Yearly Archives: 2018

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 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 declaring the...

GENDER-RESPONSIVENESS ASSESSMENT

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,...

POLICY CONSULTATION ON SDGS IN NIGERIA

  Women Environmental Programme (WEP), on 27 June, 2018 at The Consort Luxury Suites, Plot 799 Kaura District, Abuja, organized a policy consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This policy consultation was part of the activities of the Women2030 project, which created a platform for different stakeholders to discuss Nigeria’s SDGs’ plans, policies and programmes, and make necessary recommendations that will help the country realize the SDGs. Stakeholders at the event were drawn from the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of...

SUB-GRANTS TO WOMEN AND GENDER CSOS IN NIGERIA

  WEP has provided sub-grants of 1000 Euros each, under the Women2030 project,  to 11 women and gender CSOs in Nigeria to implement activities that promote gender equality and contribute to the overall attainment of SDGs in the country. The organizations and activities supported are: Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st): Capacity building of policy makers and women’s CSOs and awareness raising on climate change and the UNFCCC’s Gender Action Plan (GAP) in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States of Nigeria. The aim is for policy makers...

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...

JOB ADVERTISEMENT AT WEP NIGERIA: Finance and Grants Manager

JOB ADVERTISEMENT: Finance and Grants Manager – Nigeria Job Location: Abuja Women Environmental Programme (WEP), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), working extensively on governance, environment, Climate Change, peace and security in Nigeria and African Region. Women Environmental Programme is recruiting for a Finance and Grants Manager to lead her Finance Team in Nigeria. The Finance and Grants Manager will be based in Abuja, Nigeria. The Finance and Grants Manager will report to the Executive Director and will...