Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) and Women Environmental Programme (WEP) were engaged by the Secretariat of the Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam (BSR) Conventions under the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to conduct a scoping study in Nigeria and Indonesia to identify the initiatives and success stories related to gender mainstreaming in hazardous chemicals and waste management as addressed by the three conventions. The study include: surveys, consultations, discussions with key civil servants, experts, local authorities, intergovernmental organizations, international organizations, women & environmental civil society organisations, mapping of actors and waste sector, visits of sites.

The scoping study started in Nigeria where WECF and WEP held discussions with several stakeholders to gather relevant information for this study.

This was followed by a one-day stakeholders’ consultation at Ajuji Greenwitch Hotel, Abuja on 12th January, 2017, which drew stakeholders from ministries, departments and agencies of government, professional bodies, international and intergovernmental organizations, civil society and the media.

A documentary has been produced for this study and will be presented to UNEP during the BRS conventions this year.

Pictures from the scoping study

Stakeholders consultation in Abuja, Nigeria

Meeting with the Director of Pollution Control Department, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria

Group photo with Dr. Peter Tarfa (middle), Director, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria