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#United4Food: Sound Sultan launches a creative mind competition

Oxfam in Nigeria Food Security Ambassador and ace musician Sound Sultan has launched a #United4Food campaign in collaboration with The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre). The project is part of a global food security campaign by Oxfam, and Voices for Food Security (VFS) is the main collaborating network in Nigeria. According to the organisers of the competition, it is time for young Nigerians to get involved in agricultural issues and shape the narratives and direction of these conversations. Mr Sulaimon Arigbabu, Executive Secretary of HEDA said “This competition is not for everyone. It’s for those who have ...

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Seun Onigbinde, Olumide Makanjuola, Chika Oduah, others to speak at ASFL free market conference

Seun Onigbinde, Olumide Makanjuola, Chika Oduah, Others To Speak At ASFL 2017 Regional Conference

Nigeria’s civic entrepreneur, and co-founder, of BudgIT, a civic organization that applies technology to intersect citizen engagement with institutional improvement, Oluseun Onigbinde is billed to join other amazing speakers at this year’s African Students For Liberty West African Regional Conference. The event is billed to take place from Friday, 27th of October to Saturday, the 28th of October at the Conference Centre Hall, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Nigeria’s LGBT rights worker, Olumide Makanjuola who leads The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), is also among the confirmed to be among the speakers at the 2-day conference. The organisation, ASFL, is a continent-wide organization that promotes the ideas of individual and economic ...

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HACEY, with support from EMpower & Access Bank launch  MySalvus.org platform

@haceyhealth – “Building conversations around preventing and responding to sexual violence” Symposium  responding to sexual violence and the launch of mysalvus.org platform. Salvus (meaning safe) is a web-based platform developed to facilitate safe and confidential reporting of sexual violence incidents and provide access to available comprehensive support service and relevant information. The Salvus Platform hosts a database of sexual violence support service providers that survivors can connect to and receive the support they need. Salvus is a Hacey Health Initiative project with support from the Stars Foundation Girl Award, EMpower and Access Bank Plc. In light of recent local and national issues ...

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Nigerian Govt is blame for illegal importation of GM food

The Health of Mother Earth Foundation has attributed the illegal shipment of 25,750 metric tons of genetically modified maize worth an estimated $3.7 million into Nigeria to the attitude of the federal government towards genetically modified foods. Nnimmo Bassey, the group’s director, said in a statement on Thursday that the discovery is an indication that more GMO foods and products may have slipped into the country undetected. “We are worried that this incident may just be a fraction of other undetected arrival of unauthorised foods into Nigeria, including those of the genetically modified varieties,” Mr. Bassey. The National Biosafety Agency on Wednesday raised alarm over ...

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Re-Imagining the transformation of our communities

Re-Imagining the transformation of our communities

In Agbobloshie, Ghana, for instance, a circular economy — a continuous process of creating value while limiting impact on the planet — is defying the critics. “The most toxic place on earth”, Agbobloshie, is an urban-scale open-air manufactory. Youthful creativity is turning scraps of metal found in rubbish piles into key components of a manufacturing hub. About 10,000-20,000 youth re-introduce copper wires and still-functional parts of discarded electronic equipment into the economy. From refurbished electronic goods to pots and pans, to name a few. How might we re-imagine communities so they engage with a purpose to learn? Ultimately, the ability ...

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Rouleaux foundation seeks development through science, art, religion

Rouleaux foundation seeks development through science, art, religion

Seye Joseph As the nation needs to build capacity to diversify from a crude-oil dependent state and the world continues to explore new ways of scientific literacy with new way of bridging the divide between science and society, Rouleaux Foundation – an organisation that promotes science for sustainable development in Africa via synchronization of the activities of the academia, government, industry, media and public is set to host the public to Café Scientifique Nigeria to acquaint the public with the promises of science. The program that is first in a series of casual scientific symposia seeks to acquaint the public with ...

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Nonprofit stakeholders kick against NGO Regulatory Agency Bill

Nonprofit stakeholders kick against NGO Regulatory Agency Bill

Concerned about the restrictive nature of the NGO Regulatory Agency Bill, 123 nonprofit leaders on Tuesday 12 September struck back against the proposed Bill arguing that it is not ‘’fit for purpose’’ and should be ‘’killed”. Through a declaration issued at the end of a one-day national dialogue to discuss the Bill and its implications for civic space in Nigeria, participants expressed their concern noting that the Bill if passed will make Nigeria backslide on its international commitments to standards, norms and principles on freedom of association and assembly. “We are extremely concerned that there is a NGO Regulatory Agency ...

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Microsoft Nigeria, Kimpact partner to train NGOs on use of technology

Microsoft Nigeria, Kimpact partner to train NGOs on use of technology

Microsoft Nigeria has partnered with Kimpact Development Initiative (KDI), social enterprise and capacity building initiative, to train registered Non – governmental organisations, NGOs in the country, on the use of technology. The workshop tagged ‘Technology for the Modern NGO’, will commence on the 11th September 2017 till the 13th of September 2017. The 1-day immersion workshop will take place at three different venues in three states, Oyo, Osun and Ondo State. Bukola Idowu, Head, Kimpact Development Initiative said: “participants of this workshop will be put through sessions of MyNGO, one of Microsoft Nigeria’s modern technologies to provide answers to challenges ...

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#YNAIJAPowerList2017: See The 10 Most Powerful names in Advocacy

For the sixth consecutive year, YNaija brings you its annual ranking of the most powerful young persons under the age of 40 who are getting things done in the hard tasking world of advocacy. From committed spokespersons representing minority communities to bridge builders and healing hand, these are the 10 that matter the most. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin There is a wide disparity in the numbers of boys and girls who enroll in science and tech courses in school, and a wider one in actual work spaces. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin’s Pearls Africa Foundation is here to change, or at least tilt this balance ...

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Access to Information is the Leveler for all Inequalities

“Access to information is like access to life, information is life. Access to information […] is the leveler for all inequalities,” said Nnenna Nwakanma as she delivered a speech at last year’s IPDCtalks in Paris. Nnenna is a free and open-source software activist, community organizer and development adviser. Her interest in information technologies and her determination to make them accessible — especially to women — can be traced to her early childhood. She was born the last of three girls in the Eastern part of Nigeria. “My uncles decided they did not want my mother. They did not want the three ...

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