ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH PROGRAMME
Environment & Health Network Platform, (EHNP) was
established to increase public participation in environmental
decision-making, promote public awareness of environmental
issues and encourage the public to contribute actively towards a
better environment. The
EHNP has gathered a broad coalition of key players and
stakeholders who work together to develop strategies that
increase public awareness of environmental issues and health
linkages, thereby fostering more enlightened attitudes and encouraging
the public to contribute actively towards a better environment.
Platform members define effective response
strategies to environmental threats and stimulate informed
pressure for effective and early implementation of policies
based on sustainable development.
Members of the Environmental and Health Network Platform
work together to:
Effective policy-making pre-supposes the existence of decision-makers responsive to the views of a public well-informed about environment and development issues and their complex inter-relationships. By developing broad multi-sectoral discussion between government and local authorities officials, NGOs, scientists, community groups, trade unions, business leaders, and members of the general public, WomenAid is promoting a method of consensus-building, an important part of democratic decision-making processes. The aim is to engage a cross-section of civil society in debates on environmental risks and lobby national government and local authorities for action.