Barrick, NVeP support Ecopeace Women Initiative

SHINYANGA: BARRICK Gold Corporation in collaboration with Nos Vies en Partage (NVeP) has donated 10,000 US dollars to Ecopeace Women Initiative in Shinyanga Region to address various climate challenges affecting women and children.

The NVeP was established by Barrick President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mark Bristow, to support special groups of women, children and others who are benefitting less from Africa’s economic growth.

The acting Bulyanhulu General Manager, Mr Victor Lule said NVeP will continue to support non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in serving various communities to bring about impactful investment.

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“It is encouraging to note that the funds released by Barrick and NVeP bring about socio-economic changes in the community. We hope that Ecopeace Women Initiative financing will impact positively in the society,” he said.

Women are more vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change such as food insecurity and lack of access to safe and clean water as well as sanitation services. Climate change is not gender neutral rather it amplifies already existing gender inequalities with the most marginalised communities experiencing the greatest impacts.

NVeP has provided support to over 15 non-governmental organisations working in various parts of the country that deal directly with special groups.

“To date, we have been able to assist 15 non-governmental organisations through NVeP and today we are here to donate 10,000 US dollars to Ecopeace Women Initiative,” he said.

The Ecopeace Women Initiative representative Anastasia Magembe thanked Barrick and NVeP for the financing that will help to improve services to various needy groups as well as environmental conservation programme.

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