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We have not had water since I moved into this community, this is more than 10 years. It has been a struggle, to get water daily. I need water for everything. My shop, my children, my business, everything. I have to climb a hill every day just to get water. This has weakened my knees. How old am I? I now have to outsource and pay people to fetch water for me from my little earnings. Remember that I still have to pay 500/600 naira daily for two kegs of water. It is a real problem. Not having access to potable water has brought immense suffering to me and everyone in this community.” – Barakat; Resident at Bere, Ibadan. On the 1st of March 2024, our team set out on a survey mission to Ibadan – Oyo state to lay out the groundwork for the resuscitation of potable water supply…

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Welcome to Lagos Portal Museum for the United Nations KEEPING UP WITH THE GLOBAL WE Welcome to 2024 February Edition Greetings, dear reader. If you’re reading this, you are definitely on the right page. So sit back, as we catch up on what we have been up to in the UN Live Lagos Portal this month. Let’s backtrack a little to the 31st of January; a session we had with portal participants in Nakivale, Uganda. Have you ever been to a concert or show, where the singer hits all the right notes and does wonders to your ears? I believe it is called Soundgasm.  We experienced that on the 31st as the portal participants; Glory, Andre, and Chidera shared thought-provoking insights that elevated our understanding of social justice. Chidera; a law student, astutely emphasized the role of religion as a powerful tool in promoting social justice, while Glory and Andre…

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Welcome to Lagos Portal Museum for the United Nations WORLD CAFE-CLIMATE CHANGE FRIDAY. CLIMATE CHANGE And SUSTAINABILITY. It is Friday yayyyy!!! We are all excited is our favorite day of the week. Anyways we spent our Friday at the Global WE discussing climate change as usual and this time it was a very insightful experience as we connected with Jo’burg, South Africa portal. We had a lot of climate change activists and enthusiasts on board. We started off by introducing ourselves and getting to know each other. Then the conversation kicked of with the question of the month which is “What makes you feel empowered to affect climate change?” Experiences were shared and we found a common ground realizing that climate change does not only affect underdeveloped countries but the world at large from flooding to improper waste disposals, deforestation, cultural deficits, agriculture and other ignored but major factors affect…

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Welcome to Lagos Portal Museum for the United Nations CLEAN COOKING SOLUTIONS. CLIMATE CHANGE And SUSTAINABILITY. It is a fact that indoor air pollution from cooking with solid fuels including wood, charcoal, coal, animal dung, and crop waste in open fires and traditional stoves is the fourth leading cause of death in the world, after heart and lung disease and respiratory infection.  One would think it would be easy to appreciate the benefits of switching from traditional stoves that use kerosene, firewood or cow dung to clean cooking fuels and stoves. Women and young girls often walk for hours to gather firewood or buy other solid fuels and haul it all back home in time to cook a simple meal. However, accessibility of these fuels, lack of information of the adverse health and other impacts, affordability issues and the reach of low-emission cook stoves and cleaner fuels make the conversion…

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Welcome to Lagos Portal Museum for the United Nations TAZIA CRAFT MAKING Arts And Climate It was a beautiful day at the Lagos portal on Saturday 14th February, 2023, where the focus was not just on climate change but on Tazia craft making workshop facilitated by Mumbai portal and session on sustainable fashion facilitated by Jo’burg portal. The air was filled with excitement and anticipation as the audience eagerly awaited the beginning of the session. The event was started off with the amazing display of the Tazia craft. The Mumbai portal made sure they explained the idea behind the craft and how it came to being. We also taught how to craft Tazia using just papers and bamboo sticks basically. This was a connection of majorly university students on both ends and it was interesting to highlight differences and similarities in our environmental resources, and how they can affect climate…

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Welcome to Lagos Portal Museum for the United Nations A SATURDAY TO REMEMBER A Saturday to Remember It was a beautiful day at the Lagos portal on Saturday 11th February, 2023, where the focus was not just on music, but on meaningful conversations on social issues as well. The air was filled with excitement and anticipation as the audience eagerly awaited the beginning of the session. The event was kicked off by the amazing performance of Dizzy K, whose music was well received by the audience. His unique sound, filled with energy and rhythm, had the audience swaying to the beat and singing along to the lyrics. His performance was not just a showcase of his musical talent, but also a reminder of the power of music to bring people together and create a sense of unity. After Dizzy K’s performance, the session took on a more serious note as…

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Museum for the United Nations GLOBAL WE PROGRAMME This is Overview of, February 10th 2023 Portal Conversation Snippet The world’s largest conversation on climate change had finally arrived and emotions were running high as we prepared to delve into the topic “What makes you empowered to affect climate change?” The Bengaluru, India portal and Nakivale, Uganda portal were connected for this important event, and the anticipation in the room was palpable. The conversation began with introductions, as participants got to know each other and shared their backgrounds and experiences with climate change. To everyone’s surprise, there were many common experiences shared among the group, with issues such as flooding, overpopulation, and food wastage being frequently discussed. As the conversation progressed, the group delved into the topic at hand, exploring what it means to be empowered to affect climate change. One of the speakers made a powerful statement that resonated with…

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Welcome to Lagos Portal Museum for the United Nations THE KICK OFF – GLOBAL WE This is Overview of, February 10th 2023 Portal Conversation Snippet The world’s largest conversation on climate change had finally arrived and emotions were running high as we prepared to delve into the topic “What makes you empowered to affect climate change?” The Bengaluru, India portal and Nakivale, Uganda portal were connected for this important event, and the anticipation in the room was palpable. The conversation began with introductions, as participants got to know each other and shared their backgrounds and experiences with climate change. To everyone’s surprise, there were many common experiences shared among the group, with issues such as flooding, overpopulation, and food wastage being frequently discussed. As the conversation progressed, the group delved into the topic at hand, exploring what it means to be empowered to affect climate change. One of the speakers…

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Welcome to Lagos Portal Museum for the United Nations GLOBAL WE Register Here This is Overview of, February 9th 2023 Portal Readiness Report The world is buzzing with anticipation as we prepare for the largest conversation on climate change that the world has ever seen. The prospect of this event has generated a rush of emotions and feelings, with everyone eager to express their thoughts and share their passions with like-minded individuals. The idea of making a meaningful impact through our words and actions has us on the edge of our seats, eager to begin this journey. The climate crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time, and it’s time for all of us to come together and make our voices heard. We have a unique opportunity to make a difference and create a better future for our planet. By joining together, we can work to mitigate…

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THE GREEN INITIATIVE ‘Green initiative’ has become a term relatable to environmental sustainability and development; one which affirms the effects of socioeconomic activities on the environment. Being a global initiative, its core focus is to examine, as well as raise awareness about channels through which corporate and individual action consciously tend to curtail the harmful rub offs on the environment through consumer habits and lifestyles. The global challenges such as climatic changes , variations of ecosystems, and global reduction in biodiversity calls for a need to place environmental sustainability on a global frontier via fixating on environmental quality, maximization of renewable resources, protection of species diversity and climate structure, and water conservation.   A cursory view into the Nigerian sphere reveals that Nigeria, like several developing countries, is bedeviled with environmental challenges as flooding, poaching, declination of biodiversity and marine conservation, desertification, deforestation, deterioration climatic condition, degrading land quality, and…

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SOLAR ENERGY: THE FUTURE OF POWER Solar energy could be regarded as the best form of energy yet known. In its 2017 report, International Energy Agency submits that solar has become the world’s thriving source of power. Why is that? First, it is renewable and affordable. Secondly, it is eco-friendly as Solar energy does not produce any gaseous substance which can be harmful to the environment. Finally, it is available for everyone at a magnitude that is larger than the world’s current and anticipated requirement. A basic component of Solar power is the sun. Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity either directly using photovoltaic, or indirectly through concentrated solar or a combination. The photovoltaic cells convert sunlight into electric currents using the photovoltaic effect while the concentrated solar power system uses lenses and mirrors. Simplifying the conversion process, as rays of sunlight hits the solar…

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Get Informed with Our Latest Updates on Twitter Power supply is a major problem in some parts of Africa. Can you save your people and the environment with your idea?To participate, follow the guidelines listed in the flier! https://t.co/gkfXdNu8JXPut on your thinking caps and make an IMPACT to act #ForNature !! pic.twitter.com/qKS6FqjHof — Sustainable Green Environment Initiative (@sgeinitiative) July 14, 2020

And it shall be called….TAS MOVEMENT. The movement to move movements! THINK Green. ACT Green. SUSTAIN Green. The modalities of achieving a sustainable green environment is such that can not be overemphasized. Indeed, the earth will breathe a sigh of relief if it could, if one out of every three individuals can consciously make an effort towards environmental sustainability in their habits and everyday affairs.These desire(s) birthed the TAS movement, which is the sum total of our objectives;1. Creating awareness of the essentials of sustainable green environment for a transformational change in the impact of climate change (.a.k.a. THINK GREEN)2. Sensitizing young people and professionals on how to drive a cause towards sustainable environment adoption (a.k.a. ACT GREEN)3. Participating in the collective effort towards achieving a sustainable Natural and Built environment (a.k.a. SUSTAIN GREEN)#sustainability #green #environment #climatechange Want to learn more? On how you can be a part of the…

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