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Experts call for unified African position ahead of COP26

George Wamukoya

A global expert in climate change negotiations has urged civil society organisations (CSOs) to align their messages with those of government delegations to enhance the African position in the upcoming climate conference next month. George Wamukoya During a Pre-Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Nairobi on Monday, October 18, 2021, Dr George Wamukoya, ...

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Put human rights at centre of environmental policy, CSOs tell world leaders

Dr David R. Boyd

Over 150 civil society organisations (CSOs) and academics have signed open letter calling on world leaders to integrate human rights into global and national environmental policy and practice. Dr David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment In the lead-up to historic agreements on climate and nature being made in the next month, over 150 civil ...

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CSOs, labour activists hold first Africa Week of Action Against Water Privatisation

Our Water Our Right Coalition

Civil society and labour activists from Africa campaigning against water privatisation will hold the first ever Africa Week of Action Against Water Privatisation from October 11 to 15, 2021. Members of the Our Water Our Right Coalition at a town hall meeting The week of action, which coincides with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings holding from ...

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Civil society clamours support as Lagos resumes COVID-19 vaccination

Moderna Vaccine

As the Lagos State Government began the Phase 2 COVID-19 Vaccination Exercise on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Lagos Civil Society Coalition Against COVID-19 under the coordination of Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st) has urged residents to partake actively in the exercise. The Moderna Vaccine is being deployed in this phase of the Lagos Covid-19 vaccination exercise. Photo credit: Getty ...

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How CSOs made input into Nigeria’s climate blueprint review

South-West session

A series of engagements involving government and civil society organisations (CSOs) has harvested contributions from the latter in the review and planned implementation of Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). South-West session NDCs are non-binding national plans highlighting climate actions, including climate related targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions, policies and measures governments aim to implement in response to climate change and as ...

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African climate CSOs slam the West on debt servicing

Harsen Nyambe Nyambe

African civil society groups that clamour for just and fair climate regimes have slammed the developed countries for turning a blind eye on the twin impacts of COVID-19 and Climate change on the continent’s economies to demand debt servicing. Harsen Nyambe of the African Union Commission Harsen Nyambe, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia said in Abuja, Nigeria on Monday, July 12, 2021 ...

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COVID-19: CSOs unveil website to monitor $51bn intervention funds

COVID-19 Fund

Three non-profit organisations – Connected Development (CODE), BudgIT, and Global Integrity – have jointly launched a comprehensive user-friendly portal as part of the COVID-19 Transparency & Accountability Project (CTAP) strategic work-plan to track and provide citizens with evidence-based information on how the $51 billion intervention funds in Africa is being spent. Stakeholders during the official launch of the COVID-19 Fund ...

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How Nigeria improved on its revised climate change action plans

NDC Revision Process

Nigeria has listed several avenues in which its revised climate change blueprint is different from the original one submitted some six years ago. Participants at the Stakeholders’ Workshop for CSOs on the NDC Revision Process In the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015, Nigeria committed, among others, to reducing ...

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SPP, CSOs explore measures to promote green recovery in Nigeria, West Africa

CSOs Dialogue

As a follow-up to the launch of the Policy Paper on Africa’s Post Covid-19 Green Recovery – Towards a Green and Resilient Recovery in West Africa, the Society for Planet and Prosperity (SPP), an environment focused not-for-profit, on Thursday, May 27, 2021 convened a group of civil society organisations (CSOs) to dialogue on “Promoting a green and resilient recovery in ...

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CSOs storm Lagos Assembly, demand end to insecurity

National Day of Mourning (NDOM)

A coalition of 19 civil society organisations (CSOs) on Friday, May 28, 2021 stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly in protest of the rising cases of insecurity in the country. The National Day of Mourning (NDOM) protest in Lagos The demonstration, which was to register Nigerian’s displeasure with the incessant cases of insecurity in the country, was convened by ...

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