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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. ...

WEP HELD A SUCCESSFUL ANNUAL STAFF RETREAT

To commence the year 2017, WEP organized a two-day retreat for her staff and Board of Directors from the 4th to 5th of January 2017, at Sawalino Hotel in Keffi Nassarawa State, Nigeria. The aim of this year’s retreat was to help WEP review her projects/activities of the previous year (i.e.2016), plan ahead for the successful implementation of projects and activities in the year 2017 and reorient staff and board members on her aims and objectives. The retreat was also used to...

JUST CONCLUDED ‪#‎GENDERCC‬ CONSULTATIVE MEETING

In recognition of the need to carry all stakeholders along in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and Nigeria’s INDC, and specifically mainstreaming gender concerns into national policies and action plans, the Federal Ministry of Environment through the Department of Climate Change in collaboration with WEP invites you to a 2 day Stakeholders consultative workshop on gender and climate change, which holds from 13th-14th July, 2016 by 9.00am daily at Reiz Continental Hotel Central Area Abuja. The national event...

WEP’S ED, HONOURED AS ECO AMBASSADOR.

Women Environmental Programme’s Executive Director, Priscilla Achakpa has been honoured by Channels Television of Nigeria and Deutsche Welle(DW) of Germany as an Eco Ambassador for Eco@Africa, for her achievements in environmental activism. This honour was conferred on her on Saturday, 16th April, 2016, during the launch of Eco@Africa, a new co-production from DW and Channels TV that showcases innovative environmental concepts from Africa and Europe, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. ...

UPDATE FROM – CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT WOMEN – COP22

PRISCILLA ACHAKPA – Interview with Vogue Magazine “Where is the future of young people if we don’t do anything? ” . Priscilla Achakpa is an environmental activist from Nigeria.  As executive director of the Women Environmental Programme, Achakpa has introduced thousands of women to sustainable solutions to everyday problems, such as waste-to-energy machines that can process rice husks. In Nigeria, Achakpa says, “The impact of climate change on women is huge. The men are forced to migrate and...