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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...

COURTESY VISIT TO HONOURABLE MINISTER OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT

A  team from Women Environmental Programme (WEP) led by the Executive Director, Anne-Marie Abaagu, made a courtesy call on the Honourable Minister of State for Environment, Barr. Sharon Ikeazor at her office at Mabushi, Abuja. The team from WEP intimated the Hon. Minister of State of the programs and plans of WEP and requested her support to our activities especially those that relate to gender and environment. We had fruitful discussions as the Hon Minister of State gave her commitment to...

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Nominations for The Earthshot Prize

We are delighted to announce our role as Nominator on the Earthshot Prize Council to facilitate the search and selection process for the first winners of the most prestigious global environment prize in history. The Earthshot Prize Council is a global list of influential individuals from a wide range of different sectors, all of whom are committed to championing positive action in the environmental space.   The Earthshot Prize is centered around five Earthshots...

WEP TRAINS FARMING COMMUNITIES ON THE PRODUCTION OF ORGANIC PESTICIDE

Farmers from Dobi and Pagadna communities in Gwagwalada have undergone a training on the production of organic pesticide organized by Women Environmental Programme (WEP) as part of activities on the Global Environment Facility – Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) funded project “Controlling Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides Use through Organic Farming in Dobi and Padgana Communities in Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja, FCT”. The project is aimed at promoting sustainable agriculture and combating climate change through the adoption of organic farming practices in...

TREE PLANTING CAMPAIGN ACROSS NIGERIA

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) received from the Department of Forestry, Federal Ministry of Environment, 3000 trees seedlings as part of the Presidential Trees Planting Campaign to tackle climate change in Nigeria. The tree seedlings have been planted across the country and distributed to various communities and organizations for planting. The tree planting campaign is in fulfillment of President Buhari’s pledge to plant 25 million trees in Nigeria to enhance the country’s carbon sink as part of the country’s efforts to implement the...

PRESS UPDATE: FEC APPROVES NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON GENDER AND CLIMATE CHANGE FOR NIGERIA

Press Update Abuja, Nigeria. 12th August, 2020. The Federal Executive Council of Nigeria (FEC) has approved the National Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change. The action plan was presented at the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) that was presided by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari today. Women Environmental Programme (WEP) collaborated with the Department of Climate Change (DCC), the Federal Ministry of Environment to develop the National Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change for the Country. The Action Plan...

WEP ESTABLISHES SOLAR-POWERED DIGITAL CREATIVE LABS IN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Lack of skills coupled with the absence of opportunities for growth and development is a catalyst to violent extremism in communities. Young boys and girls without sustainable expertise and abilities are susceptible to be lured into perpetrating criminal and violent acts. As part of efforts to cushion the aggravation of young children in communities being radicalized and recruited into violent sects, Women Environmental Programme (WEP) has established Solar-powered Digital/Creative Computer Laboratories in secondary schools across Ado, Agatu, Buruku, Guma, Logo...