Welcome to WISE

Women’s restricted access to natural resources ranks high amongst factors that engender gender disparities and confine women to impoverishment and deprivation. At the 2000 United Nations Millennium Summit, 191 governments reaffirmed their commitment to women’s empowerment and








About Us

The Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment’s approach to the issue of environmental sustainability is an integrated one, as WISE engages in environmental projects and programs in the areas of environmental governance and awareness creation, water sanitation and hygiene, municipal waste management, tree planting, women’s rights and empowerment, and tourism. We have benefited from both long term and short term partnerships with both local and international organizations by way of participation in capacity building programs, project planning, development and implementation, and technical and funding support.


A safe and just environment for ALL.

Our Mission

To promote constructive environmental ideals, culture and practices by empowering women, especially grassroots women, to become environmental stewards.

Our Core Values

-Accountability and transparency
– Equity, fairness, and justice
– Timeliness

The WISE women of Nigeria sparking change

In rural Nigeria, cooking can kill you. According to the World Health Organisation, preparing three meals a day on a traditional wood-burning stove is the equivalent of smoking 20 packs of cigarettes. Little wonder then that each year, some 98,000 women die from the...

NGO donates clean cook stoves, food items to aged women, IDPs in Kaduna

An NGO, Women Initiate for Sustainable Environment (WISE), has donated N270,000 worth of clean cook stoves to aged women and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kaduna. The Founder and Programme Director, WISE, Ms Olanike Olugboji, while handing over the items to...

COVID-19: NGO to establish food bank

An NGO, Women Initiate for Sustainable Environment (WISE) on Monday unveiled plans to establish a food bank to support vulnerable households in Kaduna State. It’s Founder and Programme Director, Ms Olanike Olugboji made the disclosure in an interview with Newsmen....

Int’l Women’s Day: NGO holds Funfair for 230 Women In Kaduna

By: Mayen Etim KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment, (WISE), an NGO, has organised a funfair for more than 230 women in Kaduna, as part of activities to celebrate the 2020 International Women’s Day (IWD). The activities...

Climate change: NGO distributes 1,828 clean cookstove in Kaduna

The Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), has distributed a total of 1,828 clean cook stoves, to 27 trained clean cook stove entrepreneurs and advocates in Kaduna. The Founder and Programme Director of the NGO, Ms...

2019 International Women’s Day celebration.

We are still basking in the euphoria of our 2019 International Women's Day celebration which held on March 13th. We promised to shower the 1st 100 women who arrive the venue of the event with surprise gifts. Each of the women got a gift of EnviroFit's Econochar Clean...

WISE Clean Cookstove Demonstration

WISE Clean Cookstove Demonstration from WEA on Vimeo. In 2015, WEA launched a partnership with Women’s Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE) to hold capacity-building trainings for women leaders from Kaduna State in Nigeria to promote and sell clean...