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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

@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

2017 Day of the African Child: UNICEF launches Girls for Girls (G4G) initiative in Nigeria

As Africa celebrates the Day of the African Child today, UNICEF in partnership with Nigeria’s education ministry, has launched the Girls for Girls (G4G) initiative, which empowers girls with information and knowledge to help build their capacity to stand up for themselves aimed at creating equal opportunities for girls to

“Social media an imperative for achieving open governance”

The social media has been described as an imperative for achieving transparency and accountability in governance towards  open governance. This assertion was made by Chioma Agwuegbo, a social media expert and program manager at the West Africa hub of Reboot, a social impact firm dedicated to inclusive development and accountable

2017 World Environment Day: Connecting People to Nature

  The World Environment Day (WED), which is the UN’s biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June, was celebrated across the globe on Wednesday under the theme: “Connecting People to Nature.” “ ‘Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to

Graça Machel Trust announces the official launch of New Faces New Voices (NFNV) Nigeria Chapter

Nomsa Daniels, CEO, Graça Machel Trust.

The Graça Machel Trust is pleased to announce the official launch of the New Faces New Voices (NVNV) Nigeria Chapter, one of seventeen Women in Finance chapters within the Trust’s Pan-African network. “The launch brings into focus the central role Nigerian women play in contributing to African economies and how we can


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