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Women Environmental Programme

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious and voluntary organization that was established in 1997 by a group of grassroots women in Nigeria whose major aim is to address the gender injustice on environmental issues, political, economic and social rights of women and youths in the society. WEP is registered as an NGO with the Companies and Allied Matters Act of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of Nigeria, the National Planning Commission (NPC). WEP has United Nations Special Economic and Social Council Status (UN ECOSOC status), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Observer status and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Observer status.


Date of Establishment:

01-Jan, 1997

Purpose of Organization:

The vision and mission of WEP is to create a society where the environmental, economic, social and political rights of women and youths are protected. The principles and values that govern the organization are that of transparency, integrity, accountability and partnership.

OUR STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES;

To sensitize and create awareness of the general public on the vulnerability and adaptation of gender impact to climate change;

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
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Burkina Faso
  • Nigeria
  • Uganda

Contact Details
Street Address:
Block E Flat2 Anambra Court, Gaduwa Housing Estate, Apo After Legislative Quarters, P.O.Box 10176
Garki
City/Town:
Abuja
State/Province/Other:
FCT
Country:
Nigeria
Telephone No.:
234 9 2910878 234 80 23235798
Fax Phone:
234 9 2910878
Website:
http://www.wepnigeria.net
Email:
info@wepnigeria.net
Organization founded:
Jan-01-1997

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Climate Change
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • Global
  • Local
  • National
  • Regional

  • Contact Person
    Name:
    Ms. Priscilla M. Achakpa Key Contact Person
    Position:
    Executive Director
    Street Address:
    Block E Flat2 Anambra Court, Gaduwa Housing Estate, Apo After Legislative Quarters, P.O.Box 10176
    Garki
    Zip Code:
    900001
    City/Town:
    ABUJA
    State/Province/Other: FCT
    Telephone No.:
    234-9-2910878
    234-80-23235798
    Email:
    pmachakpagmail.com
    pmachakpayahoo.com


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