WEP signs a contribution agreement with the Kingdom of Netherlands

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Angelique van der Made (left) hands over contribution agreement to Priscilla Achakpa

The Kingdom of Netherlands has made a financial contribution to Women Environmental Programme (WEP) for the implementation of the project: “Ensuring Effective Implementation of Programmes, Policies and Legislations, that Contribute Towards Achieving Gender Equality in Nigeria by 2030.”

The contribution agreement was signed between WEP and the Kingdom of Netherlands on 31st of October, 2016, at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, Abuja, Nigeria. WEP was represented at the signing ceremony by her Executive Director, Priscilla Achakpa, while the Kingdom of Netherlands was represented by Angelique van der Made, the Second Secretary of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, who represented the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development.

This 5-year project is to be implemented in Benue and Zamfara States and targets Legislators, Legislative Aids and States’ Executives; Civil Society Organizations; Traditional and Religious Leaders.

Objectives of this project include:

  1. Advocate for policies and legislations that promote women participation at all levels of decision making, and remove all obstacles (social, political, cultural and economic) hindering women’s empowerment and participation in decision making and infringing on women’s rights.
  2. Ensure effective implementation of programmes and projects through capacity building of CSOs, budget monitoring and information sharing.
  3. Raise awareness amongst stakeholders on the fundamental rights of women

Activities relating to this project are to be implemented between November 2016 and December, 2020.

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