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Waiting for Nigeria’s Madam President

Hamzat Lawal

We live in a world that is transforming, where norms are disrupted at the speed of light. However, a dimension of disruption that I still look forward to – the  transfer of presidential power to the womenfolk.  Hamzat Lawal For centuries now, we have lived with the paradox of “Man-Power” on this planet. There have been successes recorded in leaps ...

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Financing, gender in NDCs highlighted at COP26 side events

COP26 in Glasgow

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organised several discussions on the side-lines of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP26) that ended on Saturday, November 13, 2021. COP26 participants in Glasgow Side events during the second week of COP26 featured the importance of bilateral ODA for climate action and green recovery, a focus on the Republic of Korea among other countries, and ways ...

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UK boost to advance gender equality in climate action

Anne Marie Trevelyan

During COP26 Gender Day on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, the UK announced £165 million to tackle climate change while addressing the inequalities that make women and girls more vulnerable to climate change and empowering them to take climate action. Anne Marie Trevelyan, Secretary of State for International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience Around the world, the UN has found that ...

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COP26: A COP of feminine colours

Women COP26

It may look like the colour campaign of Women and Gender Constituency at the ongoing climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, is inspired by the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Gutteres, when he referred to the IPCC’s 2021 report as Code Red. Some members of Women and Gender Constituency during the “Missing voices action” at COP26 Far from it, members ...

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Stakeholders move to address water-induced gender challenges

Water and gender

Stakeholders in Water Resources Management have begun a workshop in Abuja to address some of the challenges women faced in accessing potable water. Stakeholders at a capacity development workshop on water, gender and climate change in West Africa The workshop was organised by the Regional Centre for Integrated River Basin Management (RC-IRBM), in collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific ...

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Nestlé moves to empower rural women in Nigeria

Nestlé Nigeria Women Empowerment

Nestlé Nigeria PLC has launched a project to empower rural women in Nigeria to scale up their retail businesses through training, mentorship and grants in form of Nestlé products. With the launch of this new project, Nestlé’s aim is to make significant contributions to the wellbeing of Nigerians. L-R: Nestlé Nigeria Commercial Manger, Khaled Ramadan; Nestlé Nigeria North Central Sales ...

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Fewer women than men will regain work during COVID-19 recovery – ILO

Facemask Production Training

Fewer women will regain jobs lost to the COVID-19 pandemic during the recovery period than men, according to a new study released on Monday, July 19, 2021 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Women and girls during a face mask training session in Dukpa Community in Gwagwalada, Abuja In Building Forward Fairer: Women’s rights to work and at work at ...

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BUR2 validation: Experts crave gender review in waste management

Validation workshop

Environmental protection specialists have asked that more attention be given to the issue of gender in order to address the challenges hampering effective waste management across the country.         Participants at the validation workshop The experts, who made the call at the ongoing three-day workshop organised by the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the Federal Ministry of Environment, to ...

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Gender groups urged to notify authorities of interest in climate finance

Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Programme

Women and gender groups have been called upon to make their interest in climate finance matters as they relate with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) known to the appropriate authorities and entities. Participants at the Training Workshop on Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Programme and Consultative Forum on Nigeria’s Readiness Support Ms. Titilope Akosa, Executive Director, Centre for 21st Century ...

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AfDB approves five-year gender strategy to boost inclusive growth

Vanessa Moungar

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a new Gender Strategy for 2021 to 2025 tagged “Investing in Africa’s women to accelerate inclusive growth.” AfDB Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, Vanessa Moungar This is contained in a statement from the bank in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Thursday, January 7, 2021. The strategy was approved on Dec. 11, ...

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