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The objective of the new five-year project is the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) until 2030 with a focus on Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Mitigating Climate Change (SDG 13)
Donors: European Commission DEVCO
Partners: Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (AWPLD), Global Forest Coalition (GFC), Women Environment Program (WEP), Gender and Water Alliance (GWA)
Duration: 04/2016 - 07/2021

Make Europe Sustainable for All
"Europe in the World - Engaging in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda"
Donors: European Commission under the DEAR (Development Education) program
Partners: EEB and 28 NGOs European Wide
Duration: 07/2017 - 07/2020

Uganda: Promotion of Healthy and Economical Agriculture and Livestock Farming
With simple methods and means, agricultural cultivation methods and local livestock farming are improved and made more profitable. This project is co-financed with an existing project in Uganda: 'Better living conditions, less rural migration',.
Donors: Erbacher Foundation
Partners: Appropriate Technologies Uganda (ATU)
Duration: 05/2018 - 12/2018

Integrating gender dimensions into the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
Gender and Chemicals
Donors: BRS Conventions Secretariat, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Partners: Balifokus, Indonesia and Women Environment Programme (WEP), Nigeria
Duration: 08/2016 - 08/2018

Promotion of green technologies in Uganda
In cooperation with our local partner organization ARUWE, WECF implements a project in Mulagi Sub-county (Uganda) to promote sustainable technologies for renewable energy
Donors: Erbacher Stiftung
Partners: ARUWE
Duration: 05/2016 - 04/2017

Crowdfunding Project: Biogas Toilets for deprived families in Uganda
Via a crowdfunding campaign WECF collected more than 4.600 Euro to fight the sanitary grievances in rural Uganda. Thanks to over 50 donations WECF builds in cooperation with our local partner organization ARUWE 17 Biogas Toilets in Mulagi Sub-County.
Donors: Private donors via crowdfunding campaign (
Partners: Action for Rural Womens' Empowerment (ARUWE)
Duration: 07/2016 - 01/2017

Water Solidarity France- Kyrgystan
Women as drivers of change
Donors: Water Agency Artois-Picardie, St Omer Municipality, UNDP-GWS, Jety-Gus, Rayon, Natracare, local villagers.
Partners: WECF and KAWS
Duration: 09/2014 - 10/2016

Armenia: Women for a healthy rural development
Armenian Women actors of change for chemical free rural development
Donors: Région Rhône-Alpes, Le Fonds pour l'environnement Mondial (GEF), Marisla Foundation (US), Vekst Foundation (Norvège), Counterpart International (USAID)
Partners: AWHHE, Armenia
Duration: 04/2014 - 05/2016

ChildProtect-Life – Protecting Children's Health from Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
The ‘ChildProtect-Life’ project coordinated by WECF aims to speed-up implementation of EU environmental regulations with regard to the substitution of EDCs, in line with the EU 2020 goal of minimising adverse effects of chemicals on public health.
Donors: Life+ project European Commission, DG Environment
Partners: PAN Europe, Gezinsbond, WECF Germany, WECF France, BabyBeGood
Duration: 02/2014 - 01/2016

Building local capacity for domestic solar heating, hot water and insulation for rural and remote areas in the EEC region
The action will contribute to improved health, reduced poverty and increased energy security in 22 rural communities in 7 EEC countries, through demonstrating domestic solar heating, hot water and insulation measures
Donors: Directorate–General (DG) EuropeAid Development and Cooperation of the European Commission
Partners: Europe: WECF, CDE (Center for Development and Environment), GERES (Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités) Georgia: The Greens Movement of Georgia, Rural Communities Development Agency, Social Development Center Akhaltsikhe, SEMA Ukraine: Ecoclub Rivne, National Ecological Center of Ukraine, Vozrozhdenie Tatarbunary; Subgrantees: Armenia: АЙРУДzИ Aurudzi, Lore Eco Club, Sila Sveta (The Power of Light); Azerbaijan: Eco Renaissance; Moldova: Gutta Club, Ormax, Wisdom; Russia: Buryat Regional Association for Baikal, The Planet of Hopes
Duration: 01/2011 - 12/2015

FLOW +: International Women's Empowerment
The coming 2 years are crucial for future development cooperation. In the intergovernmental process on “Sustainable Development Goals”, the UN “Open Working Group” is preparing a framework for universal goals to follow the Millennium Development Goals
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
Duration: 11/2013 - 12/2015

EWA South Africa - Community Gardens
"We are not just growing food but growing people. We are not only giving people a plate of food, but more valuable than this; we are empowering people to help themselves."
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Partners: Soil for Life, Urban Harvest, Decentralized Environmental Solutions
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2015

EWA: Women Empowerment
The overall goal of the WECF EWA programme is to contribute to economic and political empowerment of women from low-income rural and peri-urban regions in six developing countries (Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Tajikistan, Uganda)
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2015

Women's Major Group wants to achieve gender equitable in Post2015 agreement
WECF contributes by increasing outreach activities on the need for strong gender instruments to implement the Post 2015 agenda
Donors: GIZ Germany for the activities of WECF
Duration: 01/2015 - 12/2015

Women’s priorities for the Post 2015/SDG agenda
Women Major Group regional capacity building and participation in UN post2015 SDG meeting
Donors: GIZ
Duration: 11/2013 - 12/2014

Natracare Safe School Sanitation Project
Natracare supports safe sanitation for girls in Central Asia - Natracare, a UK-based manufacture of organic and natural solutions for personal health care has become a sponsor of WECF projects on improving sanitation in schools in the rural areas of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
Donors: Natracare UK
Duration: 06/2010 - 12/2013

Product and Chemical Safety in the Balkans
"Civil society cooperation on EU acquis and on values for consumer and corporate responsibility"
Donors: European Commission, IPA Socio Economic Partnership Programme
Partners: Baltic Environmental Forum, Women´s Movement for Integral Development, Journalists for Women and Children Rights and Environmental Justice, Resource Center Leskovac
Duration: 02/2011 - 02/2013

Women's Rio+20 Good Practice Award
During the Rio+20 Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, women’s contribution to sustainable development was highlighted by the Women's Rio+20 Good Practice Award
Donors: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ’s programme “Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Rights“
Partners: Women's Major Group, UNEP and the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2012

Reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in developing countries
potential of implementing safer chemicals including non-chemical alternatives - tools for Georgia and the EECCA region
Donors: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund, UNEP
Partners: Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth Georgia, Rural Communities Development Agency (RCDA), Georgian Ecological Agricultural Association (SEMA)
Duration: 07/2010 - 07/2012

Safe water and sanitation for all in Moldova
Mobilizing citizens and authorities from Moldova to respect and realize the right to access to safe water and sanitation for all
Donors: Foundation Danielle Mitterrand – France Libertés, Milieukontakt International, Church World Service
Partners: WiSDOM, ORMAX, Renaşterea rurală
Duration: 10/2010 - 02/2012

Gender Equality
Putting Gender Equality Central; a project to promote a gender and human rights perspective in WECF's activities
Donors: WECF
Partners: WECF Netherlands, WECF Germany, WECF France, WECF member organisations
Duration: 09/2008 - 09/2011

Aarhus Convention
Information, public participation and access to justice - useful tools for WECF and its members
Donors: European Commission DG-Environment; Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands
Partners: European Eco-Forum
Duration: 07/2005 - 07/2011

Democratization of the governance of the Dniester river basin
Local authorities, NGOs and citizen's communities work together in trans-boundary cooperation between Moldova, Transdniestria and Ukraine towards sustainable management of Dniester River Basin
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), European Cooperation, MATRA programme, The Netherlands
Partners: Eco-Tiras, Eco-spectrum, Black Sea Women's Club
Duration: 12/2007 - 12/2010

Protocol on Water and Health and Public Participation
Workshop for the Effective Use of the Potential of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Authorities in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union and EU in the Field of Environment and Water
Donors: German Federal Environment Agency (UBA)
Partners: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Geneva, Ministry for Environment and Forestry, Romania, Global Water Partnership
Duration: 05/2010 - 10/2010

Create local capacity for sustainable development
The project is a continuation and scaling up of Empowerment and Local Action program
Donors: European Commission
Partners: Greens Movement of Georgia/FoE Georgia
Duration: 09/2010 - 09/2010

Eliminating toxic chemicals globally
Working to ensure that by 2020 all consumer products are free of hazardous chemicals
Donors: Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands
Partners: AWHHE, EcoAccord, MAMA-86 Harkiev, WEN
Duration: 01/2006 - 12/2008

WECF has received/receives project and programme support from:

DG Environment
European Commission