Women Environmental Programme (WEP) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious and voluntary organisation, which was established in 1997 by a group of grassroots women in Nigeria. The major aim is to address the gender injustices on issues relating to environment, economic and social rights of women, children and youths in the society. WEP Headquarters is situated in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. WEP has operational offices in two geopolitical zones (North Central and North East) in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Togo and New York, USAEast.

The organization emerged in response to the environmental pollution by industries in Kaduna state in particular and Nigeria in general, but its founders have always viewed the Nigerian environmental crisis only as an entry point for the deepening of engagement with the various stakeholders and enlightenment of Nigerians on other...Read more>>

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).

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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.”



- 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.


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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).


Benue NGOs Network(BENGONET).

Transition Monitoring Group.

UNWOMEN Civil Society Advisory Group.

Grand Alliance Against Terrorism.

Green Alliance, Nigeria.



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



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