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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...

WEP’s EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ELECTED AS CO-FACILITATOR OF WOMEN’S MAJOR GROUP TO UNEP

Press Release 6th August 2018 Abuja, Nigeria The Executive Director of Women Environmental Programme (WEP), Dr Priscilla Achakpa has been elected as one of the Co-Facilitators of the Women’s Major Group (WMG) to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The election results confirming her emergence as one of the Co-Facilitators were announced through the listserve of WMG to UNEP on 4th of August, 2018. “Going by the votes, the new Co-Facilitators are: 1. Priscilla Achakpa-Women Environmental Programme, 2. Mrinalini Rai  – Global Forest Coalition,” announced...

Call for applications from Non-Governmental Organizations/Community-Based Organizations to support implementation of activities under the Kingdom of Netherlands-supported project

WEP wishes to engage the services of Non-Governmental Organizations/Community-Based Organizations to support in delivering on the objectives and the goal of  her Kingdom of Netherlands-supported project. Specifically, the organizations will: Conduct interactive sessions with women in rural communities of Benue and Zamfara States to determine their priorities and push for their inclusion in national and or state budgets. Monitor for effective implementation of some capital projects in the states and national budgets to ensure they deliver the intended positive results for women and...

WEP TRAINS CSOs IN 10 STATES, CARRY OUT GENDER ASSESSMENT

In the first quarter of this year, Women Environmental Programme (WEP) convened a National Training of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) drawn from different states of Nigeria on Gender and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), under her “Women CSOs Networking to Realize the SDGs, aka Women2030” project, supported by the European Union. The training equipped the CSOs with deeper knowledge of SDGs and gender. This knowledge is to be used by the CSOs to effectively monitor implementation of SDGs in the states,...

WEP DEVELOPS NEW STRATEGIC DOCUMENT

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) has developed a new strategic document that will give direction to the operations of the organization for the next 10 years, 2018-2028. This strategic document has been developed with support from the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), under its Coaching Project aimed at strengthening governance frameworks in women’s organizations. The development of this strategic document was facilitated by AWDF’s Consultant, Dr. Yene Assegid, in a four-day workshop that held from 24th – 27th of July, 2017 at Ajuji...