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Promoting business opportunities for women around Niger-Nigeria border

  Import and export trade are some of the contributors to economic growth which leads to poverty reduction and improved living conditions. Import and export trade can lift many out of poverty in Nigeria where 87 million people are poor,  and in Niger where more than 40 percent of the population earn less than $1 a day. A reasonable number of those who live in poverty are women as observed by UN Women that more women than men live on less...

BREAKING GENDER INEQUALITIES

  Women Environmental Programme (WEP) on Wednesday, 11th March 2020 organized a programme themed: “Breaking Gender Inequalities,” to mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD). The programme held at WEP’s head office at Block E Flat 2 Anambra Court, Gaduwa Estate, Abuja. This year’s International Women’s Day has a theme: “Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future,” which calls for equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and violence against women and...

DEVELOPMENT OF GENDER AND CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN FOR NIGERIA

  In 2016, Women Environmental Programme (WEP) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a National Consultation on Gender and Climate Change in Abuja, Nigeria. The consultation which then Minister of Environment, Amina J. Mohammed also participated in proposed some recommendations in respect to gender and climate change issues in Nigeria. One of the recommendations from the consultation was that, a gender and climate change roadmap be developed for the Country. Following this,...

NIMC KATSINA OFFICE HAS GONE GREEN

  The National Identity Management Commission’s office (NIMC) Katsina State has gone green. The office once devoid of trees now has different species of trees growing in its surrounding. On the 17th of October 2018, Women Environmental Programme (WEP) collaborated with MURNA Foundation with support from Trees for Cities and planted different species of trees at NIMC office in Katsina town, Katsina State to beautify the environment and address land degradation. One year after, our team was at NIMC office yesterday,...

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...