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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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World Environment Day: NGOs asked to intensify collaboration with youth in restoring nature

Youths with Sharon Ikeazor

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been urged to work more closely with young people towards tackling the degradation of the environment. A team of female youth representatives with the Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor This formed a fulcrum of submissions when the Network of Young Catholic Carers for the Environment in Nigeria (NYCCEN) in collaboration with the Nigerian Conservation ...

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World Environment Day: Enugu youths act to save the earth

Green Environment Network, Enugu

In celebrating the 2020 World Environment Day, the Green Environment Network, Enugu on Friday, June 5 kicked off a campaign to plant over 1,000 trees in the metropolis. Members of the Green Environment Network, Enugu during the tree planting exercise The flag-off of the tree-planting campaign was attended by top government officials including the state Commissioner for Environment, Chijioke Edeoga; the ...

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African Decentralisation Day: Creating opportunities for youth

paris agreement

The theme of the African Union Decentralisation Day 2017, celebrated on Thursday, August 10, 2017, is “Youth Participation”. According to the Local Government and UCLG Africa, this translates as “Investing in Youth”. According to the US Census Bureau in 2010, 63% of the Africa’s overall population was below the age of 25. The average age of the African population is ...

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Agbarakwe, others bag Crans Montana youth governance award

Esther Agbarakwe

Nigerian youth environment advocate, Esther Agbarakwe, was on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain decorated with the Crans Montana Forum of New Leaders of Tomorrow Award for her outstanding professional achievement in leadership experience in governance. She was one of the three Nigerians that bagged the prestigious award during a ceremony to close the Crans Montana International Conference on Youth ...

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Amina Mohammed clamours stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa’s youth

Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday, July 3, 2017 called for the strengthening of the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) in order to deliver on promised development for Africa’s youth. Addressing her first African Union Summit since taking office, Ms. Mohammed said that the AU’s thematic focus this year on youth is a “powerful ...

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What Nigeria stands to benefit from youth agric programme, by Adeosun


Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has said that Nigeria will benefit by signing up for the African Development Bank (AfDB) funded Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment (ENABLE Youth) Programme. Nigeria’s signatory to the ENABLE youth programme, according to her, will make the country the third African country coming behind Cameroon and Sudan to benefit from funds under the AfDB Feed Africa initiative. The ENABLE ...

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World Day to Combat Desertification: Africa acts on distressed migration of youth

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

A high-level symposium of Africa’s interior, environment and foreign affairs ministers held recently in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, warned that ignoring the plight of jobless young people in sub-Saharan Africa is a recipe for political instability and global insecurity. They called for support to create land-based jobs in the rural areas to ward off the temptation for the most disillusioned to ...

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Over 1.2m adolescents die yearly, says WHO


More than 3,000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners. In 2015, more than two-thirds of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and South-East Asia. Road traffic injuries, lower respiratory infections, and suicide are the ...

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I count on youth to be change agents, torchbearers – Amina Mohammed


Deputy United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, has called on the youth to be the world’s change agent and torchbearer. She made the request in a presentation at the weekend during the Youth Forum at the 61st Session on Commission on Status of Women (CSW61) holding in New York, USA. The CSW61 holds from Monday, March 13 to Friday, ...

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