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Newsfeed Updates: Welcome to EFI online.>>>>in top gear>>>>>>National Climate Change Summit>>>>Our Ongoing and most recent projects executed>>>>> In a strategic-partnership with the NYSC working to establish Climate change clubs in Nigerian Secondary Schools *December 2018, in partnership with Climate Reality Project hosted a global campaign tagged “24 Hours of Reality” (Protect our Planet, Protect ourselves), together, we reached an incredible 800 million households on television in more than 180 countries, drawing about 42 million views online the seventh annual broadcast of 24 Hours on the urgency to Protect the planet and Ourselves! * Novermber 2018, strengthening discussions on preventing and combating corruption (AUCPCC) lead by CISLAC * August 2018, Health Policy- Task Sharing, Task Shifting (TSTS)- EFI in partnership with other CSOs Make Case for TSTS Implementation in Rivers State * May 2018-Open Letter to the African Development Bank in collaboration with our partners..to help phase-out finance to coal-fired power plants in Africa * March 2018, EFI in parnership with CIPA, NESREA, RIWAMA along other stakeholders in Port Harcourt implemented a Clean Environment Sensitization Exercise; EFI delivered the vote of thanks explaining that "Poor disposal of waste deface our environment, blocks our drains and contribute to spread diseases..we must all do our fair share in making Port Harcourt a truly garden..."

About EFI

WHY WE ARE HERE

We started off with two key important approaches: Firstly to understand things as they are and why. Secondly, to contribute in providing solutions. We know that underdevelopment evidenced in poverty, poor health conditions and degraded environment are associated with areas of exploitative and weak institutions and are unfriendly and unhealthy. We are here with new ideas, strategies for solutions. We have articulated three core thematic focus: Environmental Sustainability, Community Health and Sustainable Empowerment Initiatives supported by 3 core tools of research, education and advocacy.

WHO WE ARE

We are a diverse group of passionate individuals who have come together to solve problem. Our idea developed at the 4th Annual Conference on Environment organized by Nigeria Senate on Environment held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in 2006. A follow-up to this conference developed into a small group of 5 resulting in several activities, discussions and eventual incorporation as Environmental Friendly Initiative (EFI) in January, 2011 with the CAC as a non-profit, non-governmental organization. After several years of existence with its operations mainly on environment, in late 2016 its strategic intent, thematic areas, operational scope and Board of Trustees was expanded from 3 to 10. EFI has identified 3 issues that will encourage friendly environment as; quality management of environmental resources, community knowledge and understanding of environmental challenges and sustainable empowerment of mostly the vulnerable.

Our Structure:

In anticipation of a local and global expansion, EFI has set the pattern of organization and operations to ensure harmonious cooperation among diverse members.

The Apex structure is the Board of Trustees (BoT). The BoT comprise of highly professionals in different works of life; it is gender balanced (5 males and 5 females) with the responsibility to set organizational strategic intent & policies, appoint senior management personnel. The Executive Director (ED) reports the activities of the organization to it for assessment and directives.

Reporting to the ED are the directors from 3 core thematic areas: Director of Community Health; Director of Environment and Director of Empowerment. They provide leadership and management of EFI’s programmes and projects

Reporting to the directors are the Coordinators. They head the different committees under a given project/programme. The project committee members as a group form EFI team. In carrying-out each project, there 7 committees with an area of oversight.

Finally, EFI receives support from an Advisory committee led by its legal adviser that ensures values and principles are aligned to expected legal requirement and our mandate.

Our core Values and Principles are:
Accountability; Resilience and Teamwork (ART)

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Climate Leaders

Setting up Climate change Clubs in Secondary Schools across Nigeria.

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Sustainable Empowerment Initiative

ICT Handskils

Curbing Youth Restiveness in Niger Delta through information technology education and digital skill.

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Health Policy

Task Sharing, Task Shifting (TSTS)

CSOs Make Case for TSTS Implementation in Rivers State.

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