Dear Friends & Partners,
The month of October tested our resolve globally and particularly Nigeria as a nation and exposed further that the effects of climate change are stark in Nigeria, and the reports coming out of several parts of the country paint a bleak outlook. More than ever as an organization, we are more deliberate in our efforts to raise awareness among government agencies and citizens of the need for effective waste management, tree planting and reforestation efforts.
I welcome you all to the month of November. This new month offers us as individuals, organizations and as a nation the platform to spotlight the African continents special needs, circumstances and opportunities as we join global leaders in the climate change debate at the #COP27 to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. View the African Women & Girls Demands for COP27
In the light of the foregoing, we are also excited to in a short while implement sustainable actions through the “Sustainable Action for a Green Planet” Project with support from Women Environmental Programme (WEP) one of the leading climate organizations in Nigeria and funding from Christian Aid which is targeted at implementing actions that will ensure that the population of locals are resilient to the impacts of climate change in different regions of the country alongside @WGC_Climate, @HipcityHub, @murnakatsina, @EcoBarter, @ChachaviviWomen, @newfoundationng.
Furthermore, as we journey to the 2023 general elections, we are more than poised to ensure the increased participation of vulnerable & displaced populations in the electoral processes in Nigeria through continued advocacies & stakeholders’ engagement toward adequate implementation of the INEC-IDP Voting Framework. With the support of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and collaboration with Benue INEC, we carried out priority registration of IDPs under the CVR Campaign to get their PVCs and in the next couple of weeks would commence massive Voter education through Theatre-for-development (TFDs) and tent-to-tent show me your PVC campaign across conflict-affected communities hosting Internally Displaced Persons.
To crown efforts for the month of November, we are poised to feed 2000 Households drawn from vulnerable & displaced populations in Benue & Nasarawa States through our yearly program “Christmas Kitchen” this coming December and would appreciate well-meaning individuals and organizations to partner with us as we strive to feed lactating mothers, children and the aged. Kindly support the project in any way you can. DONATE!
We look forward to taking a deeper dive into these insights and interventions more as we round up the year 2022. CLHEI continues to call for meaningful partnership and collaborations to address the issues of climate change, Gender equality & social inclusion and concerted efforts to mitigate the effects of sexual and Gender based violence in our communities.
Thank you all and God bless you!