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Forum explores narratives on environmental justice for Niger Delta women

Niger Delta Women's Day

“Community women bear the brunt of environmental cost of the relationship and transactions between large corporations and community leaders and government to explore and exploit oil and gas mineral resources available in our land,” said Chief Emem Okon the Executive Director, Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Centre, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Chief Emem Okon, ...

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Women empowerment: Copious win for the planet

Women farmers

What we all want is a liveable world, a future that will exist for generations unborn. Everyone wants a long, healthy and beautiful life, hence we do whatever it takes to make our world “perfect”, one fit for rock stars and celebrities, a world that’s suitable for the bourgeoisie, a life that’s likened to a dream. We just want it ...

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Oil palm business: Group calls for empowerment, land inheritance to women

Solidaridad

Solidaridad West Africa has advocated the need for empowerment, sensitisation and extension of land inheritance to enable women take active part in oil palm business. Priscilla Affiah-Udoh introducing the National Initiatives for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Oil Palm Smallholders (NISCOPS) project The Netherlands-based international non-governmental organisation has also discouraged child labour, abuse and trafficking in the process of their involvement in the ...

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Engaging local women in community projects vital – Akosa

Women and Climate Finance

The Executive Director for Centre for 21st Century Issues, Titilope Akosa, has harped on the importance of engaging local women in communities especially on executing projects. Titilope Akosa, the Executive Director of Centre for 21st Century Issues, speaking during the climate finance workshop for women Akosa made this known while speaking at a global forum on Climate Chance #RaceToZero dialogue. ...

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AGRA moves to address gender inequality challenges in agriculture

Agnes Kalibata

At a webinar held on October 22, 2020 at the instance of the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA), the organisation sought to enhance partnership in addressing gender inequality challenges in the agricultural space. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA The Roundtable, which held to coincide with the administrative handover of the VALUE4HERConnect platform, was aimed to communicate AGRA’s blueprint ...

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NGO calls for change in women’s mindset toward climate finance, green fund

Women and Climate Finance

Centre for 21st Century Issues, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has urged women to act as catalyst in climate finance and Green Climate Fund (GCF), saying this will require a change of mindset. Titilope Akosa, the Executive Director of Centre for 21st Century Issues, speaking during the workshop Executive Director of the centre, Ms Titilope Akosa, made the call in an interview ...

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CSOs urge women to continue fight against climate change, COVID-19

Facemask Production Training

Two civil society organisations (CSOs), Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) and Solidaridad West Africa, have urged women to continue the fight against climate change and COVID-19. Women and girls during a face mask training session in Dukpa Community in Gwagwalada, Abuja Mr Abu Stephen, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, CSDevNet, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on ...

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Forum identifies how women can access funds to finance climate projects

Women and Climate Finance

A step-by-step procedure for accessing climate change finance was the focus of the second day of a two-day training on Friday, October 16, 2020 organised by the Centre for 21st Century Issues and Both Ends, in partnership with the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Lagos State Government’s Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, and Natural Eco Capital ...

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Groups, govt empower women on accessing climate finance

Women and Climate Finance

As part of a two-day capacity building workshop that commenced in Abuja on Thursday, October 15, 2020, women are being trained to understand climate finance mechanisms and be guided on steps to access available climate finance in Nigeria. Titilope Akosa, the Executive Director of Centre for 21st Century Issues, speaking during the workshop The workshop, which is focused on climate finance ...

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Govt trains youths, women to combat desertification

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government has put in place skill acquisition and entrepreneurship training, for youths and women to combat desertification and improve livelihood of communities affected by it. Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar A statement signed by Mrs Pauline Sule, Head ,Press and Public Relations, National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) in Abuja on Monday, October ...

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