Building Communal Capacity for Sustainable Control of Water Hyacinth as Income Generating Resource with Eco-friendly Technologies for Enhanced Livelihood in Igbokoda.
Building Communal Capacity for Sustainable Control of Water Hyacinth as Income Generating Resource with Eco-friendly Technologies for Enhanced Livelihood in Igbokoda.
The project seeks to provide renewable energy and improve water quality for improved environmental health of the indigenous people of Igbokoda, through clearing of water ways of the menacing water hyacinth. Ilaje LGA is faced with serious environmental challenges including water pollution by water hyacinth, oil spillage, poor waste management and felling of trees for cooking and smoking of fish. In Igbokoda, human faeces, household waste and pig dungs, which speed up the seed growth and spread of the water hyacinth, are dumped into the water courses, resulting into health hazards like water borne illnesses as the people drink from this water. Water hyacinth further blocks the waterways, impounding on the daily income of the fishermen who are limited by the water bodies covered by the invasive plant. Up to 90% of wastewater in developing countries like Nigeria flows untreated into rivers, lakes and highly productive coastal zones threatening health, food security and access to safe drinking water (UN Water, 2014). The project therefore, will enhance water quality by maximizing the water plants into fertilizer, bio-gas and art crafts like weaved bags, shoes and mats. Embedded in the project is the livelihood program on modern fish smoking technology. Project activities include Mobilization/Baseline Survey, Formation of Project Coordinating Team, Stakeholders’ Engagement, Construction of Production Center, Training on water hyacinth processing and Installation of smoking technology and Lessons Learnt/Knowledge Fair for global knowledge management.
Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State is faced with environmental challenges of water pollution by water hyacinth, oil spillage, poor waste management, wood burning and felling of trees for cooking and smoking of fish. The location of Ilaje is relevant to GEF OP6 focal area on international waters and the cut crossing objective of social inclusion of gender, youth and indigenous people who will make up the beneficiaries of this project.
The project enhances water quality by maximizing the menacing water plants into fertilizer and art crafts like weaved bags, shoes and mats. Embedded in the project is the livelihood program on smoked fish production via modern smoked fish kiln and technologies. The activities include Baseline Survey, Engagement of Stakeholders, Construction of Production Center, Training on water hyacinth processing and Knowledge Fair for impact documentation/M&E activities. Project indicators include one modern smoking kiln, 500 beneficiaries from the project, one digester for water hyacinth processing.
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
BETTERLIVING FOUNDATION AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
Country:
Nigeria
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 30,000.00
Project Number:
NGA/SGP/OP6/Y3/STAR/CC/18/12
Status:
Project activities completed, final reports pending
Project Characteristics and Results
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
5000 flyers on waste to wealth slogans, 1 wall banner and 1 roller banner with project information and funder logos for Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Project objectives and implementation stages would be communicated to the community gatekeepers and the external stakeholders. Social media handles and contacts of stakeholders would be collated so that information and reports about the project will continue to be communicated online through Community of Practice via “WhatsApp” group and Twitter page. Monthly reports from BEFCAD shall also be shared to all stakeholders on the project. This is why the Knowledge Fair activity, which disseminate information, data, pictures and reports about project is of utmost importance.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Number of innovations or new technologies developed / applied 1
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 30
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 50

Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator
 

Address

13 ISAAC OYINSAN STREET, PARINOVE B/STOP, OPPOSITE RUBBY’S COURT, OKE-IJEBU, AKURE, ONDO STATE P.O.BOX 1283,
AKURE, ONDO STATE , South West ,
 

Website

http://beterliving_foundation@yahoo.com

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