The Network of African Women Environmentalists (NAWE) is a community of African women enhancing stewardship of the environment through networking, career building and leadership development.
Led by African women, the environmental network was launched on 8 March 2019—International Women’s Day—on the margins of the United nations Environment Assembly. The Network of African Women Environmentalists is championed by the United Nations Environment Programme, in partnership with international and national partners.
The Network is committed to empowering women environmentalists who are contributing to the restoration of African landscapes, building resilience in their communities and working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. A number of initiatives across Africa are being planned for the United Nations Decade on Ecosystems Restoration 2021–2030.