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Street begging: Keeping disabled people off the street in northern Nigeria

A section of disabled people at the skills acquisition centre ​in Dawakin Tofa, northern Nigeria

A community-led approach to ending the menace of street begging by disabled people at the grassroots in northern Nigeria through skills acquisition programs for the disabled is helping to keep them off the street and help them achieve self-reliance.     Street begging is synonymous with People with Disability (PWDs) all over northern

APPLY! 2017 Nigerian Youth Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit

Participants at the Lagos pre-summit forum held at United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos in March, 2017

Deadline: August 7, 2017 Date:  August 16, 2017   ABOUT THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs) The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which came into effect on 1 January 2016 is a landmark blueprint developed by countries of the world for a better future. The aim of the goals is to bring to an

Wildlife Africa, Nigeria celebrate 2017 World Nature Conservation Day

Wildlife Africa Initiative, wildlife conservation, research, education, and rescue initiative and the Federal Government of Nigeria are set to celebrate the 2017 World Nature Conservation Day (WNCD) scheduled to be commemorated globally July 28, 2017. Celebrated on July 28 each year, World Nature Conservation Day recognises that a healthy environment is

“Gender mainstreaming critical for the success of SDGs in Nigeria”

Participants in a group photo during Ziongate's step-down training on SDGs for community activists in Kano, Nigeria

Tina Balewa is the executive director of Ziongate Empowerment Initiative for the Less Privileged (ZEIP) a grassroots civic organization  working around gender mainstreaming and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria. Here, she speaks about her organization’s #Women2030 project which seeks to ensure women play important roles in combating climate

@NGYouthSDGs: NextGen Africa hosts pre-summit high-level stakeholders’ forum in Abuja

NextGen Africa Initiative, organizers of the first-ever Nigerian Youth SDGs Summit scheduled for August 2017 in Lagos is set to host a high-level pre-summit stakeholders forum in Abuja on Monday, says Joshua Alade, convener of the summit. The Nigerian Youth SDGs Summit aims to build a common understanding of the transformational

G20 summit: Funding shortfalls threaten education for children living in conflict and disaster zones – UNICEF


Funding shortfalls are threatening education for millions of children caught up in conflicts or disasters, UNICEF said today ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Of the $932 million needed this year for its education programmes in emergency countries, UNICEF has so far received recorded voluntary contributions of less than $115

2017 FP Summit: Kano, development partners host satellite event on child spacing

As part of satellite activities leading to the 2017 Global Family Planning Summit scheduled for July 11 in London, the Kano state government and international development partners working in the state Friday hosted a roundtable discussion on child birth spacing (CBS) with stakeholders including traditional and religious leaders as well


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