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 A New “Irrefutable Truth” Dec 03, 2017 Olanike commented on NIGERIA: Women Smoking Unconsciously Just To Feed Others Oct 02, 2015 Olanike commented on Reclaiming the Climate- It’s Time to Prioritize Gender Sensitivity Aug 30, 2015 Olanike commented on Reclaiming the Climate- It’s Time to Prioritize Gender Sensitivity Aug 23, 2015 Olanike commented on We want to hear from you: Need help posting? Aug 22, 2015 Olanike commented on Hello to members of the Gender-based Violence Group Aug 22, 2015 Olanike commented on Design of Parvati Solar Cooker (Circular Type) Aug 22, 2015 Olanike commented on Apply for one of Africa Media's many internships! Aug 18, 2015 Olanike commented on To be a Mentor or Mentee... Aug 14, 2015 Olanike commented on A heartfelt thank you to our Community Champions Aug 14, 2015 Olanike commented on Appreciation. Aug 14, 2015 Olanike commented on Introducing myself Jun 18, 2015 Olanike commented on Introduction Jun 14, 2015 Olanike commented on HUTS FOR PEACE –WOMEN WITH THE ABILITY TO HELP THEMSELVES Jun 13, 2015 Olanike commented on My (s)hero Jun 13, 2015 Olanike commented on Intel® Learn Mobile Skills App Jun 13, 2015 Olanike commented on Introduction Jun 13, 2015 Olanike commented on CHILD PROTECTION WEEK : HEAR WHAT THE CHILDREN SAY Jun 13, 2015 Olanike commented on Preparing Global Leaders Academy (PGLA 2015), August 24-30, Jordan Jun 13, 2015 Olanike commented on INTRODUCING MY SELF Jun 10, 2015 Olanike commented on Exclusive access to Institute for Women's Leadership Curriculum Jun 09, 2015 Olanike loved They know. We don't. Oct 23, 2012 Olanike loved Grassroots Women’s Grassy Spots in Conflicts Oct 22, 2012 Olanike loved EVEN GREAT GREATGRANDMAS ARE NOT SPARED! Oct 17, 2012 Olanike loved The Silent Abuse: INVALIDATION Oct 03, 2012 Olanike loved The Big Dig Stirred Up Malawian Women Sep 06, 2012 Olanike loved Child Brides-Monologue Jun 22, 2012 Olanike loved One Square Metre of Land Jun 22, 2012 Olanike loved The Big Dig appeal, a Big Deal for Women! Jun 21, 2012 Olanike loved Indigenous Niger Delta Woman: A Microcosm of Denied Rights and Dignity Jun 15, 2012 Olanike loved The pain of La Pietà in the slums and roads of Rio de Janeiro. Feb 11, 2012 Olanike loved NIGERIA: The People Bearing the Brunt of Corrupt Oil Economy Taking Their Destiny in Their Hands Feb 09, 2012 Olanike loved Gas Pollution: Sagana Community Cries Out Feb 09, 2012 Olanike loved I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Oct 05, 2011 Olanike loved Wangai Maathai passes away Sep 28, 2011 Olanike loved The Model Woman Sep 28, 2011 Olanike loved A VOYAGE TO WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT ON BOARD GREEN STEWARDSHIP Sep 28, 2011 Olanike loved ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: THE TASKS AND CHALLENGES Sep 28, 2011 Olanike loved A Reason To Believe Sep 19, 2011 Olanike loved THE MODEL WOMAN Sep 18, 2011