Women in Africa (WIA) 54 Programme 2022 for African Women Entrepreneurs

Through its WIA 54 programme, WIA is committed to supporting 10,000 African women entrepreneurs by 2030 through training, mentoring, communication and access to finance. The goal is to contribute to the creation of 100,000 jobs and to contribute to the generation of $10 billion in revenue for the African economy by 2030. WIA54 identifies remarkable…

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Upcoming funding opportunity: Women RISE: Research to support women’s health and economic empowerment for a COVID-19 Recovery that is Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitable

Women RISE (Women’s health and economic empowerment for a COVID-19 Recovery that is Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitable) is a new initiative to support action-oriented research on how women’s health and their work (paid or unpaid) intersect and interact in the context of preparing for, responding to and recovering from COVID-19. Background The COVID-19 pandemic and…

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NETCO Empowers 13 Iruland Youths with Vocational Skills

National Engineering and Technical Company (NETCO), a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, has reiterated its commitment to empowering youths in its host community with vocational skills to enable them to contribute to national development. Its Managing Director, Johnson Awoyomi, made the pledge, at the weekend, during the graduation ceremony of 13 youths from Iru community, Iru…

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Nigeria Loses 6.5m Barrels of Oil to Force Majeure, Sabotage in December

There appears to be no end in sight to the financial and resource haemorrhage in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, with the country once more losing as much as 6.596 million barrels of oil in its December 2021 production. At an average of $75 per barrel that crude oil sold last month and an official…

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Corporate Sustainability: The Role of Human Resources

In recent years there has been significant discussion in business and academic circles, and in the popular press about ‘corporate sustainability.' Other concepts like Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), ‘sustainable development’ and "corporate social responsibility" have also been frequently, and not totally correctly, used in conjunction with, or as synonyms for this term. Why has corporate…

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Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) Africa 2022 for emerging young emerging African Leaders

The Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) offers you proven tools and knowledge from experts who can help you to put sustainability at the heart of your strategy and take your leadership to the next level. The programme is based on Sweden’s prominent position in innovation and sustainable business – and its connection to the global economy.…

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LASEPA Staff Banned from Plastics and Pet Bottles

The Lagos State Government in a bid to stress the use of biodegradable materials or plastic bottles have revealed concerns over the incorrigible use of pet bottles and plastics by Lagos State residents and it’s the negative impacts it poses on the environment. The government has declared a formal ban on the use of plastics…

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Wema Bank Pledges to Environmental Sustainability

With the harmful effects of climate change no longer news in our present world, Wema bank has pledged full support for reducing carbon emission in the environment by adopting environmentally sustainable operations. As the world at large strengthen its efforts to reduce climate change impacts drastically, Wema bank with the aim to boost operational efficiency…

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CSR-in-Action Partners IBWU Foundation, Launches Cleaner Communities Initiative

Sub-Saharan Africa’s foremost sustainability consulting, advocacy and training enterprise, CSR-in-Action, has entered a partnership with It-Begins-With-U (IBWU) Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based out of Canada, led by a volunteer team passionate about bringing about positive attitudinal change in Nigerian communities. The team are working on a collective passion to give back to the community through…

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The True Cost of Governance in Nigeria

Nigeria is undoubtedly blessed with vast natural resources, rich economic potential and human capital. However, in Africa’s largest economy, extreme social inequality and poverty are the order of the day. The bountiful resources Nigeria is blessed with are so unevenly distributed that the country termed as the poverty capital of the world is also home…

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Extractive Working Group Non-State Actors Strategy Meeting of the Nigeria Open Government Partnership

The Open Government Partnership National Action Plan II Extractive Transparency Strategy Meeting convened by Global Rights Nigeria in partnership with CISLAC took place on the 17th of September 2021 with representatives from OGP, Global Rights, Publish What You Pay, Women in Mining Nigeria (WIMIN), Spaces For Change, Dataphyte, CSR-in-Action, Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN), Order Paper,…

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WHAT AFTER OIL: Climate and Environmental Resilience in Extractive Communities

The global shift toward more sustainable energy technologies has created a global demand for hydrocarbon fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas. Although it is unclear how long this transition will take, it is sure to have a significant impact on the fortunes of oil-dependent economies like Nigeria. Most affected by this will…

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