Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation with the support of 350.org in 2019 commissioned a research to unravel the status of coal mining in Nigeria. The report showed that coal was being mined in Kogi and Gombe State. The mining activities has led to extensive environmental degradation including the contamination of air, water
Trees for Homes Initiative involves the planting of fruit and indigenous trees in the home depending on the available space. The presence of food and indigenous trees in one’s home has lots of benefit to both the homeowner and the environment at large. Here are a few of the benefits one can expect from having
Mike David Terungwa, Head of GIFSEP, is pleased to announce that in March 2020 his team will start the first project in Nigeria to empower communities to work with The Manatee as they face an uncertain future stronger, together. We shall work with communities along the Benue River and tributaries in Benue State, adopting The
As part of our Solar for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) initiative, Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) with support from the Policy Centre for the New South, Morroco, lights up additional 100 IDPs households in Maiduguri-Borno State. The Solar for IDPs camp is an initiative of GIFSEP which commenced in the year
The term climate change is a global phenomenon today because it affects everyone. However climate change impacts are more severe on some continents than others. In retrospect, climate change or global warming as many will understand it; is simply causes by the emission of greenhouse gases. Over the years, the continent of Europe, North America
Solar for Internally Displaced Persons Camp (Solar for IDP Camp) is an initiative of GIFSEP; (Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem) aimed at powering all IDP Camps in Nigeria with Solar. The insurgency and communal crises have displaced about 2 Million people who are taking shelter in Internally Displaced Persons Camp in different parts of the country and nearly all the camps are without electricity. Our goal is to provide clean energy access to all internally displaced persons across Nigeria by lighting up the IDP camps with Solar. We also train selected IDP’s with skills on installation and maintenance of simple solar systems.
Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation with support for European Union, Development Exchange Centre and OXFAM trained Local Government Extension Workers in a five day intensive training/workshop. The training was organized so as to empower Local Government Extension Workers with the required human capacity to sustain the achievements of PROSELL. The PROSELL project
According to Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, housing and shelter are one of man’s physiological needs; housing and shelter are one of the three basic needs of mankind and it is important for one’s survival. Good housing contributes to man’s physical and moral wellbeing and the type of house one lives in can be used
Did you know that an estimate of 500 containers each carrying about 500,000 used computers and other electronic equipment, enter the country’s ports every month from the United States, Europe and Asia? Electronic waste, commonly known as e-waste consists of products like computers, monitors, printers, television sets, mobile phones, iPods, digital cameras, irons, microwave ovens,
The greenhouse effect is the naturally occurring phenomenon that keeps the earth warm. The solar energy that comes from the sun gets absorbed by water, land and the atmosphere and is then radiated back as heat into the atmosphere, certain gases in the earth’s atmosphere prevent some of this heat from leaving the earth’s atmosphere.
In 2017, GIFSEP embarked on building the capacity of students in the FCT to address climate change in schools. For more information on the project, click here. In furtherance of the previously mentioned project, GIFSEP on Wednesday 23rd September 2020, organized a training workshop for Secondary school teachers in the FCT. The workshop took place
Globally, different days are set aside to remind and educate the world on some of the pressing issues humanity faces. From the world environment day to children day, to the International women day; events and awareness on pertinent issues take place annually. However, the beckoning question remains, what has been the impact? Does it in
The Solar for Internally Displaced Persons Camp (Solar for IDPs Camp) initiative of GIFSEP; (Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem) is aimed at powering all IDP Camps in Nigeria with Solar. Since its inception in 2018, we have been able to light up 1000 households in Internally Displaced Persons camps in the North Eastern
The growing media needed to grow a crop has varied to date. Planting on land was done by our ancestors and still is to date but in the face of food insecurity and climate change, other ways have been introduced. Hydroponics is promoted as a new way of planting that does not use soil. Planting