Gender and Environmental Risk Reduction Initiative, GERI was founded in 2009 and is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of Nigeria as a non-political, non-profit making and non-governmental organization. In the recent past decades, man has been faced with a rapidly deteriorating environment that daily draws a very disturbing attention. The world today is faced by global warming and climate change, flooding, deforestation, land misuse leading to gully erosion, solid waste disposal problems, excessive gaming, marine and atmospheric pollution. The importance of environment to the development of individuals, communities and nations is enormous. It provides the resource for physical, economic and social development with attendant gender dimensions. Increasing evidence reveals that there is a strong linkage between the natural environment and livelihoods of people especially the poor men and women and other vulnerable groups. Currently, this issue of global environmental change has drawn more attention than in the past. Informed by the depth of environmental problems and deplorable livelihood conditions of men and women, GERI is set out to help build resilience and facilitate the reduction of risk resulting from environmental change and associated problems on livelihoods of especially women, youths and children in Nigeria and Africa.
To create a future for Nigerians and Africans in which men and women's ability to adapt to a changing environment is enhanced.
Transparency & Accountability, Integrity, Teamwork, Gender Equity, Volunteerism, Justice & fair play, Sacrifice.
Environment (Climate Change Education and Adaptation, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Governance, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Women and Youth Empowerment, Family and Reproductive Health and Agric Business, Gender Issues.
Women and children, youth and general public.