Women Environmental Programme

Women Environmental Programme

Sustainable Futures in Africa is delighted to partner with Women Environmental Programme (WEP). Women Environmental Programme (WEP) has partnered with SFA for the upcoming scoping research trial that will take place in Nigeria, Autumn 2017.

Below you can find information about the organisation, its mission and values.

History

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) was officially registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission in 2003. WEP is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious and voluntary organization whose vision is to see a society where the environmental, economic and political rights of women, children and youths are protected. Our mission is to empower women and youths to effectively address the environmental, economic and political issues that affect them. WEP has United Nations ECOSOC Special Status, Observer Status to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). With the Observer Status, WEP is also an organizing partner of the Women’s Major Group at the United Nations. WEP is also a member of the Global Environment Facility Civil Society Network and the regional focal point for West Africa.

Vision:

WEP envisions a society where the environmental, economic, social and political rights of women and youth are protected.

Mission:

WEP is committed to empowering women and youth to effectively address the environmental, economic and political issues that affect them.

Goal: 

The overall goal of Women Environmental Programme (WEP) is to promote a sustainable society while addressing issues of gender injustices relating to environmental, economic and social rights of women, children and youth.

Our Thematic Areas of Work:

The organization works in two thematic areas viz; Environment and Governance. WEP tackles issues relating to the environment such as Gender & Disaster Risk Reduction, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene and Natural Resource Management. Concerning Governance WEP strives for Women and Youth Empowerment, Budget Tracking and Monitoring alongside Peace and Conflict Transformation.

strategic objectives:

  • To sensitize and raise awareness of the general public on the impact of climate change particularly on gender and its mitigation and adaptation;
  • To stimulate the management of natural resources within the framework of national and international policies/convention for sustainable development in the environment;
  • To advocate for the rights of the rural and urban dwellers to land, housing settlement and basic social infrastructure within the framework of The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR);
  • To build capacity of the general public on the management of environmental conflicts, renewable energy, water and sanitation and organic pollutants; 
  • To empower women and youths in their civic rights and responsibilities, electoral processes and democratic governance in Nigeria

Our Strategies:

  • Advocacy
  • Capacity Building
  • Community Mobilization
  • Research and Development
  • Publications (books, newsletters)
  • Networking

Our Values:

  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Team Work, Hard work and Commitment to work
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Gender Justice and Fairness
  • Trust and Confidentiality
  • Excellence and Cost Effective

PARTNERS AND NETWORKS:

WEP collaborates with agencies and community based organisations in the implementation of its activities and projects. Some of the activities implemented range from women political participation, promoting communities participation in slum development, environment protection, empowerment of youth and career development etc.

 

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