Women Participation in NGOs’ Environmental Awareness and Water Resources Management Programmes in Cross River State, Nigeria

By Dr Agnes I. Ulayi & Dr Sunday David Edinyang


 The main thrust of this study was to investigate the relationship between women participation in Non-Governmental Organizations’ (NGOs) environmental awareness and sustainable water resources management in Cross River State, Nigeria. A null hypothesis was formulated and tested at.05 level of significance. Literature review was carried out according to the variables of the study. Correlation research design was adopted for the study. A sample of three hundred and forty-seven (347) respondents was randomly selected for the study. The selection was done through the stratified and simple random sampling technique. An instrument tag: Women Participation in Non-Governmental Organizations Environmental Awareness and Sustainable Water Resource Management Questionnaire (WPNGOSEASWRMQ) was the main instrument used for data collection. The instrument was faced validated by an expert in Measurement and Evaluation. The reliability estimate of the instrument was established through the Cronbach’s coefficient alpha reliability method. Pearson Product Moment Correlation analysis was employed to test the hypothesis. The result of the analysis revealed that women participation in NGOs’ environmental awareness significantly relate with water resources management. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that women in NGOs should be directly involved in water resource management that are sustainable and environmental friendly.

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