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Nigeria launches Knowledge Hub to boost sustainable development

Lekan Fadina

A group of Nigerians has established the Knowledge for Development Initiative, an association committed to inclusive knowledge-based growth, Agenda 2030, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Paris Climate Agreement, and the Agenda Knowledge for Development. Prince Lekan Fadina, CEO, Knowledge City Nigeria According to its promoters, the initiative provides a platform that assures the local and international community that Nigeria and friends ...

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Indigenous rights guidelines aim to reduce eco-conflict, promote sustainable business

Janene Yazzie

A global “gold” standard provides a roadmap for governments and the private sector, offering a straightforward template for recognizing the rights of Indigenous peoples and local communities. Janene Yazzie It will offer a blueprint to guide public and private sector projects that encourage sustainable economic development while upholding Indigenous rights, said Janene Yazzie, a co-convener of the Indigenous People’s Major Group ...

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Nigerians urged to plant trees to conserve environment

Halima Bawa-Bwari

The Federal Ministry of Environment has advised Nigerians to help sustain and conserve the environment through planting of trees and also reduce wastage for the benefit of Nigerians. Mrs Halima Bawa-Bwari Deputy Director, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Halima Bawa-Bwari, gave this advice at a workshop to celebrate 2019 International Youth Day in Abuja on Thursday, ...

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Govt establishes 872 ha of forest tree plantations nationwide

Forest plantation

The Department of Forestry in the Federal Ministry of Environment has said that it established 872 hectares (ha) of forest tree plantations across the county by 2018. A forest tree plantation in Brazil Director of the department, Mr Andrew Adejoh, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday, August 2, 2019 ...

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NiMet to advance sustainable socio-economic activities

Sani Marshi

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) says it will intensify effort to effectively support sustainable socio-economic activities in the country. Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of NiMet, Prof. Sani Mashi NiMet Director General, Prof. Sani Mashi, said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, July 25, 2019 in Abuja. According to the DG, large number of critical sections ...

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Zambia, cooperating partners pledge closer ties for sustainable development

Edgar Lungu

Zambia’s Finance Minister, Bwalya Ng’andu, on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 held a meeting with cooperating partners where they pledged to closely work together to ensure the country’s sustainable development, his spokesperson said. Zambian President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Photo credit: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa The Zambian minister told the cooperating partners that his government values their partnership in helping the country’s development. ...

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Cross River declares Green Holiday for planting 1m trees

Tree planting

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River State has declared July 30 of every year, starting from 2019, as a public holiday for the planting of one million trees in a ceremony known as the Green Carnival. Tree planting A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Christian Ita, on Wednesday, July 16 in Calabar, the state capital, quoted the governor ...

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SDGs unachievable without gender equality, says UN deputy chief

Amina Mohammed

UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has reaffirmed the importance of gender equality in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Amina Mohammed Speaking at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday, July 15, 2019, Mohammed stated that the world would miss the goals without women empowerment and equal opportunities for them in decision making. The UN deputy chief spoke ...

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Utomi, Falana, others to discuss SDGs’ unrealistic features

Pat Utomi

Technocrats, educationists and others are to converge at the University of Lagos to discuss the possible unrealistic features of the Sustainable Millennium Development Goals (SDGs) as regards education. Pat Utomi Political economist, Pat Utomi; legal luminary, Chief Femi Falana; and Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, Principal Consultant and Chief Executive Officer of Leading Learning Ltd., are among the speakers. The Africa Education Conference – the maiden ...

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Sustainable infrastructure from around the world

Panama Canal

Sustainable efforts across the globe are being prioritised and there is particularly fast-paced growth of “sustainable infrastructure”. There are numerous sustainable infrastructure projects currently in progress around the world. Panama Canal What is sustainable infrastructure? Sustainable infrastructure expands upon the traditional concept of urban infrastructure by adding in a sustainability component, both in terms of environmental progress and economic development. ...

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