Olanike

Joined Jan 2008
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  • Advanced Digital Changemaker
  • Community Mentor
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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 commented on DOCUMENTING NATURAL RESOURCES AND CLIMATE CHANGE: PHOTOGRAPHY AS A TOOL FOR EDUCATION AND ACTIVATING CHANGE Sep 26, 2015 Olanike commented on Welcome Trainees! Sep 20, 2015 Olanike commented on MY JOURNEY Sep 19, 2015 Olanike commented on My Journey " I have dreams in my eyes to change the society" Sep 19, 2015 Olanike commented on my journey Sep 19, 2015 Olanike commented on Introducing Myself Sep 19, 2015 Olanike commented on Syria's Climate-Fueled Conflict, In One Stunning Comic Strip Sep 13, 2015 Olanike commented on Join Our Digital Empowerment Training Program Sep 10, 2015 Olanike commented on Reclaiming the Climate- It’s Time to Prioritize Gender Sensitivity Sep 10, 2015 Olanike commented on A New Cohort of World Pulse Leaders Is Ready to Accelerate Change Aug 26, 2015 Olanike commented on Hello! Aug 23, 2015 Olanike commented on Make environment a priority in 2015 - 2016 Aug 23, 2015 Olanike commented on Welcome to the group! Aug 23, 2015 Olanike commented on Greetings! I am here for you. Aug 23, 2015 Olanike commented on Welcome To The Technology and Innovation Group Aug 22, 2015 Olanike commented on Hello! Aug 22, 2015 Olanike commented on Hello Beautiful Members of GBV Group! Aug 22, 2015 Olanike commented on Introducing Olutosin!!!! Aug 22, 2015 Olanike commented on The Voice of Women in Tanzania. Aug 22, 2015 Olanike commented on INTRODUCTION OF MYSELF TO THE GROUP Aug 18, 2015 Olanike loved First entry after three years... Dec 14, 2013 Olanike loved I was able to change her life with just $10 Dec 12, 2013 Olanike loved A journey well-travelled. Voices of our future: behind the scenes Dec 11, 2013 Olanike loved Campaign: Love Letter from a Friend - by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji Dec 04, 2013 Olanike loved The Distance We’ve Traveled Oct 22, 2013 Olanike loved Regarding the Pain of Others As Well As Our Own (An Open Letter on Safety and Well-being Among Media Workers) Aug 29, 2013 Olanike loved Female Genital Cutting: Would choice change everything? Aug 23, 2013 Olanike loved Whole. As I Am Aug 22, 2013 Olanike loved A Hundred Thousand Coffee Seedlings for Just Change Jul 18, 2013 Olanike loved When love is effective: the Melba Olvera story. Jul 16, 2013 Olanike loved The turkish protests from a feminist perspective Jun 15, 2013 Olanike loved Rising Expectations Apr 23, 2013 Olanike loved Living with Sickle Cell, Suffer In Silence Apr 20, 2013 Olanike loved WORLD PULSE WOMAN - AN EMPOWERED WOMAN Apr 16, 2013 Olanike loved Stared to Purpose and Fulfilment Apr 16, 2013 Olanike loved Breaking free Apr 14, 2013 Olanike loved Women and Web 2.0 : A Journey of Vision, Change and Empowerment Apr 06, 2013 Olanike loved SISTERS, PLEASE READ THIS! Nov 06, 2012 Olanike loved Cyber Stalking - A "Virtual" Crime With Real Consequences Nov 06, 2012 Olanike loved Time for reflection – celebrate the progress and express my gratitude Oct 24, 2012