Climate Change and Environment

Climate Change Education Must Adopt Dialogue & Negotiation 

Climate Change Education Must Adopt Dialogue & Negotiation 

Our approach to communicating Climate Change has to adopt dialogue and negotiation, and not only focus on campaign and advocacy. This will facilitate trust-building, empowerment, efficiency, accountability, and sustainability among community members. It will further allow for effective participation that will create room for both development agents and communities to learn, re-learn, and have an …

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How Climate Change Impacts Students in Sokoto

How Climate Change Impacts Students in Sokoto

Students of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, North-west Nigeria in different accounts, narrated how hot weather conditions triggered by climate change are impacting them. Some of the students link their poor academic performance to hot weather, which they say makes it difficult for them to attend classes and learn in a conducive environment. Jibrin Mutar, a …

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Poor Participation, Reason Climate Change Interventions Fail 

Poor Participation, Reason Climate Change Interventions Fail

Over the years, practitioners who design Climate Change interventions, have continued to adopt approaches that allow community and strategic stakeholders participation to be only an avenue to extract information, rather than allowing for effective participation.   They often follow Rapid Rural Appraisal and Participatory Rural Appraisal approaches which have since been replaced by Participatory Learning and …

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Logging activities leading to biodiversity loss in Kogi community 

Logging activities leading to biodiversity loss in Kogi community 

Logging activities are leading to a huge loss of forest and biodiversity at Enugu Ogboyaga Community in Igalamela Local Government Area of Kogi. Animals who depend on the forests for survival are disappearing while the forest faces extinction.   The forest that stretches about 10 kilometres is fast disappearing. A visit to the forest which is …

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Time for Climate Channge Action is now

Time for Climate Channge Action is now

Having seen the impacts of climate change on rural farmers and rural settlements, we appeal to climate researchers and environmental activists to raise their voices in pushing advocacy and campaigns for climate justice and resilience actions. The campaign is most fundamental because we have seen climate change becoming a major threat facing rural farmers in …

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Climate Change worsens life for Cocoa farmers

Climate Change worsens life for Cocoa farmers

Cocoa farmers in Osun State, South-west Nigeria, are recounting how climate change is resulting in poor harvests, making them lose income and pushing them into unimaginable poverty. In a focused group discussion of five farmers led by Mr. Olu Abayomi, the farmers told MAWA-Foundation that Climate change is adversely impacting on them. In their narratives, …

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Indigenous Knowledge Central to Climate Change Solution

Indigenous Knowledge Central to Climate Change Solution

Development practitioners must do away with the arrogant belief that they have superior knowledge over issues that affect communities. In designing a community intervention approach, overall participation in the process is fundamental. In doing that, community involvement rooted in indigenous knowledge brings acceptability, success, and sustainability. In designing Climate Change Solutions, indigenous knowledge integration and …

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Farmers in Anambra bear Climate Change burden

Farmers in Anambra bear Climate Change burden

Farmers in Anambra state have continued to bear the climate change burden. Flooding as a result of rising sea levels caused by climate change, led to the destruction of more than 2,500 chickens in a poultry farm in Anambra state, Southeast Nigeria. The Matuuci Farms Ltd located at Agbobo Umuoga Ossomala Community in the Ogbaru …

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Climate Change, greatest threat to education

Climate Change, greatest threat to education

Climate change threat to education becomes prominent in Kogi State, North-Central Nigeria. Frequent floods as a result of rising sea levels caused by climate have destroyed many schools and denied a huge number of persons access to education. According to official figures from the Kogi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), over 1,380 schools and about …

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Nsukka Women Farmers Worse Hit by Climate Change

Nsukka Women Farmers Worse Hit by Climate Change

Women farmers who cultivate Pepper at Edemu Ani community in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Southeast Nigeria, appear to be the worst hit by shortage of rainfall as a result of climate change. The women who cannot drill boreholes for irrigation farming and are largely dependent on tanker drivers to water their farms …

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