Who we are
WOMEN AID, PEACE AND CLIMATE CHANGE ORGANIZATION (WAPCCO) is a leading Somalian, Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in 2022 as a full-fledge National NGO.
Women’s work, leadership, and contributions positively impact social, economic, and environmental progress. But we live in an unjust world where gender inequality remains pervasive and human rights, especially women’s human rights, are violated with impunity and effectively hold back women around the world. Despite a growing focus on gender at all levels, stark gender disparities remain, including unequal access to land, resources, opportunities, and decision-making power.
People already living in poverty, those least responsible for climate change with the fewest resources to cope with climatic shocks, are bearing the brunt of its impacts, including women and girls. It is more clear than ever that climate change is both a symptom and driver of growing global inequality, greed, and unsustainable development.
Women and Girls are the most impacted by climate and environmental disasters in form of forced displacements, wars, violence and Sexual and Gender Based Violence.
Climate change and environmental degradation are obstacles to sustainable development, magnifying existing and overlapping inequalities. In many countries, women are among the most vulnerable to climate change and environmental impacts, partly because they make up the larger share of the agricultural work force and tend to have access to fewer income-earning opportunities. However, women are not only on the frontlines of crisis, they are on the frontlines of change. They are central actors, with unique knowledge and solutions in moving towards sustainability.
WOMEN AID, PEACE AND CLIMATE CHANGE ORGANIZATION (WAPCCO) is a one-stop shop providing a wide range of sustainable solutions to complex challenges commonly faced by communities especially focusing on Women and Girls within humanitarian, human rights and development perspectives. Our strategy is pegged on the “think globally and act locally” mantra.
WAPCCO adopts innovative and cutting edge approaches to spur local initiatives of Sustainable Development. WAPCCO aims to stimulate, grow and leverage a sustainable development Public-Private-Partnership by bringing together people, ideas, and innovation to collectively reach a more sustainable and inclusive future. WAPCCO strength is in the crew of professionals/ technocrats, volunteers and network of community leaders, women, youth, Persons with Disabilities, the Internally Displaced Persons and Returnees as well as the religious leaders.