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Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development in Ogun State, Nigeria

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Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development in Ogun State, Nigeria
Case Study Session
Prof Evans Osabuohien & Dr Tunji-Olayeni Patience, RCE Ogun
9th African Regional RCE Meeting
5-7 August, 2019, Luyengo, Eswatini

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Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development in Ogun State, Nigeria

  1. 1. 2019/08/12 1 Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development in Ogun State, Nigeria By Patience Tunji-Olayeni & Evans Osabuohien [RCE OGUN, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria] RCE Ogun Case Study Presentation at the 9th African RCE Meeting Kwaluseni, Eswatini, 5 – 7th August 2019 PRESENTATION OUTLINE Sustainable Development Challenges Introduction Rationale Outcomes Activities Objectives Figure 1: Map of Nigeria Showing the Location of Ogun State Figure 2: Ogun State its Local Government Areas Brief Info on Ogun South-west Nigeria  3,728,098 inhabitants Rich deposits of mineral resources such as limestone, granite, glass sand and kaolin, etc Brief Info on Ogun Two of Africa’s largest cement factories are in Ogun
  2. 2. 2019/08/12 2 Brief Info on Ogun Highest concentration of manufacturing companies in Nigeria. Indigenous people are predominately farmers & textile producers (tie & dye/Adire). Sustainable Development Challenges Nigeria produces 490 metric tons of greenhouse gases every year.  From the region, there are reports of :  High levels of respiratory and skin infections among inhabitants (Oguntoke et al., 2012; Tunji-Olayeni et al, 2019)  Frequent chlorosis of crops (Oyinloye 2015)  Contaminaion of streams and rivers  Unsafe drinking water (Oyinloye 2015)  Decay of aquatic life (Oyinloye 2015)  Low awareness of climate knowledge. Rationale The effect of climate change is borderless Rationale The effect of climate change is becoming evident in some African countries Drought and famine  humanitarian crises displacement of people Africa is more vulnerable to climate change effects Because of weak institutional policies,  Limited funding Focus on other problems (e.g. poverty, unemployment & terrorism). Objectives 1. Increase awareness of climate change & its effects; 2. Intensify the awareness of climate change mitigation & adaptation strategies; 3. Provide weather & climate information; 4. Empower secondary school students with information on how to choose careers that will help the society solve emerging environmental problems arising from the impacts of climate change; and 5. Encourage active collaboration in tackling climate change Approach Inclusive Major community stakeholders Manufacturers Community members Researchers Students Others (government agencies)
  3. 3. 2019/08/12 3 RCE Ogun Climate Change Convention Theme: ‘Climate Change Action for the Africa we Want’ Cross-section of Participants @Climate Change Convention Participants Secondary School Students 56 University Students 46 Academia 25 Industry 25 Total 177 RCE Ogun Climate Change Essay Competition Prize Winners of Climate Change Essay Competition Titled: Climate Change, Impacts on our Planet and my Role in Mitigating its Effects Eko Atlantic City before reclamation Eko Atlantic City Along the Great Wall of Lagos at Eko Atlantic City Outcomes 1. MoU between RCE Ogun and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency. Provision of weather station in Ota (Covenant University) 2. Climate Change Clubs for secondary school students have been established in 5 pilot areas. 3.100 students participating in the climate change club activities 4. Climate Change activity books & log books have also been produced for the students.
  4. 4. 2019/08/12 4 RCE Ogun Climate Change Club RCE Ogun Climate Change Club RCE Ogun Climate Change Club RCE Ogun Activity & Log Books Contact: http://rceogun.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/ rceogun@covenantuniversity.edu.ng pat.tunji-olayeni@covenantuniversity.edu.ng; evans.osabuohien@covenantuniversity.edu.ng

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