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TRAINING ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

TRAINING ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (POST-2015) AKA WOMEN 2030 IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WOMEN ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMME

As part of  measures to compact poverty, access to land, water, sanitation and energy among women and men in Nigeria is imperative, Women Environmental Programme (WEP) in collaboration with Center for Development Support Initiative (CEDSI) carried out a training for women CSOs networking to realise the Sustainable Development Goals (Post-2015) AKA women 2030. This was held at CEDSI training hall on 13th June 2017, by 9.00am till 4.30pm.

Ten (10) participants were drawn from Women Civil Society Organisations (CSO) in Rivers State for the purpose of the training.

The overall and specific objectives of the training as adequately highlighted in the main body of the report, were met with the full participation and involvement of all trainees.

It is interesting to note that participants have all embraced the need to promote and support the 17 sustainable goals and her 169 targets in their various local government areas and the communities at large

 

2.0 OBJECTIVES OF TRAINING:

The overall objective of the training is:

  • Build capacity of women’s and gender civil society organisations to advance local, national and regional gender responsive sustainable development policies (2030 Agenda and climate), through participation in policy development and monitoring mobilizing citizen’s support and demonstrating best practices.

The specific objectives are:

  • Strengthen women’s and gender-focused CSOs’ operational and institutional capacities
  • Strengthen women’s and gender-focused CSOs’ strategic cooperation and policy advocacy skills
  • Strengthen women and gender-focused CSOs’ outreach and media

It is interesting to note that these objectives were adequately met at the end of the training, given the level of participation and inputs of the participants.