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JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT WEP: Application open for Communications Officer & Programme Officer

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) seeks to recruit a Communications Officer who is tech-savvy and a Programme Officer (preferably female) with science background to join the team. Interested and qualified persons should send their application to recruitment@wepnigeria.net Application closes on Friday, 20th August 2021. Female applicants are encouraged to apply. Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria.               ...

GENDER JUST CLIMATE SOLUTIONS (GJCS) SCALE FUND LAUNCHED AT GENERATION EQUALITY FORUM

The Gender Just Climate Solutions (GJCS) has been launched at Generation Equality Forum in Paris with The African Women’ Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), Women Engaged for A Common Future International (WECF) Women Environmental Programme (WEP), and Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) as inaugural partners founding this alliance. With an initial commitment of $200,000USD, the Gender Just Climate Solutions Scale Fund is a women’s rights organization and groups-led pooled resource...

GENDER AND ENVIRONMENT DATA ALLIANCE (GEDA) LAUNCHED AT GENERATION EQUALITY FORUM

WEDO and IUCN, together with Women Environmental Programme (WEP) and other partners launched a diverse multi- stakeholder alliance to advance gender-just climate action at all levels through improved accessibility, understanding and application of gender-environment data.  The Gender- Environment Data Alliance (GEDA) is an initiative to curate, and communicate data, knowledge, and information needed to ensure gender-just climate action. As a membership Alliance, it will serve as a hub for diverse organizations working on the intersection...

IMPACT STORIES OF OUR WOMEN2030 PROJECT

In 2016, WEP, in collaboration with other partners – WECF International, Global Forest Coalition, APWLD – Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development and Gender and Water Alliance- with financial support from the European Commission commenced implementation of the project – “Women CSOs networking to realize the SDGs, also known as the Women2030 project” in 62 countries. The aim of the project was to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals were implemented in a gender-sensitive manner with the involvement of...

CHANGE STORY: Mentorship Programme In Communities

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) is building the capacities of young people to become more resilient to radicalization to violent extremism by enhancing their sense of belonging and self-worth. WEP is effectively instilling a sense of purpose and providing guidance to these youths through monthly mentorship sessions in their communities. These meetings provide a platform for mentees to engage, learn, share knowledge and experiences from their everyday lives. They are imparted with skills and knowledge to build a purposeful life and...

PEACE/PVE SENSITIZATION FOR STATE LEVEL SECURITY PERSONNEL IN BENUE

In a bid to finding lasting solutions to insecurity and Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE), Women Environmental Programme (WEP) organized a sensitization workshop to raise awareness against violent extremism and reduce the vulnerability of unsuspecting persons to recruitment and radicalization to Violent Extremism.               As part of activities under her Preventing Violence Extremism (PVE) project being implemented in Benue State with funding from Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF), WEP engages with relevant institutions such as security agencies to...

SUSTAINED ADVOCACY FOR THE PROPOSED BENUE STATE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION BILL

Women Environmental Programme (WEP)’s relentless advocacy for the passage of a proposed bill to establish a youth development commission in Benue state has seen the bill receive great endorsements and support from stakeholders.               At the Advocacy Roundtable for the proposed bill, stakeholders unanimously implored for continued support to ensure speedy passage of the proposed bill to establish a Benue State Youth Development Commission. Stakeholders agreed that a youth development commission was imperative to reducing violence and securing the...

TWO-DAY INTENSIVE CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR WEP STAFF

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) staff participated in a two-day intensive capacity training on communication skills & digital communication and strategic partnership and networking on the 6th – 7th April 2021 at Brookville Hotel and Suites, Lokogoma, Abuja. The capacity building workshop was an opportunity for the development of WEP staff in communication skills to learn new strategic ways to engage with partners and beneficiaries. WEP is already successfully leveraging on her relationship with stakeholders and partners to create new programming initiatives ...

FG LAUNCHES NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON GENDER AND CLIMATE CHANGE

                   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...