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. 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 socio-economic and political issues within and internationally.
To facilitate this process, the organization creates and sustains interest in socio-economic and political issues especially among women and youth in the country and across the globe. 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).CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION ACTIONS BY WOMEN ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMME (WEP), NIGERIA