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FREE CLEAN COOKSTOVES DISTRIBUTION BEGINS IN NIGERIA

… NIGERIAN YOUTH, BANKOLE, DONATES COOKSTOVES TO RURAL AND URBAN WOMEN IN NIGERIA

Nigeria last Saturday in Lagos commenced the distribution of clean cookstoves to rural and urban women in the country, as part of the one million units of clean cookstoves to be distributed nationwide under the Rebranding Climate Change Clean Cookstoves Initiative.

Speaking while presenting the cookstoves on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Health and its Strategic Partners, the Chief Operating Director of the Africa Clean Energy Summit, Mr. Olawale Akinwumi said the collaborators have put together this intervention initiative to reduce indoor air pollution and save over 95,000 annual deaths of women and children in Nigeria. According to him, a minimum of One million clean Cookstoves would be deployed and distributed to women in Nigeria at no cost to the beneficiaries, under the Rebranding Climate Change Clean Cookstoves Initiative.

Akinwumi said the Rebranding Climate Change Clean Cookstoves Initiative is one of the intervention strategies as contained in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Ministry of Health and the Africa Clean Energy Summit (the consortium of Always Green Power & Systems Limited and The Environment Communications Limited) on the Rebranding of the impact of Climate Change on health as a Public Health Issue in Nigeria.

FREE CLEAN COOKSTOVES DISTRIBUTION BEGINS IN NIGERIA donor bankole

THE DONOR, BANKOLE OLUFISAYO

The Rebranding Climate Change Clean Cookstoves Initiative took off at the Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Secretariat in Lagos on Saturday 20th June, 2015 on the platform of the Caregivers Christian Ministry International, a care, help and planet not for profit faith based organization.

Before the presentation of the cookstoves, a team from the Envirofit International came around for a demonstration exercise of Envirofit clean cookstoves to educate over 450 participants on clean and safe cooking.

Ten Envirofit clean cookstoves, sponsored by a Green Ambassador and Coordinator of Young People for a Better Climate, Mr. Bankole Olufisayo were later presented to rural and urban women after the demonstration exercise.

While commending the donor, Mr. Bankole Olufisayo for supporting the Federal Government Clean Cookstoves Initiative, Akinwumi called on other stakeholders and corporate organizations to be part of the clean cookstoves distribution programme, as the train moves from communities to communities in the coming days.

THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON HUMAN HEALTH IS ALARMING

The recent happenings nationwide has brought into focus, that the commonly held misconception that climate change is solely an environmental problem needs revisiting. Mobilizing Public health professionals in Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Health is one of the well-conceived global strategies towards explaining the connections between the rapidly emerging threats associated with climate change and our personal and collective national health and well-being for enthroning sustainable transformational community development agenda in Nigeria.

Around the world, variations in climate are affecting, in profoundly adverse ways, the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. We are losing our capacity to sustain human life in good health.

Let us imagine a scenario where climate change is portrayed as increase in childhood asthma, or a surge in infectious diseases, or even an influx of heat-induced heart attacks. Would that have more meaning for the average citizen of the world? This is exactly what some climate change experts are hoping, as they steer the conversation about global warming toward the public health issues it raises. Indoor air pollution is responsible for the death of over 95,000 women and children annually in Nigeria.

Air pollution is the single greatest environmental health risk we face. In 2012 alone, exposure to indoor and outdoor pollutants killed more than 7 million people, one in eight deaths worldwide.

 

Fund Raising For CareGivers Community Solar Water Systems

We are raising funds from international organisations to support our Caregivers Community Solar Water Systems; including Community Solar Water Pumps and Purifiers.

This is in support with the United Nations; UN-Water.

ABOUT UN-Water:

UN-Water is the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater and sanitation related matters.

Building on a long history of coordination in the UN System, UN-Water was formalized in 2003 by the United Nations High Level Committee on Programmes. It provides the platform to address the cross-cutting nature of water and maximize system-wide coordinated action and coherence. UN-Water promotes coherence in, and coordination of, UN system actions aimed at the implementation of the agenda defined by the Millennium Declaration and the World Summit on Sustainable Development as it relates to its scope of work. Through UN-Water the United Nations act as “One UN”.

The scope of UN-Water’s work encompasses all aspects of freshwater, including surface and groundwater resources and the interface between fresh and sea water. It includes:

  • Freshwater resources – both in terms of their quality and quantity, their development, assessment, management, monitoring and use (including, for example, domestic uses, agriculture and ecosystems requirements);
  • Sanitation – both access to and use of sanitation by populations and the interactions between sanitation and freshwater;
  • Water-related disasters, emergencies and other extreme events and their impact on human security.

The main purpose of UN-Water is thus to complement and add value to existing programmes and projects by facilitating synergies and joint efforts, so as to maximize system-wide coordinated action and coherence as well as effectiveness of the support provided to Member States in their efforts towards achieving the time-bound goals, targets and actions related to its scope of work as agreed by the international community, particularly those contained in the Millennium Development Goals and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (World Summit on Sustainable Development).

Fund Raising For CareGivers Solar Home Systems

We are raising funds from international donor organisations to support our Planet Concerns Project: Caregivers Solar Home Systems – a mandate to reduce energy poverty, increase Energy Access in Africa, and promote the adoption of Energy Efficient Products including: Freezers, Fridges and Televisions etc.

The Funds are for manufacturing, shipping and deployment of the systems to 30,000 homes (First Season) in Africa. The Systems will be manufactured in the United States of America.

This project is in support with the UN SE4ALL initiative.

Annual Fund Raising For a Permanent Place of Worship

This is our Annual Fund Raising Season: December 2014 – January 31, 2015. We are raising funds for the following Projects: We are building an Auditorium; our Permanent Place of Worship where we will be holding all our in-house and community events.

BUDGET

We will need about $325,000 USD (about N60M NGN) to acquire the land, build and furnish the Temple. We will accept donations in either in CASH or KIND to complete this project before June 2015.

Building Materials Needed: Blocks, Cement, Gravel, Sand, Wood, Roofing Sheets, Tiles, Paint, Nails, Fixtures and Fittings, Ceiling, Iron Rods etc

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