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Images: When stakeholders examined how art drives sustainability

The fourth edition of the Point of View (POV) monthly series of talks held on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Alliance Francaise/Mike Adenuga Centre in Lagos.

Titled “Art as a Driver of Environmental Sustainability”, the session advocated for sustainable cities and communities by promoting interdisciplinary collaborations between professionals, the arts, science and technology to highlight the role of the visual arts in ensuring policy frameworks that address climate change.

It featured presentations by artists and environmentalists on how they have not only adopted environmentally sustainable practices in conceptualising work from recycled waste, but also created wealth, as well as raised awareness and engaged local communities.

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Initiated by The Ben Enwonwu Foundation in collaboration with the Society of Nigerian Artists, the monthly POV is aimed at interrogating the evolving role of the visual arts in addressing pressing issues affecting Africa and the rest of the world.

EnviroNews, a media partner to the event, presents visuals of the fourth edition of the POV.

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Audience at the Point of View 4
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L – R: Desmond Majekodunmi, Chairman, Lagos State Urban Forest and Animal Shelter Initiative; Polly Alakija, Chairman, Lagos State Council for Art and Culture; Prof Bruce Onobrakpeya; Sandra Mbanefo-Obiago, Founder and Director, SMO Contemporary Art; Tunde Arogunmati, Associate Director, Sustainable Social Investment at The Ben Enwonwu Foundation; Dr Toyin Adejonwo-Osho, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos; Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, Commissioner, Arts and Culture, Lagos State; Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy West Africa, British High Commission, Abuja; HRH, Erelu Abiola Dosunmu; Andrew S. Nevin, Advisory Partner and Chief Economist PwC West Africa; and Oliver Enwonwu, Executive Director, The Ben Enwonwu Foundation
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An exhibition display by Five Cowries Arts Education Initiative
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Desmond Majekodunmi, Chairman, Lagos State Urban Forest and Animal Shelter Initiative (LUFASI), presenting ‘Making our Futures: The Intersection of Cultures and the Environment’
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Sandra Mbanefo-Obiago, Founder and Director, SMO Contemporary Art, presenting ‘Waste to Wealth: The Growing Market for Recycled Art’
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Polly Alakija, Chairperson, Lagos State Council for Art and Culture, presenting ‘The Role of Education in Propelling Climate Change: Five Cowries Initiative, a Case Study’
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Oliver Enwonwu, Executive Director, The Ben Enwonwu Foundation
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Presentation by Lucy Latham, Policy and City Programme Lead, Julie’s Bicycle, who joined from the UK
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Panel Discussion on ‘How Can Research, Data Gathering and Education Make a Difference?’ Moderator: Tunde Arogunmati, Associate Director, Sustainable Social Investment at The Ben Enwonwu Foundation. Panelists: Dr Toyin Adejonwo-Osho, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos; Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy West Africa British High Commission, Abuja; and Andrew S. Nevin, Advisory Partner and Chief Economist PwC West Africa
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Prince Lekan Fadina of CISME
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Mrs Kofo Adeleke of CCDI (right)
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