WEP carries out a pre-project advocacy and sensitization visit in Zamfara State
Between 9th and 14th January, WEP’s team was in Zamfara state for a pre-project advocacy and sensitization under the Kingdom of Netherlands’ supported project titled: “Ensuring Effective Implementation of Programmes, Policies and Legislations, that contribute towards Achieving Gender Equality in Nigeria by 2030” The project funded under the Netherlands Accountability Fund has the objectives to: advocate for policies and legislations that promote women participation at all levels of decision making, and remove all obstacles (social, political, cultural and economic) hindering women’s empowerment and participation in decision making and infringing on women’s rights; ensure effective implementation of programmes and projects through capacity building of CSOs, budget monitoring and information sharing; and raise awareness amongst stakeholders on the fundamental women’s rights.

The aim of the visit to Zamfara state was to among other things identify relevant stakeholders that can contribute to the achievement of the project’s objectives, sensitize the stakeholders on the objectives of the project and to clearly discuss roles and responsibilities of stakeholders.

While in Zamfara state, WEP’s team met and discussed with different stakeholders including Honourable Commissioner Zamfara State Ministry of Environment and Solid Minerals, Honourable Idris Mohammed Kaita; Permanent Secretary Zamfara State Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Yusuf Abdullahi; His Royal Highness Emir of Anka; Hakimi Tudun Wada, Abdullahi Umar; Zamfara State Chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council, Alhaji Sani Yusuf; Special Adviser to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Honourable Hambali Shittu; and civil society organizations.

All the stakeholders expressed their readiness to support this project to achieve it’s set goal.