NAGGW, Stakeholders Seek Interventions for Climate Change in Sahel
A stakeholders’ workshop on strengthening of Pan African Agency of the Great Green Wall (PAGGW) and Great Green Wall (GGW) structures, through implementating climate initiatives and dissemination of successful restoration experiences, under the scaling-up resilience in Africa’s Great Green Wall (SURAGGWA), is underway in Abuja.
The two-day national workshop is organized by the National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW), together with PAGGW, and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.
In a welcome address, Dr. Bukar Hassan, said the workshop will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to consider a component of the multi-country project to be presented to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for funding.
According to Dr. Hassan, Director General of NAGGW, the project will help address the devastating impacts of climate change in the Sahel by scaling-up successful adaptation and mitigation interventions in the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sectors.
Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mr. Abel Olumuyiwa Enitan, in his remark, said the workshop is important as it has to do with governance related-issues needed for effective implementation of the SURAGGWA Project after the required resources are obtained.
Enitan, who was represented Mr. Stanley Jonah, Director of Planning, Research and Statistics at the Ministry, noted that the eventual approval of the multi-country project shall give the required impetus to the GGW programme implementation in Nigeria.
Experts and participants said the workshop will build their capacity, pledging to fulfil their organisation’s commitment towards implementing the SURAGGWA Project.