Olanike

Joined Jan 2008
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Mobilize women as environmental stewards with me.

What I'm Leading

Many women are denied the right to own the land they till in Nigeria today. Their access to natural resources, and their decision-making power around resource management, is limited. The impacts of climate change—such as food scarcity, water shortage, and deforestation—hit them hardest.

Growing up I witnessed this disparity and felt I had to help. Since 2009 I have created opportunities for over 7,000 women and girls to train and collaborate on the environmental concerns that have direct bearing on their lives. My organization, Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE), delivers training on conservation, food and water security, and more, building the capacity of women and youth to become environmental change-agents and authors of their future.

Who I'm Impacting

3,000 women and youth a year.

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Bio

About Me

I am a women's empowerment advocate and an environmental activist. I am the Founder and Program Director of Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE), a grassroots based Non Profit Organization that promotes constructive environmental ideals by empowering women to become environmental stewards and peace builders. With a professional background (1st and 2nd degree qualification) in Urban and Regional Planning, and as an environmentalist, I have participated in many training programs and projects. To date, I render environmental consultancy services and love writing on environmental issues. For me, realizing the noble course of a safe and just environment goes beyond personal interests or gains, as serving a cause is an opportunity to serve people. My hobbies include research, writing and cookery. I have keen interest in humanitarian and enterprise development activities and I am learning by the day to meet the demands of my work.

My Vision

A Safe and Just Earth for All

Needs

Funding
Office Equipment and Tools
Pro Bono Professional Support (Web design, Legal Services etc)

Abilities

My expertise includes-Environmental Education and Advocacy, Community Organizing and Facilitation, Mentoring and Leadership Development.

Interests

Economic PowerEnvironmentGender-based ViolenceLeadershipTechnology

Posts

Activity

Olanike loved Introducing myself and my journal Feb 17, 2017 Olanike commented on Big steps. Giant leaps for Womankind Nov 06, 2016 Olanike commented on Love you all, sisters! Nov 06, 2016 Olanike commented on Rolling in Euphoria Nov 06, 2016 Olanike commented on A powerful sisterhood. Nov 06, 2016 Olanike commented on Six new trees Nov 06, 2016 Olanike commented on CAMEROON: A Woman’s Rights Don’t Die With Her Husband Oct 24, 2016 Olanike commented on The Honor is being community Oct 13, 2016 Olanike commented on Announcing our first Impact Leaders Oct 06, 2016 Olanike commented on GLOBAL: Sisters in Sustainability Jul 10, 2016 Olanike commented on The Rise Of African Women in Politics Apr 16, 2016 Olanike commented on What is happening, Nigeria? Apr 16, 2016 Olanike commented on How do women/girls bully and why do they bully? Apr 16, 2016 Olanike commented on Celebration!!!Welcome to World Pulse Sub-Sahara Africa!!! Mar 15, 2016 Olanike commented on NIGERIA: Mama Philomena Dec 03, 2015 Olanike commented on Sister Zeph: Classroom Revolutionary Sep 27, 2015 Olanike commented on Introducing myself Sep 26, 2015 Olanike commented on Women and Our Mother Earth Sep 26, 2015 Olanike commented on From a Rumble to a Roar: Women Speak Out in the Congo Sep 26, 2015 Olanike commented on Making Peace Through Sharing the Blessings Sep 22, 2015 Olanike commented on Personal Leadership Sep 19, 2015 Olanike loved Picture Partnership Jun 08, 2014 Olanike loved Need: Compelling Stories of Gender Based Violence for GBV Topic Page Jun 06, 2014 Olanike loved Did you know that the first computer was a room full of women? May 17, 2014 Olanike loved Bryn Mawr students reflect on their translation experience with World Pulse May 06, 2014 Olanike loved The Resurrection May 03, 2014 Olanike loved women! May 03, 2014 Olanike loved Hello, World Pulse! Apr 24, 2014 Olanike loved FEMALE SOUL POWER IN UNIVERSAL SHOW. Apr 24, 2014 Olanike loved Let's Weave the Web for Peace Apr 01, 2014 Olanike loved Dancing Out of my Cell Mar 26, 2014 Olanike loved Water Access and 2014 World Water Day: A Gender Disparity Perspective Mar 25, 2014 Olanike loved CULTURAL RESPECT Mar 23, 2014 Olanike loved Introducing myself and my journal: Helping women and girls around the world to beat the odds Mar 23, 2014 Olanike loved Rise with us! Mar 19, 2014 Olanike loved Seeking your input on the future of WorldPulse.com! Mar 07, 2014 Olanike loved A connection from our heart Mar 04, 2014 Olanike loved A V-Day love letter to the Real man I love Feb 15, 2014 Olanike loved Women are making change, everywhere in the World Feb 02, 2014 Olanike loved Writing Opportunity for VOF Alumnae: Flip the Script! Feb 01, 2014