Yearly Archives: 2017

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 ASSESSES GENDER-RESPONSIVENESS OF BENUE STATE POLICIES AND LEGISLATIONS

Supported by the Kingdom of Netherlands, Women Environmental Programme (WEP), carried out assessment of policies and legislations of Benue State, to ascertain how well these policies and legislations have addresses gender issues and how well they will contribute to the actualization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is part of the activities under her project “Ensuring Effective Implementation of Programmes, Policies and Legislations, that Contribute Towards Achieving Gender Equality in Nigeria by 2030.” WEP had in March 2017, engaged a Consultant,...

WEP TRAINS BENUE STATE LEGISLATORS, EXECUTIVES AND AIDS, ON GENDER MAINSTREAMING IN PROGRAMMES, POLICIES AND LEGISLATIONS

Nigeria is a signatory to several United Nations and African Union Instruments that promote and protect rights of women and encourage their participation in decision-making. Some of these instruments are: United Nations Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); the African Charter on Human Rights; the Beijing Platform for Action; the Rio Declaration of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; Sustainable Development Goals etc. All these instruments have one provision or the other on...

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...

Transition vers une économie verte inclusive L’ONG WEP- BF renforce les capacités des MPMEs pour les aider à y parvenir

En vue de soutenir la transition vers une économie verte et conformément au Projet SWITCH AFRICA GREEN (SAG) dont elle assure la mise en œuvre,  l’ONG Women Environmental Programme Burkina (WEP-BF), a organisé, pour la quatrième fois, un atelier de  formation sur l’efficacité des ressources, le production propre et la symbiose industrielle au profit des techniciens des micro, petites et moyennes entreprises, les  27 et 28 juin 2017, en  partenariat avec la Table ronde africaine sur la consommation...

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...