An NGO with United Nations ECOSOC Consultative Status, Observer Status to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Observer Status to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).


Home About Us Programmes Our Documents Projects Contact Us Check Email Change Password

WOMEN ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMME



   SOCIAL MEDIA & PHOTOS


An NGO with United Nations ECOSOC Consultative Status, Observer Status to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Observer Status to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).



“ Where is the future of young people if we don’t do anything? ”


PRISCILLA ACHAKPA - Interview with Vogue Magazine


Priscilla Achakpa is an environmental activist from Nigeria.  As executive director of the Women Environmental Programme, Achakpa has introduced thousands of women to sustainable solutions to everyday problems, such as waste-to-energy machines that can process rice husks. In Nigeria, Achakpa says, “The impact of climate change on women is huge. The men are forced to migrate and they leave the women, who are now the caregivers because they find they cannot leave the children .  We don’t want a top-down solution” to climate change, says Achakpa. “We want bottom-up. But we need to be at the table.”


GUEST:


- Priscilla Achakpa

delegate from Nigeria, and is with the Women’s Caucus and the Women and Gender Constituency here at the U.N. Climate Summit.



- Edna Kaptoyo

program coordinator with the Kenya-based Indigenous Information Network. She is a member of the Indigenous People’s Caucus and the Women and Gender Constituency here at the U.N. Climate Summit.

“African Women, Hit Hardest by Climate Change, Forge New Solutions Across the Continent”


UPDATE FROM - CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT WOMEN-COP21

OUR DONORS


National Networking Partners


Charles & Doosurgh Abaagu Foundation.


Community Emergency Response Initiative.


Shacks & Slum Dwellers International(SDI) & Shacks & Slum Dwellers Association of Nigeria.


Innovative Initiative for Community Peace Building.


Society for Water and Sanitation(NEWSAN).


Climate Change Network of Nigeria(CCNN).


NigerianCAN.


Benue NGOs Network(BENGONET).


Transition Monitoring Group.


UNWOMEN Civil Society Advisory Group.


Grand Alliance Against Terrorism.


Green Alliance, Nigeria.



Donors


Misereor


Delegation of the European Commission to Nigeria


United Nations Development Programme


Irish Aid International


Global Environment Facility(Small Grant Programme)


African Women Development Fund(AWDF)


Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)


Federal Government of Nigeria


Federal Ministry of Environment


Federal Ministry of Water Resources


Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development


Regional Networking Partners


African Working Group on Gender and Climate Change


West African Network for Peace building (WANEP) Nigeria


Network of African Peace builders (NAPS)



Global Networking Partners


Women and Gender


Constituency (WGC) of the UNFCCC


Women's Major Group-UN


Gender and Disaster Network


Gender and Climate Change Network


Global Land Tool Network


International Land Coalition(ILC)


Habitat International Coalition


Women for Water Partnership


World Alliance for Citizens


Participation(CIVICUS)


Free Hit Counter
Free Hit Counter

Women Environmental Programme - WEP - 2015

Designed by Jossy Concepts 
08039670824
IMG-20160418-WA0002.jpg IMG-20160418-WA0001.jpg 11403340_482854835215307_6034987385692948379_n.jpg 12191613_530488567118600_5549977460644088787_n.jpg 12301525_542566925910764_8734823966670047404_n.jpg CNOfY8uWoAAFF9f.jpg CNOfZEuWIAArhR2.jpg cop21 picx.jpg More Pictures

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS


19 April: Expert Group Meeting on Shaping the reporting by Major Groups and Other Stakeholders on their contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda


UN DESA Division for Sustainable Development will organize an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on 19 April 2016 in New York to provide an opportunity for Major Groups and other Stakeholders (MGoS), along with invited experts, to discuss how to ensure their effective participation and contribution to the review and implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in…..

WEP'S ED, HONOURED AS ECO AMBASSADOR.



Women Environmental Programme's Executive Director, Priscilla Achakpa has been honoured by Channels Television of Nigeria and Deutsche Welle(DW) of Germany as an Eco Ambassador for Eco@Africa, for her achievements in environmental activism. This honour was conferred on her on Saturday, 16th April, 2016, during the launch of Eco@Africa, a new co-production from DW and Channels TV that showcases innovative environmental concepts from Africa and Europe, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will convene for the second time in 2016. The UNEA of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) represents the highest level of governance of international environmental affairs in the UN system.

Dates: 23-27 May 2016  

Venue: UNEP Headquarters, UN Offices in Nairobi (UNON), Gigiri  

Location: Nairobi, Kenya  

Contact: Jorge Laguna-Celis, Secretary of Governing Bodies