Women Environmental Programme (WEP) has developed a new strategic document that will give direction to the operations of the organization for the next 10 years, 2018-2028.

This strategic document has been developed with support from the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), under its Coaching Project aimed at strengthening governance frameworks in women’s organizations.

The development of this strategic document was facilitated by AWDF’s Consultant, Dr. Yene Assegid, in a four-day workshop that held from 24th – 27th of July, 2017 at Ajuji Greenwich Hotel, Gudu District, Abuja, Nigeria. Coincidentally, the finalization of the new strategic document coincided with the date scheduled for the celebration of 20 years of existence of WEP.

It will be an understatement to say that Dr. Yene Assegid is a professional organizational management expert and experienced facilitator who knows how to bring out the best from anybody to achieve results. Within four days, Dr. Yene got the Staff and Board Members of WEP from Nigeria, Togo and Burkina Faso writing the strategic document without a trace that the strategic document would have been ready on the last day.

With the new strategic direction, WEP’s work will be hinged on four pillars: Environment, Governance, Peace and Security and Climate Change. Under the Environment pillar, WEP’s work will revolve around – Natural Resource Management and Biodiversity, Chemicals and Waste Management, Water and Sanitation. Governance pillar has the following sub-themes – Budget Analysis and Tracking, Policy and Legislative Advocacy, Women and Youth Political Empowerment. Peace and Security pillar comprises of Conflict Transformation, Countering Violent Extremism and Psycho-Social Support sub-themes, while the Climate Change pillar has Renewable Energy, Climate Justice, Mitigation and Adaptation sub-themes. Chemicals and Waste Management is the new pillar added to WEP’s scope of work while other pillars have been reviewed by content.

The new strategic document has also changed the organizational structure of WEP. In the new organogram, WEP’s organizational structure comprises of the Global Board, Global President, Regional Team, Country Board, Country ED and Country Teams.

All the Staff and Board Members of WEP from Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Togo say a BIG THANK YOU to AWDF and Dr. Yene Assegid.