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 Microfinance: Crafting a New Future Dec 03, 2017 Olanike loved MICRO goes MEGA: Six Microfinance Experts Speak Dec 03, 2017 Olanike loved The Other Half Dec 03, 2017 Olanike loved 10 Ways to Give to Women and Girls Dec 03, 2017 Olanike loved Mothers Matter Dec 03, 2017 Olanike loved Ushering In Cambodia’s Peace Dec 03, 2017 Olanike commented on Honored to be your new Volunteer Coordinator Jun 14, 2015 Olanike commented on Leverage Your Networks and Transform the World Jun 14, 2015 Olanike commented on "After breakfast, we run to catch our lunch": Women, climate change and post-disaster food security Jun 14, 2015 Olanike commented on Sister Zeph will Speak at the World Summit on the Information Society 2015 Jun 14, 2015 Olanike commented on A Bit of Bread and a Big Vision Jun 12, 2015 Olanike commented on NEPAL: Telling the Story of Women Survivors Jun 10, 2015 Olanike commented on Leaders can be created Jun 09, 2015 Olanike commented on You don't need a title to be a leader/Introduction Jun 02, 2015 Olanike commented on Harassement May 20, 2015 Olanike commented on I will prove to all those people who thought a woman can do nothing other than cooking and cleaning, that they are wrong May 20, 2015 Olanike commented on TAKE A BOLD STEP May 20, 2015 Olanike commented on Death is the only way for me to escape May 19, 2015 Olanike commented on Introduction May 19, 2015 Olanike commented on Women Smoking Unconsciously Just To Feed Others May 19, 2015 Olanike commented on Introduction May 11, 2015 Olanike commented on Greetings to the Leadership Group May 11, 2015 Olanike commented on Greetings and brief introduction of myself to the group May 11, 2015 Olanike commented on Vocal Contributor May 11, 2015 Olanike commented on Women Leader Shamim Ara Lovely May 11, 2015 Olanike commented on Greetings May 11, 2015
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