Dr. Priscilla Achakpa
Dr Priscilla M. Achakpa is the founder and Executive Director of Women Environmental Programme (WEP) in Nigeria which currently has offices in Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso and USA. She has over eighteen years of experience in development work, in the area of environment, gender issues, women rights, research and documentation, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, conflict intervention and peace building, negotiations, labour activism and poverty reduction intervention programmes.
Currently her NGO has United Nations ECOSOC Consultative Special Status, Observer status to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Organizing Partner (OP) Women’s Major Groups representing Africa at the Post2015 SDGs UN processes.
Priscilla has held many positions at national and international levels and a member of different development bodies across the globe. She is a Co-Facilitator of the Women’s Major Group (WMG) to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and also serves as National Coordinator for Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in Nigeria. She is a recipient of several awards and a member of different Professional Associations & Networks. She is an Ashoka Fellow, the National Coordinator, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and Regional Focal Point for the West Africa-Global Environmental Facility (GEF CSO-Network, Member, African Working Group on Gender and Climate Change (AWGGCC) etc.
She has undertaken consultancies and worked in several of the areas listed above including information management and dissemination, participatory methodologies among others and have held position of authority both in a work place, in networks and within religious development organizations in Nigeria and internationally and have accomplished these responsibilities successfully.