STRENGTHENING THE RESILIENCE OF RURAL LIVELIHOODS AND PROMOTING ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IN OYO STATE
STRENGTHENING THE RESILIENCE OF RURAL LIVELIHOODS AND PROMOTING ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IN OYO STATE
Hectares of forest land have been laid bare in Aba idiogun and Enioosa communities by heavy felling/logging of trees Overgrazing and the activities of loggers and timber merchants have become a bane, In addition, From the FGD conducted with sample of community members, households depend solely on wood as a source of fuel for their daily cooking; this is used in traditional three-stone fires. These fires burn wood inefficiently as most of the heat is lost to the atmosphere. CO2 emission from household cooking activities and some of the big industries causing air pollution has posed serious health issues to the population. Estimates indicate that the proportion of the global burden of disease associated with environmental pollution hazards ranges from 23 percent (WHO-1997) to 30 percent (Smith, Corvalan, and Kjellstrom 1999). These estimates include infectious diseases related to drinking water, sanitation, and food hygiene.The population of Idi Ogun in Lagelyu LGA is about 700 people while Enioosa in Akinyele LGA has about 1000 people. Members of these communities are mostly farmers majoring in palm oit production. This project seeks to introduce briquette production as an alternative to the use of firewood and charcoal and the production of energy saving stoves and provision of solar powered portable drinking water in the two communities of implementation. EWI will make new, sustainable alternative cooking solutions.Theavailable to households and partner with community structures to provide solar powered portable drinking water and build the capacity of school children and households to plant and grow trees to protect the environment. Briquettes will be produced using agro waste collated by households and processed through briquette press to compact/form the briquette and dried. The technology requires a standardized measurement of aggregate agro waste and this will form part of the training that the selected beneficiaries will receive on briquette production.Also, one borehole will be erected in each of the two communities of intervention, these boreholeswill be solar powered to provide uninterrupted portable water supply. This is in line with the SGP focal area that seeks to facilitate climate change mitigation, Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) and livelihoods. Specifically, 200 students from existing relevant school clubs in Akinyele and Lagelu LGAs will be trained as peer educators to disseminate environmental education to 2000 peers and promote tree planting actions. Project will select and train 100 womenand youth from existing community groups, cooperatives and fora to create renewable and clean energy through the production of biomass briquettes from agro waste such as leaves, plant stalks, vegetable matter etc.. Briquettes will be processed through a machine called briquette press which will compact all materials collated for the briequette and form them into desired shapes which can now be dried. . This will promote socioeconomic impact and reduce air pollution and fuel-wood use (wood and charcoal burning). The outcomes of this intervention are along gender differentiation and in line with the agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 13. It will target 100 households to locally produced briquette while 120women and youth will be integrated into the briquette stove and briquette production value chain for commercialization.100 biomass eco fuel created will improve combustion and heat transfer and reduction of CO2 emission by 2000 tons. A revolving enterprise fund will be created to ensure proceeds from sales of briquette and stove are revolved to create a multiplier effect of economic support to more beneficiaries. This will be achieved through the formation of savings group led by the beneficiaries themselves and where revolving fund is the mechanism for operation. 200 Trees will be planted across 6schools and 2LGAs.

Key outputs that made project stand out and were critical to the success of the project?

o Briquettes production

o Formation of Eco club in 20 Secondary schools

o Planting of about 4000 seedlings of economic

o Training and capacity building for beneficiaries

o Created an adaptable implementation approach that can be easily scaled up and replicated

o Provision solar powered borehole.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Educate a Woman Initiative
Country:
Nigeria
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 47,080.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 15,117.00
Project Number:
NGA/SGP/OP5/Y4/STAR/CC/17/02
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

Grantee Contact

Mrs Rebecca Aderele
Phone: 07069324312
Email: mojisola.aderele@gmail.com
 

Address

No 15 Road 2 Opposite Lighthouse Baptist Church PDCOS Estate Akobo
Ibadan , South- West ,

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