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CODE launches 2018 report, dedicates UN SDG award


Connected Development (CODE) has launched its 2018 Annual Report that highlights the impact of its social accountability initiative, Follow The Money, in tracking an estimate of N1,289,579,737 ($3.6 million) budgeted for projects in  69 grassroots communities across water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), primary healthcare and education sectors, in the year 2018. L-R; Chief Operating Officer, Connected Development (CODE), Ojonwa Miachi; ...

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Imo inaugurates FUTO group, students commit to localise SDGs

The Senior Special Assistant to the Imo State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Adaora Ijezie, on Thursday, May 2, 2019 inaugurated an eight-man committee at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) to drive the global goals advocacy and contribute to its implementation in Imo State. Participants at the FUTO SDGs4Universities workshop The inauguration was made during the SDGs4Universities ...

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For Nigerian economy, environmental volunteering is crucial


Nigeria is a popular destination for volunteers of all types. The UN Development Agency for Nigeria runs 36 projects alone in the country, with other agencies and NGOs operating hundreds of their own. A growing subset of these volunteering projects relate to environmental volunteering, largely in response to the growing climate emergency developing across the world; indeed, the UNDP contribute over $2 million of ...

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Fadina, 24 other experts meet on clean energy, sustainable investment capacity building

Lekan Fadina

No fewer that 25 financial, investment and development experts are converging on Abidjan, the Ivorian capital from Monday, May 6, 2019 for a weeklong capacity building forum aimed at enhancing their practical climate finance skills. Prince Lekan Fadina Nigerian climate change negotiator and sustainable development expert, Prince Lekan Fadina, is representing the country at the gathering, where participants will seek ...

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EU, Oxfam plant 7.1m trees in Katsina

Tree planting

The EU, Oxfam Advocacy in Nigeria says it has planted not less than 7.1 million trees under its Fuel Wood Balance (FUWOBA) project in Katsina State. Tree planting Dr Christo Marry-Udokang, the project manager, made the disclosure in Katsina, the state capital, on Monday, April 29, 2019 at a sensitisation meeting with Directors of Agriculture from the 34 local government ...

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Tanzania revokes licenses of six NGOs for breaching regulations

John Magufuli

State-owned Tanzania National NGOs Coordination Board on Thursday, April 18, 2019 revoked licenses of six NGOs working in the country for breaching regulations, an official said. John Magufuli, President of Tanzania The board said in a statement that the six NGOs also conducted their businesses in contrary to their constitutions that they submitted during registration of the organisations. The NGOs ...

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Earth Day: Group plans trees planting, sensitisation programme in Kaduna

Gloria Bulus

An NGO, Bridge That Gap, has concluded plans to embark on trees planting and sensitisation programme to mark the 2019 World Earth Day. Gloria Bulus and Iliya Kure at the briefing Founder/Executive Director of the organisation, Mrs Gloria Bulus, made this known at a press briefing ahead of the activities, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Kaduna. Bulus, who said ...

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Habitat ambassador calls for youth inclusion in leadership

Hillary Emoh

Country Director, World Habitat Ambassador Foundation, Hillary Emoh, has called for youth inclusion in leadership for sustainable development of the country. Hillary Emoh Emoh made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during the 6th World Habitat Leadership Conference and Honours Award in Abuja on Saturday, April 13, 2019. According to him, the conference, with the theme ...

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Youth advocates demand immediate action to address urgent challenges

ECOSOC Youth Forum

More than 1,000 young leaders and advocates at the United Nations on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 called on the global community to deliver on their promise of a future that is sustainable, safe and equitable. Young leaders and advocates attending the ECOSOC Youth Forum call on the global community to deliver on their promise of a future that is sustainable, ...

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UN to spotlight linkages between population, SDGs efforts

Nigeria Population

Recognising that the size, structure and distribution of the world’s population has profound implications for the global effort to promote sustainable development, countries will assess the latest population trends, policies and programmes at the Commission on Population and Development from April 1 to 5 at UN Headquarters in New York. Nigeria’s population is said to be equivalent to 2.55% of ...

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