Nigeria is among the numerous nations attending the 20th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Lima, Peru December 1 to 12, 2014.
Courtesy of the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMoE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a team of delegates comprising DCC officials, scientists, negotiators and media executives is representing the country, which is alligned and active within the ambit of the African Group of Negotiators.
The delegation is lead by Dr Samuel Adejuwon, Nigeria’s climate chief and Director of the DCC. Environment Minister, Laurentia Mallam, is expected to join the group shortly.
Dr Samuel Adejuwon, Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC), Federal Ministry of Environment (FMoE) (right) with Peter Tarfa, Deputy Director at the DCC
Dr Nasiru Idris (Director, Centre for Environmental Studies, Nasarawa State University, Keffi)
Prof. Daniel Gwary of the University of Maiduguri
Prof Olukayode Oladipo of the University of Lagos
Dr Samuel Adejuwon (left) and Peter Tarfa
Uduak Ekpa (Senior Scientist at the DCC) (right) with Saadatu Gambo (Scientist)
Mrs Abiola Awe (Assistant Director, DCC)
Mrs Abiola Awe (Assistant Director, DCC) (right) with Ann Umar (Senior Planning Officer, DCC)
A group of female delegates at the COP: Left to right: Dr Erimma Gloria Orie (Maritime & Environmental Law Consultant), Uduak Ekpa (Senior Scientist at the DCC), Jennifer Igwe (Nigeria Television Authority), Ann Umar (DCC), Saadatu Gambo (DCC), Mrs Abiola Awe (DCC) and Dr Oma Ofodile (Chief Marine Environment Specialist & Desk Officer, Climate Change at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency)
Chinedu Uwaegbulam (The Guardian newspaper) (left), Prince Lekan Fadina (CISME) (middle) and Ochuko Odibo (REDD+ specialist)
Dr Olayinka Ohunakin (Covenant University, Ota)
The group in a meeting
Priscillia Achakpa (Women Environmental Programme) (left) with Ada Ihechukwu-Madubuike (Federal Ministry of Finance)
Kayode Fagbemi (Deputy Director, National Emergency Management Agency) (left) with Prof. Adeniyi Osuntogun (former Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife & Founder, Resource Integrated Development Foundation)
Left to right: Dr Erimma Gloria Orie, Kayode Fagbemi, Prof Adeniyi Osuntogun, Dr Nasiru Idris, Prof Ayuba Kuje (Nasarawa State University, Keffi) and Prof Mohammed Balarabe (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria)
James Chidi Okeuhie (Green Concept Solutions) (left) with Edeh Chioma Felistas (Senior Scientific Officer, DCC)
Yankuzo Bello Sani (Senior Scientific Officer) (left), Umegbo Chukwunonso Douglas (Scientific Officer) (middle) and Ibeneme Sylvester Uchechukwu (Senior Scientific Officer) of the DCC
Prof. Francis Adesina (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) (left) with Alhaji Aliyu Musa Yauri (Assistant Director, DCC)
Prof. Olukayode Oladipo (left) stressing a point to (from left) Prof Daniel Gwary, Prof Mohammed Balarabe, Prof Ayuba Kuje, Prof Francis Adesina and Alhaji Aliyu Musa Yauri, during a meeting