Yearly Archives: 2019

WEP Volunteer and Mentorship Programme

INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND The Vision of Women Environmental Programme as contained in her strategic plan (2018-2028) is “a world where the lives of women and youth around the globe are positively transformed” To achieve this goal requires strategic design and implementation of programs and projects that will positively transform the lives of women and the youth. One of the ways to transform the lives of women and youth is by equipping them with relevant information and skills and providing them with the...

IMPACT OF VOLUNTEER AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME

  WEP volunteers look on during a mentorship session When we launched the WEP Volunteer and Mentorship programme in 2018, little did we know it will record such impacts as it has today . We were inspired by WEP’s new vision of “a world where the lives of women and youth around the globe are positively transformed” in her 2018-2028 strategic plan and decided to create a programme that will lead to positive transformation of lives of youths. This birthed the WEP Volunteer and Mentorship programme...

WEP HOSTS TWO-DAY COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE (COP) MEETING FOR GCERF GRANTEES

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) hosted a two-day Community of Practice (COP) meeting for Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) grantees in Nigeria from 4th – 5th November 2019. The meeting held at Doo Palace Hotel Makurdi, Benue State with the theme: “Evidence Based Programming in Nigeria: The Value of Research, Local Knowledge and Expertise”. All GCERF funded organizations in Nigeria were present at the COP. It was a forum to meet, deliberate about project progress as well as impacts, exchange...

WEP EMERGES 2019 WINNER OF THE ENERGY GLOBE NATIONAL AWARD

PRESS RELEASE Abuja, Nigeria. 30th October 2019. WEP EMERGES 2019 WINNER OF THE ENERGY GLOBE NATIONAL AWARD. Women Environmental Programme (WEP) has emerged the winner of the 2019 National Energy Globe Award Nigeria. WEP’s project of Promoting Women Empowerment through Efficient Technology that makes available solar dryer tents in rural communities won the organization this great honour. The Energy Globe Award is today’s most prestigious environmental award, with over 2000 project submissions from more than 187 participating countries annually. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and...

WEP HOLDS HIGH LEVEL STAKEHOLDERS DIALOGUE ON PREVENTING VIOLENT EXTREMISM (PVE) IN BENUE STATE

  Women Environmental Programme (WEP) on Friday 30th August, 2019 under her Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) funded PVE project, Connecting Women and Youth in Violent Extremist Prone areas through Empowerment and Skill Acquisition Phase II hosted high level stakeholders in Benue State to a dialogue session to entrench dialogue and the search for practical solutions towards achieving a Peaceful Benue and Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) in the state. The purpose of the stakeholder dialogue was to motivate stakeholders...

WEP TRAINS WOMEN’S ORGANIZATIONS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) organized a Capacity Building Workshop for Women’s Organizations on Environmental Advocacy at Brooksville Hotel, Lokogoma, Abuja on 19th and 20th June 2019. This two-day training is an activity on the project “Call to Action on Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Actions in Nigeria.” It is supported by Both ENDS under its Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) program. The workshop had stakeholders drawn across the six (6) geo-political zones in Nigeria to discuss how best to mainstream...

WEP PLANTS TREES TO COMMEMORATE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2019

  World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June every year. The celebration of this day globally provides an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, organizations and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment. The theme of 2019’s celebration was Beat Air Pollution. This was inspired by the need to combat the global menace of air pollution. It serves as a call to action and advocate for a change in our everyday lives...

PRESS RELEASE ON THE OCCASION OF THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATION

27th May 2019. Abuja, Nigeria.   PRESS RELEASE ON THE OCCASION OF THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATION   Children are jewels of the society, they are a springboard to the future. Young, tender, loving and often innocent; these boys and girls from varying religious and ethnic origins hold out a promise of a better and more beautiful tomorrow. By virtue of dreams and hopes, these inquisitive and adventurous lot are an assurance that the millions of generations coming will live in safety and comfort. Lovely...

WEP Connects With The Sustainable Futures In Africa (SFA) Network In Uganda

    Women Environmental Programme (WEP) was represented at the 3rd Annual Symposium of the Sustainable Futures for Africa (SFA). This year’s symposium themed “Thinking Forward with Strategic Planning and New Partnership” was hosted by Makarere University Uganda. Members from four(4) country hubs were in attendance, they include; Uganda, Malawi, Nigeria, Botswana and the lead research institute from The University of Glasgow. The three day symposium featured presentation from the country hub’s activities, engagement with Community structure , strategic planning process and...

WEP At The Sixty-third Session Of The Commission On The Status Of Women (CSW63) In New York

    The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11th to...