Sustainable Development

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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Cholera outbreak

Cholera Outbreak in Nigeria: Expert Calls for Improved Waste Management

By Ify Onyekwere On the 6th of January 2024, “The Development Report” on People’s 105.5FM delved into the escalating cholera outbreak in Nigeria and the critical role of waste management in curbing the outbreak. The program featured Dr. Chimere May Ohajinwa, an Environmental Toxicologist and Public Health Expert, who provided an in-depth analysis of the

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Community Champion

Community Champion: Uyeh Member’s Inspiring Upcycling Journey

Ify Onyekwere In an enlightening session on the Development Report Radio Show, Uyeh Member, a Sustainable Fashion Entrepreneur, captivated listeners with her inspiring journey of transforming plastic waste into valuable treasures. The episode, titled “Community Champions: Turning Waste to Treasure,” aired on June 29, 2024, on People’s 105.5FM in Abuja, Nigeria. Hosted by Ify Onyekwere,

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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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