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WEP’s EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RECEIVES ANOTHER AWARD AT THE HIGH LEVEL SYMPOSIUM ON SDG 6

 

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The Executive Director, Women Environmental Programme (WEP), Priscilla Achakpa, has received another award in addition to her catalogues of awards.

This award was presented to her during the High Level Symposium on SDG 6 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, which held from 9th – 11th August, 2016. Over a thousand people including government officials, water policy experts, businesses, and civil society representatives gathered to discuss how to implement SDG 6.

This award is in recognition of her laudable contributions at national, regional and global levels to ensuring that no one is left behind in access to water and sanitation.

Priscilla Achakpa

Priscilla Achakpa is an Ashoka Fellow, and currently the National Coordinator, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Nigeria; and the Regional Focal Point, West and Central Africa for GEF-CSOs Network.

Making the 2030 goals a reality!

 

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On 18 March 2016, a global coalition of five women’s and gender
organisations, affiliated with the Women’s Major Group in the UN
Agenda 2030 process, signed a framework contract to the
European Commission’s International Cooperation arm (DEVCO) for
a 5-year partnership agreement.  the coalition #women2030
consists of five women and gender networks. Together they aim to
implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus
on gender equality engaging civil society organisations and
movements. The #women2030 partners will  work with
organisations (direct beneficiaries) in more than 52 countries. In
addition, by reaching out to their own and the Women’s Major Group
networks, the partners also aim to engage with over 900 member
organisations in over 100 countries.

Read more about #Women2030 in our flier and brochure here women2030flyer women2030brochure

WEP Burkina Faso participates at Climate Change Adaptation Forum

 

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The NGO Care International and all its partners, namely, the Environment and Development in Africa (ENDA), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group, invited 80 actors of several domains from public et private sectors of 23 countries, in  Senegal to attend the Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP). It was a great opportunity to strengthen the capacity of all actors by providing a platform for multi-actor learning and exchange on climate change adaptation knowledge in Africa.

Adaption and even more Resilience is an emergency and a priority for both the population and the ecosystem but is, up to now, the less invested domain as far the international climate change actions are concerned. There are much more speeches than actions so that there is no change and people are still suffering from starvation, floods, etc.

Through presentations, workshops, expositions, group works, the forum on Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) was a great opportunity to build connections and strengthen commitments to realise high-quality adaptation programmes and actions. Indeed, this programme objectives was mainly to turn adaptation knowledge into action, by drawing from successful adaptation initiatives, knowledge and evidence, and analyses of drivers and barriers; to allow exchange on adaptation learning, capacity building and training opportunities in Africa; to provide an enabling environment, by exploring ideas for improved coordination, continuous learning, knowledge brokering and exchange related to adaptation decisions, capacity building and actions, including good governance.

It was also a matter of working hard to achieve the objectives of Africa Adaptation Programme and to benefit from the fund related to it, as well. And as Emmanuel Seck used to say: “Why did some of our neighbouring countries benefit from some of the fund while other didn’t? It is an emergency to set in motion south-south cooperation so as to cope with the situation”.

All states have been exhorted to build strong institutions to manage these funds in order to be more efficient as far as their organizations and their daily actions are concerned. From that viewpoint and hoping that Climate change is part of all nations’ programme, a recommendation was done for countries to take into account the adaptation programme in their budget.