Women2030 project start-up meeting in Nairobi following UNEA-2 - Women in Europe for a Common Future






Women2030 project start-up meeting in Nairobi following UNEA-2

The Women2030 global project, funded by the the European Commission’s International Cooperation arm (DEVCO), is holding a project start-up meeting from 27th – 30th May 2016 in Nairobi, immediately following the Second Meeting of United Nations Environment Assembly

On March 18th, WECF signed in the name of the International Women’s Alliance 2030 a framework contract with the European Commission for a consortium of in total five women’s organisations. The coalition partners are WECF International; Women Environmental Programme; Global Forest Coalition; Gender and Water Alliance; as well as Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development.The EU Partnership Agreement 2016-2020 aims at a long-term cooperation and contains different activities of women’s organisations worldwide for the implementation of the SDGs. 

The project aims to build capacity of women’s civil society organisations to advance local and regional equitable, inclusive and environmental sustainable development (including 2030-Agenda and climate change processes) through participation in policy development and monitoring, mobilizing citizen’s support and demonstrating best practices.Thus, the objective of the new five-year project is the implementation of the Agenda 2030 with a focus on Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Mitigating Climate Change (SDG 13) in the following fields: water and waste water, energy, food, sustainable consumption and production, forest and reduction of climate impacts. 

The Nairobi-meeting will bring together the coalition of 5 global and regional women’s networks that are coordinating and implementing this 5-year strategic project on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). The meeting will focus on the next steps in beginning the project implementation, including on the three key areas of the programme such as capacity building, strategic cooperation and policy advocacy and media and social outreach.