Durodoluwa Femi-Ajala — Volunteer Manager ICCDI Africa

Last week, our Volunteer Manager Duro Doluwa-Ajala participated at the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

The meeting aims at bringing together and engaging the government, the private sector and civil society organizations to identify issues around AGOA in Nigeria and its implications, as well as discussing advocacy strategies to galvanize demand for reforms.

What are the major constraints limiting our growth

• Poor infrastructure

• Uncertain regulatory environment

• Difficulty in accessing finance

• Inefficient trade logistics

• Low-level skill manpower etc.

Navigating the constraints

• Development of industrial parks with dedicated infrastructure

• Addressing the regulatory environment

•…


In a bid to accelerate the adoption of technologies in the renewable energy space, the current Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Rural Electrification Agency Nigeria (REA), Engr. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad divulged that the REA’s research and Innovation hub has been launched to stimulate innovative ideas that can help drive positive impact in the renewable energy space.

Olumide Idowu Co-Founder/CEO ICCDI Africa & Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Rural Electrification Agency Nigeria (REA), Engr. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad

He disclosed this recently during a fireside chat with Founder, International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI Africa) Olumide Idowu.

According to Engr. Salihijo, there has been a lot of interest in how technology can be used to solve energy problems in Nigeria. “What we…


As November 2021 gets closer, more countries are forced to tidy their homework regarding the revision of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as they are expected to submit a second (updated) to the UNFCCC before COP26.

Nigeria NDCs

Since the Paris Agreement in 2015, all countries are expected to submit increasingly ambitious NDCs every five years. While the COVID-19 pandemic is now gaining lesser attention on the news, the impact is still largely felt in many countries and a double tragedy for developing nations already badly hit by climate change.

Nigeria has been unable to meet her projection to submit her revised NDCs in the first quarter of 2021, as earlier projected; in any case, this is also the case for more than half of parties to the UNFCCC. In the case of Nigeria, it appears that various…


To strengthen a regional bounce back from COVID19, the Society for Planet and Prosperity, a Nigerian non-governmental organization devoted to advancing action to enhance environmentally sustainable economic growth in Africa has just released a major report on “Promoting a Green and Resilient Recovery in Nigeria and the rest of West Africa.”

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

According to a statement by Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, the President of the Society, “the report analyses the impact of COVID-19 on the economy of Nigeria and the rest of West Africa and importantly provided a set of concrete recommendations that can help to facilitate green recovery in these countries.”


To mark the 2021 World Malaria Day, the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI Africa) in partnership with WellaHealth has kicked off a Women Health Support Project themed “BuildBackBetter”. The three-month initiative targets women residents of Somolu Local Government and Bariga Local Council Development Areas in Lagos State.

Women Health Support Project

The project, according to its promoters, is aimed at promoting and enlightening women on the importance of environmental wellbeing. It commenced on April 25, 2021 with officials conducting free blood pressure screening among the women.

Co-founder ICCDI Africa, Mr. Olumide Idowu, enjoined the women to pay great attention to their environment and informed them about the importance of climate change. According to him, the environment is in dire need of public attention as it is changing more than ever.

Health Safety Specialist and Director, YOSHE, Kuburat Kadiri, also implored women on the importance of keeping their environment clean to prevent…


International Noise Awareness Day help raise awareness of the harmful effects of noise on hearing, health and quality of life, and inspire positive action in your community.

Ways to reduce noise levels?

1. Turn off appliances like televisions, games and computers at home and the office.

2. Shut the door when using noisy machines so that others don’t get disturbed.

3. Use earplugs to bring the noise level down to a volume that you can cope with.

4. Listen to songs at a lower volume while using earphones or headphones.

5. Refrain from visiting noisy areas like clubs and industries.

Ways in which noise affects humans:

1. Increased risk of cardiovascular diseases: Scientists from the University of Gothenburg found out that high noise levels increase an individual’s…


Malaria is one of the most severe public health problem and a leading cause of death in developing countries. It is a life-threatening disease that is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bite of infected female anopheles mosquitoes. Although this disease is preventable and curable, it has been a major cause of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa especially as children under 5 years are the most vulnerable and account for about 67% of all malaria death worldwide. In 2019, there were about 229 million cases of malaria worldwide and about 40,9000 deaths most of which was recorded in sub-Saharan Africa.

Reaching the Zero Malaria Target

Most malaria cases and death occur in sub-Saharan Africa but other places like South East Asia, Eastern Mediterranean, Western Pacific and the Americas are also at risks due to their climatic and poor living/health conditions. The group most at risk are infants, pregnant women and children especially under 5 years, hence it is imperative to stress the need to fight against malaria and educate people especially within these groups on malaria prevention and hygiene.

Pregnant women living in malaria-prone areas highly vulnerable especially when they are ignorant of preventive measures and hygiene to protect them against contracted diseases like malaria…


Sean Melbourne

Globally, governments are charting a course to recover from the impact of COVID19, not only in terms of health but also economically and socially. On Thursday, April 15, 2021, the Society for Planet and Prosperity and the Centre for Climate Change and Development of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (CCCD-AEFUNAI) brought together stakeholders for a virtual High-Level Dialogue themed “Promoting a Green and Resilient Recovery in Nigeria and the rest of West Africa.

Speaking at the opening of the High-Level dialogue, one of the panellists, Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy, West Africa at the British…


In response to this growth rate of air pollution across the country, some concerned stakeholders are coming together and calling for urgent action to address this environmental menace which has potentially huge health and economic impacts. Leading the Black Oxygen project, Adebo Mayowa is a Documentary Photographer and Sustainability Advocate.

Health Effects Institute’s State of the Global Air Report in 2016 ranked Nigeria fourth for air pollution across the globe and reported that Nigeria has the largest number of deaths due to air pollution in Africa. The World Bank also reports that Industrial Emissions are the major source of pollution in Nigeria, sadly 94% of the population in Nigeria are exposed to air pollution levels that exceed WHO guidelines.

Stakeholders comprising of Government representatives, CSOs, NGOs and development practitioners will gather virtually for the launch of a photo-journal and exhibition of the film titled Black Oxygen. The photo journal documents…


World Environment Day 2021 will also mark the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Climate Change (SAPM) Malik Amin Aslam

Pakistan announced today that it will host World Environment Day 2021 in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). This year’s observance of World Environment Day will be on the theme of ‘ecosystem restoration’ and focus on resetting our relation with nature. It will also mark the formal launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030.

World Environment Day takes place every year on 5 June. It is the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment. …

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