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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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Group launches report that analyses COVID-19 impact on Nigeria, West Africa’s economy

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

A report that analyses the impact of COVID-19 on the economy of Nigeria and the rest of West Africa has been officially released. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke Titled: “Promoting a Green and Resilient Recovery in Nigeria and the rest of West Africa,” the document, which also provides a set of recommendations that can help to facilitate green recovery in these countries, ...

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West African nations to adopt new satellite technology to mitigate flood


Nigeria and other West African nations are set to adopt a new system of utilising satellite technology in better predicting environmental patterns to help mitigate flood. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State The adoption follows an initiative by African Union (AU) leaders and the European Union in the training of key stakeholders in the application of the technology. The training, which ...

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World Oceans Day: West, Central Africa face food insecurity from overfishing


Inger Andersen, Director-General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in a messeage to observe the World Oceans Day, discloses that a recent IUCN report shows that many species off the coast of western and central Africa are in danger, threatening food security in the region Where did life on Earth begin? The fact is, no one ...

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GWP: Nigeria gets new chair, West Africa seeks one


A General Assembly of partners to the Global Water Partnership (GWP) – Nigeria held recently in Abuja saw the emergence of Moses Beckley as the new Chair. He succeeds Dr Hassan Bdliya, has served two terms in office from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Beckley is currently the Director General of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) and has more than ...

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Greenpeace West Africa expedition raises awareness on state of fisheries

My Esperanza

Greenpeace ship – “My Esperanza” – has docked at the port of Praia in Cape Verde. For 11 weeks, the Esperanza will sail the waters of six West Africa States – Cape Verde, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Senegal – to raise awareness on the state of fisheries through political events, public engagement and consultations with the West-African ...

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FUT Minna produces second batch of WASCAL graduates

CCALU Batch B Convocation Photograph_Feb 27th 2016

The Federal University of Technology in Minna (FUT Minna), Niger State has produced its second set (or ‘Batch B’) of graduates under a special scheme being bankrolled by the German government. Tagged the Master Programme on Climate Change and Adapted Landuse (CC&ALU), it is being implemented under the West African Centre for Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) initiative ...

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Mohammed urges WASCAL to key into INDC, change agenda

Mrs Amina J. Mohammed

The West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) has been urged to key into Nigeria’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) as it begins the process of preparing a Research Agenda on Climate Change for the sub-region for the period spanning 2016 to 2020. Environment Minister, Mrs Amina J. Mohammed, who made the disclosure on ...

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WASCAL forum to kick-start sub-continental climate research agenda


The West Africa Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) is in the process of preparing a Research Agenda on Climate Change for the West African region for the period spanning 2016 to 2020. In the bid to properly fulfill its mission as a regional service centre on climate change and ensure that the needs of ...

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UNEP promotes adaptive management strategy for Sargassum seaweed


Large deposits of Sargassum seaweed on coastal sites may seem drastic to several West African countries but converting this environmental challenge into economic gain is just one element of a three-point strategy experts are considering to win on both counts. According to Wikipedia, Sargassum is a genus of brown macroalgae (seaweed) in the order Fucales. Numerous species are distributed throughout the temperate ...

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