Advocacy

Open Defecation

Open Defecation: Addressing Environmental Health Risks and Sustainable Solutions

By Ify Onyekwere   Open defecation remains a significant challenge in many parts of the world, particularly in rural areas where sanitary infrastructure is lacking.  Ijeoma Salome Ogwurumba, who was featured on the radio show,  a Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) personnel and UN-SDG Ambassador, provided a comprehensive analysis of the risks and necessary interventions. […]

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Coal Mining and Gas Flaring

Uniting Against Coal Mining and Gas Flaring: Nigeria’s Path to Renewable Energy

By Ify Onyekwere The Lekeh Development Foundation (LEDEF), in collaboration with the Nigeria Coal Network and other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), hosted their 3rd Annual Conference from the 8th of July to the 10th of July 2024, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The conference, themed “Unite to Resist Coal Mining and Gas Flaring in Nigeria,”

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Environmental Defenders

Environmental Defenders in Nigeria Call for Urgent Protection

  By Ify Onyekwere Environmental workers face alarming levels of violence and intimidation, particularly in Nigeria, where their crucial work protecting natural resources and the planet often puts them in grave danger. Most attacks on these defenders remain hidden from the public eye as many fear reporting such incidents due to threats against their lives,

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NG YouthSDGs: Nigerian Youths Engage in Transformative Dialogue on Sustainable Development Goals

By Emem Ekanem In an online forum centered on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Nigerian youth engaged in a thought-provoking discussion with SDGs Superfan, Ruth Lyons, under the banner “From Poverty to Power: Learnings from Sustainable Development”. The virtual gathering provided a platform for insightful dialogue on the pivotal role of the SDGs in reshaping

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Empowering Voices, Protecting Nature: A Call to Action for Biodiversity

By Nita Duru The Nigerian Youth Biodiversity Network (NYBN), in collaboration with the Sustainable Environmental Food and Agriculture Initiative (SEFAAI), held a Media & Communication Workshop that reverberated with a resounding call to action. This event which took place in Lagos, Nigeria on the 12th of April, was graced by dignitaries from across the nation,

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IWD 2024: Nigerian Women Revolutionizing Agriculture on International Women’s Day

By Ify Onyekwere Amidst the vibrant hues of celebratory banners and the energizing chatter of women from all walks of life, the 7th of March 2024 marked a significant milestone in the annals of Nigerian agriculture and women empowerment. It was a day when the corridors of power resonated with the voices of change, as

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Building Collapses in Nigeria: A Man-Made Catastrophe Causing Nationwide Concern

By Cecilia Attah Building collapses in Nigeria have become a pressing issue, attributed to substandard materials and lax adherence to construction specifications. In a recent exclusive interview with Development Report, Builder Omale Peter Ameh, a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Building and the institute’s national publicity secretary, cautioned Nigerians on the importance of consulting

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Empowering Women in Nigerian Agriculture: Bridging Policy and Reality

By Cecilia Attah In a resounding call to action, Omolara Svensson, the national coordinator of Nigeria Women for Agricultural Progress (NWAP), has urged the government to collaborate directly with women to enforce and implement agricultural policies. This plea was emphasized during the Nigeria Women in Agriculture and Agric Business Convention held in Abuja, shedding light

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Urgent Calls for Reform in Nigeria’s Extractive Industries

By Ogeyi Blessing The recent release of the 2023 Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Validation Report on Nigeria has cast a spotlight on the critical challenges facing the nation’s commitment to transparency and accountability in its extractive industries. Urgent calls for remediation and swift action have been sounded by the Publish What You Pay (PWYP),

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13th UNESCO Youth Forum: Nurturing Global Youth Advocacy for Climate Action

By Nita Duru In an impactful convergence of ideas and aspirations, the 13th UNESCO Youth Forum unfolded virtually from November 14th to the 15th, 2023, at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. This biennial event, a beacon of youth representation, gathered voices from 195 Member States, weaving a vibrant tapestry of global youth perspectives. Since its

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