported a series of High Level Advocacy Meetings with leaderships of 4 political parties to discuss with a view of addressing the challenges faced by women in securing political appointments and elective offices. Women Environmental Programme (WEP) implemented this project in Nigeria with oversight from UN Women, who led...

HIGH LEVEL ADVOCACY MEETING WITH NATIONAL LEADERSHIP OF PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP)

The fourth meeting in the series of “High Level Advocacy Meetings With Political Party Leaderships” by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of women, supported by the Government of Canada and implemented by Women Enveronmental Programme (WEP) on women political empowerment and leadership was held with the national leadership of People’s Democratic Party(PDP) at the PDP Legacy house in Maitama district, Abuja. Presenting the women leaders to the party executives, the National Woman Leader of the...

WEP BUILDS SOLAR DYER TENT IN ADOGO COMMUNITY

A solar dryer tent has been built, commissioned and handed over to Adogo community of Buruku L.G.A of Benue State, Nigeria by Women Environmental Programme. The atmosphere at the handing over ceremony was rousing, residents of the community showed up in large number to witness as the facility was presented to them. Giving a background of the project at the handover ceremony, the Executive Director of Women Environmental Programme (WEP), Dr. Priscilla Achakpa introduced the solar dryer tent as a...

HIGH LEVEL ADVOCACY MEETING WITH APGA LEADERSHIP

A team from Women Environmental Programme led by the Executive Director Dr. Priscilla Achakpa had a high level advocacy meeting with the leadership of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) on the 13th of August, 2018. This the third “One day High Level Advocacy Meeting with Political Party Leadership” that WEP has organized. It was held in Awka, Anambra State with funding support from the Canadian Government through the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women under...