Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)

WOTR works to empower communities in India through integrated watershed development on a sustainable basis. WOTR trains villagers to regenerate their watersheds by trapping and making full use of their scarce rainfall which not only vastly increases agricultural yield but enriches economies with greater opportunities and standards of living. WOTR is also an active member of the Environmental NGOs constituency and the Research and Independent NGOS constituency at the UNFCCC.

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Women Environmental Programme (WEP)

WEP is a Nigerian NGO working to address gender injustices on issues relating to the environment and economic and social rights of women and young people. WEP’s work includes raising awareness of the gendered impacts of climate change; advocating for natural resource management, land rights, social infrastructure, the management of environmental conflicts; and empowering women and youths. WEP is an active observer to the UNFCCC, including facilitating the attendance of women’s and youth leaders to the COP negotiations, and is also an active member of the Environmental NGOs constituency.

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ENERGIA, part of the ETC Foundation

ENERGIA works in Africa and Asia with gender and energy networks to build sustainability of energy services and human development opportunities for both women and men. In 2009 ENERGIA co-coordinated an international alliance to include gender considerations and language in the negotiation process towards the COP negotiations in Copenhagen; achieving the first ever gender responsiveness in negotiation texts. In 2010 ENERGIA continued its work at the COP negotiations in Cancun, to ensure gender responsive measures in mitigation and technology transfers.

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Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st)

The Centre for 21st Century Issues works to build capacity for sustainable development and poverty reduction by engaging with youth groups, promoting environmental, social and economic justice and peace building, and deepening democratic culture and good governance, including women’s human rights, equity and social justice. The Centre has organized gender and climate change workshops in Nigeria and at the COP negotiations in Copenhagen and Cancún.

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