Mobilizing Community Actions to address Climate Change
Mobilizing Community Actions to address Climate Change
Chukuku community is a rural community in Kuje Area Council of Abuja which has been in existence for many years. Chukuku as a community is a traditional Gbagyi settlement with all semblance of a traditional community, predominantly inhabited by indigenous people is located between Gwagwalada and Kiyi village. According to the 2006 census, it has about 220,000 inhabitants. The community dwellers were predominantly hunters by profession. However, due to the massive urbanization with the movement of the FCT to Abuja, which gave rise to the destruction of the natural habitat and the disappearance and extinction of most of the wild life within and around their community, the people were forced start farming. The community of Chukuku in Kuje area Council of Abuja is experiencing the effects of climate change which include declining of their farm produce with little capacity to address the problems. Against this background, this project seeks to mobilize community actions towards adapting to the negative effects of climate change. The project overall goal is to build and increase the resilience of Chukuku community to effectively respond to the unavoidable impacts of Climate Change. The specific objectives of the project are to sensitize and create awareness on climate change and its impacts in the project community; proffer solutions to the declining farming outputs and promote climate smart agricultural practices and to provide alternative livelihood actives and promote fuel wood efficiency in the project location. Project Activities include: 1) Stakeholder’s consultative meeting in the community; 2) Two days Train the Trainer Awareness Creation and Sensitization Workshop on Climate Change, Impacts and Adaptation in local language involving 60 participants (30 males and 30 females); 3) Provision of two Water Points-(bore hole/wash well)- for dry season farming activities to support vegetable farming and domestic activities; 4) Two days demonstration workshop on Climate Smart Agricultural Practices involving 50 participants (30 female 20 males); 5) One day Practical demonstration, training of 30 women on the production of locally sourced energy saving cooking stoves and 6) Production of 500 Informative Educative and Communication Materials in English and local dialect- Gbagi and Hausa
 
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Grantee:
The Foundation for Economic Empowerment & Educational Development (FEED)
Country:
Nigeria
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 49,801.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 44,565.00
Project Number:
NGA/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/CC/15/27
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Grantee Contact

Mrs Ngugu Laura
Phone: 08033496100
Email: feedfoundation@hotmail.com
 

Address

16 Dan Suleiman Street, Utako,
Abuja , North- Central , 900001

SGP Country office contact

Mrs Ibironke Olubamise
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:
Ms Rose Agbo
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:

Address

C/O UN House, 617/618 Diplomatic Zone, Central Business District, FCT
Abuja, West Africa, 90001