Women Environmental Programme (WEP)

P.O.Box 10176; Block E Flat 2 Anambra Court Gaduwa Housing Estate, after Apo Legislative Quarters
Garki, Abuja

Ansprechpartner: Kyauta Giwa

+234 9 291 0878


  • Hilfsorganisation
  • Frauenpolitik/feministisches Projekt
  • Umweltprojekt

Über uns

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) is a non-profit NGO which was established in 1997 by a group of grassroots women in Nigeria. WEP is a NGO whose aim is to empower people to address environmental challenges that affect them.

WEP´s 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´s programmes on environment and development include:
• Water management,
• Environmental & waste management,
• Land management,
• Soil erosion control,
• Disaster management,
• Natural resource management,
• Community conflict management.

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 can participate as a major group organization in contributing to the intergovernmental decision-making process in the UN-System.

• Women CSOs Networking to Realize the Sustainable Development Goals – Women2030 Project
• Ensuring Effective Implementation of Programmes, Policies and Legislations, that Contribute Towards Achieving Gender Equality in Nigeria by 2030
• Connecting Women and Youth in Violent Extremist Prone Areas Through Empowerment and Skills Acquisition
• Women´s Global Call for Climate Justice
• Implementation of the Gender Components of Great Green Wall Project in Nigeria
• G-WIN: Girls and Women Initiative in Nigeria (G-WIN) project is an initiative of the federal government of Nigeria to empower hard to reach women and girls in the country.
• Innovative "HIT" business model: WEP supports local communities to turn waste into opportunity. The "SHIT" business model regards sanitation as a development opportunity with a positive economic value. The WEP´s "SHIT" business model has been adopted by the G-WIN project of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Nigeria, as a means of increasing access to WASH services in the country. The WEP initiative provides access to WASH services in public places by providing toilets and urinals for income generation.

Kyauta Giwa is the Deputy Executive Director of Women Environmental Programme (WEP).

For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.