Monthly Archives: March 2021

FG LAUNCHES NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON GENDER AND CLIMATE CHANGE

c                  The Minister of Environment, Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar launched the NAPGCC that was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari during a Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in August 2020. The launch of the NAPGCC was done during a Sensitization Workshop on the National Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change organized by the Climate Change Department of the Federal Ministry of Environment and Women Environmental Programme (WEP) on Thursday, 18th March...

WEP ORGANIZES MEDIA TRAINING ON PEACE/PVE IN BENUE STATE

The media plays a vital role in promoting lasting peace or exacerbating tensions in divided societies. Journalists and influencers can help to diffuse ethnic, religious or political crisis by empowering citizens with requisite information to make informed decisions. Women Environmental Programme (WEP) recognizes the need to put media practitioners and influencers at the forefront of her peace building and development initiatives to ensure proper reportage and help build sustainable structures for development.                WEP hosted journalists and influencers to a...

WEP ORGANIZES MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PEACE/PVE DIALOGUE IN BENUE STATE

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) held a One-day Multi-Stakeholder  Peace/PVE Dialogue at Benue Hotels, Makurdi to sensitize and rally support for the passage of a bill to establish a Benue State Youth Development Commission.        Participants at the event comprised of stakeholders from various pressure groups, MDAs and CSOs. Stakeholders came up with suggestions, recommendations and deliberate steps and decisive actions they would take and push to prevent the spread of violent extremism in the state which also included the establishment...

WEP ADVOCATES FOR PASSAGE OF PROPOSED BENUE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION BILL

As part of efforts to promote peace building and strengthen state systems and structures towards engaging and empowering youths effectively, Women Environmental Programme (WEP) with support from Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) held advocacy meetings with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies to solicit support for the passage of a bill to establish a Youth Development Commission in Benue State. Stakeholders visited gave similar assurances while commending the initiative to establish a Benue Youth Development Commission and...