about_wise


Our Vision:

A safe and just environment
for ALL

Our Mission:

To promote constructive environmental ideals, culture and practices by empowering women, especially grassroots women, to become environmental stewards.

Our Core Values:

- Accountability and transparency
- Equity, fairness, and justice
- Timeliness

Web Links:

- Global Women's Leadership Network
- Women's Earth Alliance
- WorldPulse
- Global Collaborator's Alliance
- Global Women's Water Initiative



Women's Rights

   Women’s restricted access to natural resources ranks high amongst factors that engender gender disparities and confine women to impoverishment and deprivation. At the 2000 United Nations Millennium Summit, 191 governments reaffirmed their commitment to women’s empowerment and adopted the Millennium Declaration, agreeing to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women as effective ways to combat poverty, hunger, and disease, and to stimulate development that is truly sustainable.
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Environmental Awareness

   Our global and immediate environment is increasingly undergoing rapid changes which are very detrimental to the well being of human populations and the entire ecosystem. WISE believes that there is need to improve the relationships between humans and their environment, including the global aspects of the environment through sound environmental education.
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Tourism Promotion

   In recent years, the Tourism industry has gained more prominence and more countries are beginning to see and realize its significant economic benefit. Nigeria is no exception to this fact. According to the Nigerian Tourism Agency, “ Nigeria is a fascinating country where the complimentary diversities of the people, their custom and vitality are enough to attract and satisfy the tourist in search of colour and excitement. However, WISE is of the view that the declining quality of the environment especially in a country like Nigeria has in no small way limited and affected Tourism boost.
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meet_olanike

    As the founder of WISE, Olanike Olubunmi Olugboji has worked for years to mobilize disadvantaged women in Kaduna State, Nigeria to address a number of environmentally destructive cultural practices in water supply, energy services, urban transport, education and waste management issues.
    She has a wealth of experience in development work and has participated in many international, national and local meetings, and is affiliated to a number of local and international organizations.