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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..."

Initiative(s)

-Current Activities (2018-2024):

Evidence show that it took hard work of many actors to convince the global community during the SDG negotiations to accept climate change as a stand-alone goal; we remain very grateful to these influencers. Now climate change is a crosscutting concern, fundamentally shaping economies and politics. This arrival of 2030 Agenda (Sustainable Development Goals particularly Goal 13) and Paris Agreement frameworks anchored on three strands of people, planet and prosperity has made our activities a lot easier. As a result, EFI activities in the last 3 years have focused on climate action solutions with increasing understanding that while adaptation should be emphasized in the south and mitigation north.

Currently, We are driving the 2030 Agenda on Climate Action in Nigeria

  • working with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)'s department of Community Development Service (CDS)
  • championing Climate Action through the activities of Advanced Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • establishing Climate & Environment Clubs in public & private schools across Nigeria
  • Past Initiatives

    Most touching event in 2018

    Stop the Soot Campaign-EFI was part of the coalition of concerned groups in Rivers State in a campaign to END the SOOT problem experienced in Port Harcourt on 19th April 2018. Take off point was Isaac Boro park at 8am to Rivers State House of Assembly complex and finally at Government House. The dress code was white or black T-shirts and caps. Dress code was black or white T-shirt without any slogan, hash tagged #StopTheSoot. It was a peaceful walk and anyone with political and/or destructive tendencies did not intrude. It was meant to compliment and boost traditional media and online campaigns that have been made.

    Most touching event of 2017

    Clean-Water-For healthy living At Rumuomasi, just by the Shell Industrial Area (IA), one of the cleanest treated water in Port Harcourt flows from her water facility to the outside for the community use. Every day, diverse people come from within and outside the main Port Harcourt town to fetch this wate, even cause mild traffic at times jostling to fill their water cans; It may better be described as the meeting point for people of all backgrounds. Ironically the very environment where this water is fetched from is filthy and littered with all kinds of trash, abandoned water cans, shoes, food packs, umbrellas etc-making the clean water unclean. EFI mobilized the community people to make it environmental friendly and provided tips to help maintain the place for the good health of everyone. If Shell is concerned, a more sustainable approach has been solicited from her.

    Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality rate through work-life balance

    : According to World Health Organisation 2015 Report, about 830 women die every single day from preventable complications during pregnancy and childbirth and in Nigeria, we have the highest incidences of infant mortality in the world with an estimated 20% of all child mortality cases in sub-Saharan Africa occurring in the country, especially in remote hard-to-access communities in Niger Delta , as well as an increase in under-five mortality from 138 in 1,000 live births to 158 in 1,000 live births in 2011 according to the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS 4). Mrs Keren who lead this project said “As an African woman, mother of two children and my policy background, I am looking forward to a drastic drop in Maternal and Infant Mortality Rate globally. This is because; I am a witness to the ugly experience many women and children go through to survive and unnecessary deaths of very close relatives, friends and neighbours has become my driving force for this project” It was a radio program on NigerianInfo with millions of listenership; an event to mark the World Women’s day (Be Bold for Change); advocating for Work Life balance for Working Mothers as a matter of organizational policy.

    Most touching event of 2016

    Climate change awareness and youth engagement: Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that man-made climate change is a reality. We know its happening. Key impacts and resultant key vulnerabilities are found in many social, economic, biological and geophysical systems. We organized an essay writing competition during the long vacation (July-September) to engage the young people especially as regard high incidence of crime which they were vulnerable to in Port Harcourt. The project aimed at youths between the ages of 13 and 18 in all the Public Senior Secondary School in the 23 LGAs in Rivers State. The main goal was to encourage the young people to develop their writing skills, talents and abilities in order to realize their potential and increase awareness on their role as global citizens to engage in key challenging issues facing the international community.

    2014-2015

    -In partnership with Environmental Students Association of Rivers State University of Science & Technology, we campaigned against litterings, dumping of waste etc in the campus, lecture halls and hostels...

    2013

    -Part of the coalition of National Encironmental Standards Regulatory Enforceement Agency on a street to street, market to market across communities in Port Harcourt on the effects of waste dumping in drainages and environs

    2012

    -With the believe that torture and bribery for bail contributes to unfriendly environment, collaborated with Human Rights Social Development and Environmental Foundation on a grassroot sensitization awareness in three communities in Port Harcourt

    2011

    -Part of advocacy and sensitization team of selected CSOs on discussions of Petroleum Industry Bill Draft (PIB)

    2010

    -School to school, community to community campaign on the importance of handwashing & proper waste management to stop the spread of diseases.

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