The Nairobi Summer School is a platform that brings together long-standing campaigners, activists, younger generations of climate justice advocates and practitioners to share experiences and perspectives and to reflect on just pathways to a low-carbon, climate-resilient development trajectory.
Today I am a better person and my takeaway message during the summer school is that the climate justice movement is a movement to preserve our futures. …
To reduce his monthly cost on electricity, he opted for solar energy as an alternative source of power in 2018. Today, Mr. Fadeyi generates as much as 15KVA of electricity from his solar system installation, which now powers his business and home. His ice block moulding machine, deep freezer, refrigerator, pumping machine, among other electrical appliances, rely solely on his installed solar system for the past three years.
Like Mr. Fadeyi, many homeowners, businesses, and institutions have similar experiences, confirming that a functioning solar system will reduce utility bills and help save a lot of money.
Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi ‘s engagement with young change-makers and activists is to hear what the youths are doing in building sustainable energy access in their communities and the expectations for the major energy and climate events coming up in the United States HLDE/COP26 which will bridge the gap between energy and climate discussions and allow youth to be active stakeholders that shape national policy and global action plans to achieve Agenda 2030 and reach NetZero by 2050.
The Sustainability training organized by Nestlé Nigeria in collaboration with the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI) for schools under the Nestlé for Healthier Kids program in Ogun State has been concluded.
For six weeks, the children were trained on a more sustainable approach to managing and recycling waste, in a bid to instil responsible behaviours and enable them to become better stewards of our planet.
Commenting on the training, the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager for Nestlé Nigeria, Victoria Uwadoka said, “I am excited at the interest and passion of the children throughout the training. Learning about simple…
The cash grant he received from United Nations Development Programme — UNDP, through funding from the Government of Japan, enabled him to provide six months of health and environmental hygiene support for 100 women in Shomolu LGA, Bariga and Obalende-Ikoyi in Lagos State.
The cash grant has helped to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in the lives of community members and their businesses for them to build back better. Special thanks to UNDP in Nigeria for bringing this support to the women around Lagos State.
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.
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…
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.”
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.”
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…