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Women Environmental Programme - (WEP)

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).



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) in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Togo and USA.


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...

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2015 GLOBAL EVENTS

Climate change has had devastating impacts on agriculture in recent years in Nigeria. The effect vary from the north to the southern part of the country.


Extreme climatic events like severe drought in the north and flooding in the south has had serious negative effects on agricultural production. The change in pattern of weather elements such as rainfall, wind speed…>


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COMMUNICATING CLIMATE INFORMATION

FINDING CLEAN ENERGY OPTIONS FOR A NIGERIA RURAL WOMAN

In a search to finding clean energy options for Nigeria's rural women, WEP has partnered with the Renewable Energy Programme of the Federal Ministry of Environment on Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES) programme which aims at lowering market entry barriers of the clean energy market at every step, from the design of clean energy products, to their commercial production and distribution…>


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Our Activity

ENVIRONMENT

Human Settlement

Slums upgrading

Planning and Management of Slum dwellers,


Natural and Man-made Disasters Management

Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes

Search and Rescue

Capacity Building Programmes

Training Supports and rehabilitation of displaced persons



Water and Sanitation

Provision of Portable Drinking Water

Sanitation and Water Management

Environmental & Waste Management


Natural Resources Management

Land Management

Water Management

Soil/Erosion Control

Sustainable Natural Resources Management program

Agricultural Programmes


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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 Peacebuilding (WANEP) Nigeria

Network of African Peacebuilders (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)

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.

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