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Areas of Expertise

WECF has 3 areas of expertise 1) capacity building 2) policy advocacy and 3) outreach campaignings, as well as 3 thematic areas 1) Gender and SDGs 2) Sustainable Circular Economies 3) Mitigating pollution and climate change.

WECF’s success show that in order to reach sustainable development, strong civil society organisations, able to integrate across key thematic areas, are essential.

WECF’s 3 areas of expertise:

1) Capacity building

  • Training, assessment and monitoring capacity of network organisations
  • Sub-granting to local women’s organisations to demonstrate sustainable solutions based on their priorities

2) Policy advocacy

  • Effective and meaningful policy participation of network organisations in national policies and plans  
  • Strengthening of global women’s movements to ensure impactful policy advocacy by women’s civil society organisations

3) Outreach campaigns

  • Awareness raising, outreach and campaigning to change mind-sets and help create an enabling environment 


WECF has expertise in three thematic issue areas:

1) Gender Equality in Sustainable Development policies

  • Sustainable Development Goals (Post-2015) EndFragment
  • Climate policies and implementation mechanisms (UNFCCC)
  • Environmental, chemicals and waste management policies (UNEP)

2) Creating Sustainable and Safe Circular Economies (Food/Water/Energy)

  • Gender Equitable Technology design and assessments for safe access to food, water and energy
  • Women’s leadership in Planning, Operations and Monitoring for Sustainable food, water and energy solutions
  • Women’s income generation and financial mechanisms for sustainable food, water and energy solutions    

3) Equitable Mitigation Strategies and Plans (climate/chemicals/sanitation)

  • Gender equitable climate change mitigation strategies and plans
  • Mitigating women’s health impacts from chemicals, waste, radiation and other pollution
  • Women’s priorities for sanitation, hygiene and menstrual hygiene policies and actions