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USAID’s ‘COVID-19 Food Security Challenge’ provides $3m grants to companies

Anne Patterson

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched the USAID/Nigeria COVID-19 Food Security Challenge, through which USAID will offer $3 million in funding and technical assistance to youth-led and mid-stage companies in Nigeria to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s agri-food systems. Anne Patterson, USAID Nigeria Mission Director While operators of the youth-led companies should be up ...

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Green recovery is about Investment, not expenses – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

Globally, governments are charting a course to recover from the impact of COVID-19, not only in terms of health but also economically and socially. On Thursday, April 15, 2021, the Society for Planet and Prosperity and the Centre for Climate Change and Development of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo (CCCD-AEFUNAI) brought together stakeholders for a virtual High-Level Dialogue ...

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World Health Day: Govt urged to address health inequality

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

As mankind celebrates the 2021 World Health Day on Wednesday, April 7, Development Communications (DevComs) Network, a Lagos-based not-for-profit, has called on the Nigerian central government as well as those at other levels to provide equitable health care coverage to all citizens to reduce the impact of health emergencies. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister According to DevComs, a media support ...

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Group convenes dialogue on priorities for green COVID-19 recovery in Nigeria

Sharon Ikeazor

The Society for Planet and Prosperity (SPP), a non-governmental organisation devoted to advancing action to enhance environmentally sustainable economic growth in Africa, is partnering with the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and the Climate Change and Development Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike (CCCD-AEFUNAI) to convene a “High-Level Dialogue on Promoting a Green and Resilient Recovery in Nigeria and the rest of West ...

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World Bank Spring Meetings to address sovereign debt and nature crises

David R. Malpass

The World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings holding virtually from April 9 to 11, 2021 will, amid the mounting sovereign debt crisis exacerbated by COVID-19 economic slowdowns, focus on how to address the sovereign debt crisis while enabling an inclusive green recovery. David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group The fiscal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have ...

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COVID-19: Health workers advise Nigerians to get vaccinated

Ifako General Hospital

Frontline health workers championing the country’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos have called on Nigerians to enrol for the ongoing vaccination exercise. Ifako General Hospital vaccination centre The exercise started with the vaccination of essential workers including policemen, petrol station workers and strategic leaders, amongst others. Currently being administered to Nigerians above the age 50 years the exercise has ...

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Global Just Recovery Gathering to explore recovery from COVID-19, climate crisis

Nnimmo Bassey

A three-day online “Global Just Recovery Gathering” will explore what the world needs for a just recovery from the compound crises of COVID-19 and climate breakdown. Nigeria’s Nnimmo Bassey, who is Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), is one of the key speakers at the Global Just Recovery Gathering Holding from April 9 to 11, 2021, the forum is ...

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Why Kenya must not relent on climate action despite COVID-19 pandemic – Mwenda

Mithika Mwenda

They say life moves in a cycle and indeed the coronavirus global pandemic episodes is proving it so, given that most countries including Kenya are finding themselves from one lockdown to another since the COVID-19 got first reported in Wuhan China in early 2020. Dr Mithika Mwenda, Executive Director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Although Covid-19 has not shown signs to discriminate ...

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Covid-19: Stakeholders clamour support for smallholder farmers

Female farmer

In the bid to define a pathway to a healthy, secure and sustainable food system and cohesive national and African food policy that addresses the challenges to the food system, the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) engaged a diverse range of stakeholders in the food sector including farmers, relevant government ministries, researchers, nutritionists, academics and CSOs in Abuja on ...

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COVID-19: Face masks represent new category of plastic pollution

Face masks pollution

The prevalence of discarded single-use face masks and other personal protective equipment in the environment may exacerbate the already-existing plastic pollution problem Face masks and other materials pollution COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an unprecedented glut of plastics waste globally and improperly discarded facemasks may well be the quintessential tale of this pandemic. Face masks are plastic-based personal protective equipment (PPE) ...

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