Priscilla Achakpa (WEP) selected as "Eco Hero" in Nigeria
The work of WECF's co-organizing partner in the Women's Major Group (WMG) was honoured by Nigerian Television and German Welle Radio/TV. Priscilla Achakpa, Executive Director of Women Environmental Programme, was appointed as an ambassador for the TV magazin "Eco@Africa"
For her extraordinary commitment to the protection of the environment in Nigeria, Priscilla Achakpa has been selected as an "Eco Hero" by Channels Television, Nigeria's news leader and Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Priscilla Achakpa is the Executive Director of Women Environmental Programme (WEP), a co-organizing partner of WECF in the Women's Major Group.
WEP empowers women economically and politically to address the issues that affect their environment. The organization has empowered semi-rural women farmers on the usage of solar dryers to dry tons of perishable crops such as tomatoes, pepper, oranges and vegetables during peak production periods. WEP is creating awareness among women to utilize clean and affordable energy services and reduce the amount of fuelwood dependent communities which further degrade the environment while promoting food security through conservation and reduction in waste.
Priscilla has involved the rural women farmers through capacity building programmes in the maintenance of solar energy equipments so that usage of this equipment is sustainable. She is realizing that women are most vulnerable to climate change has involved the rural women in ways that they can mitigate climate change and adapt to its impact on them and their families.
Being selected as an ECO Hero she will engage now as an Ambassador for the TV show Eco@Africa in which her activities will be presented as often as possible.
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