Sustainable Development Goals - Afe Babalola University
ABUAD University’s Provision of Local Education Programmes and Campaigns on Climate Change

ABUAD University’s Provision of Local Education Programmes and Campaigns on Climate Change

The OGEES Institute at ABUAD organizes awareness campaigns on climate change risks, impacts, mitigation, and adaptation.

In addition to spearheading research on climate change, the ABUAD Climate Change Symposium organized by the Institute every year, in partnership with local environmental groups. In 2022, ABUAD in partnership with Triple G Eco-Revival Solutions, as part of the World Environment Day (WED) 2022 tagged “Only One Earth” celebrations provide targeted awareness and sensitization campaigns for children, youth, women and stakeholders on the key impacts of climate change, and approaches for acceleration mitigation, adaptation and the review of the University Climate Change Action Plan.

It was climaxed with the exploratory journey to the space at the ABUAD Planetarium.

In 2022, ABUAD collaborates with NGOs, CBOs and Government on Climate Change Disaster Management and Hazard Mitigation Campaign.

Afe Babalola University has taken 2022 edition of her campaign to save our planet in the areas of climate change disaster management and hazard mitigation framework by collaborating with community-based organizations (CBOs), Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Ekiti State Government and Nigeria’s ministries, departments and agencies of government (MDAs).

In a bid to deepen her determined vision through advocacy to ensure that our planet is free of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, carbon emission and preventing undue depletion of the ozone layer, ABUAD has engaged CBOs, NGOs local, state and federal government in a discussion on Climate Change Disaster Management and Hazard Mitigation Plan. The event was held at the Alfa Belgore Hall, of Afe Babalola University on the 12th of November 2022. It was also attended by Former President of Nigeria, General Olusegun Obasanjo (Rtd), The Governor of Ekiti State, His Excellency, Governor Biodun Oyebanji, the representative of the President of Nigeria, HE President Mohammadu Buhari ably represented by Mrs Adenike Orelope-Adefulire, Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Monarchs, Community-Based Organization, Non-Governmental Organizations, top government functionaries, the staff and students of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD, Nigeria..

ABUAD Climate Change Seminar (L-R, Governor Biodun Oyebanji, Ekiti State Governor, former President of Nigeria General Olusegun Obasanjo (Rtd), Founder, ABUAD Aare Afe Babalola, and His Wife Yeye Aare Modupe Babalola

Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi, Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Law, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnership (ARISP) who also doubles as the Director of ABUAD OGEES discussed the various types of disaster inherent in climate change and phases of hazard mitigation planning process which include firstly, organizing the mitigation planning process with its attendant resources with as it affects every member of the stakeholders, secondly, a risk assessment of the impact of hazard as it affects the various societal groups were a critically examined with respect to the various risk mitigants that will be put it in place to cushion the negative impact, thirdly, having considered the risk mitigants, a robust strategic framework was discussed that will assuage and ensure sustainable prevention of future occurrence of the negative impact of hazards on the society and lastly, the adoption and implementation plans were agreed upon by the participants.

Barrister Oluwaseyi Ebenezer, the Chief Executive Officer of Triple Green Environmental Developments (TGED), a non-governmental organization thanked the Founder/Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Aare Afe Babalola for his resilient attitude at ensuring zero GHG emissions by organizing this event annually. She pledges the support of her NGO to continually support this Hazard Mitigation Plans in Ado Ekiti Local Government, Ekiti State and Nigeria as a whole. She emphasized that this 2022 edition is another testament to determination of ABUAD to meet her Climate Action Plan of ensuring carbon neutrality by 2025.

Ewi of Ado – Ekiti, His Royal Majesty Oba Adejugbe who spoke on behalf of the royal fathers and community-based organizations expressed optimism on our planet becoming very safe by the initiative of ABUAD through its Founder, Aare Afe Babalola and the invaluable support of the entire staff and management of Afe Babalola University. He said that he will ensure the domestication of the plan at the rural communities for its positive impact.

Mrs. Adefunke Orelope-Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) who represented the President Mohammadu Buhari GCFR at the event highlighted the federal government’s commitment to zero GHG emissions said the initiative of ABUAD at preventing climate change disaster and assuage its attendant risk is worthy of commendation. She pledges the government’s continued support at ensuring that adequate publicity will be made to ensure the proper domestication of ABUAD’s climate change disaster management strategies and hazard mitigation processes discussed at today’s event. She added that ABUAD initiative of ensuring zero carbon emission is totally in tandem with the President Buhari’s vision of meeting the 2030 of carbon neutrality in Nigeria.

The Governor of the Ekiti State, Governor Biodun Oyebanji was full of praise by pouring encomiums on the Founder of Afe Babalola University for taking the initiative and solely financing the resourceful and rewarding symposium. In his words “The import of Climate Change disaster and hazard cannot be over-emphasized while it is a must to mitigate them” He pledged the government full support to achieve the carbon neutrality goal.

Aare Afe Babalola (the Founder and Chancellor of ABUAD) was indeed pleased with the buy-in of every participant as contained in the responses by the representative of each group. He said with the enthusiasm shown by the government and the public, our planet will indeed become safe. He congratulated his students, staff and management team for organizing this event.

Tagged: abuadafe babalola universityDVC ARISPOGEES

The ABUAD Green Club also organizes local education campaigns and events aimed at promoting youth awareness and action on climate change.

Tagged: ABISabuadafe babalola universityNigeria

IT Manager

Add comment

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular

Most discussed