Gender, Social Inclusion And Low-Carbon Economy In Nigeria

By Kelvin Alohan

The Coordinator, 100 Women Lobby Group, Mrs. Tariere Egbegi, and the and Secretary, Child Protection Network, Rivers State, Mrs. Blessing Godson Horsfall, both of whom spoke on the topic ‘Gender and social inclusion on the pathway towards a low-carbon economy in Nigeria,’ in the 2nd edition of Just Energy Transition (JET) half hour on Royal FM and Wave FM respectively, underscored the importance of gender and social inclusion on Nigeria’s pathway towards a low-carbon economy.

The JET half hour which runs on Royal Fm, Yenagoa and Wave FM Port Harcourt, is sponsored by Youth and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) in Bayelsa and Rivers state in partnership with Spaces for Change and support from Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), is part of the project titled ‘From Exclusion to Inclusion in National Transition Plans,’ under the auspices of the Extractive Industry and Climate Change Governance Project.

The resource persons who identified the challenges of transitioning from fossil fuel to renewable energy in a hydrocarbon-dependent economy like Nigeria, elaborated on how the transitioning will likely impact women and persons with disability in particular, and people in oil and gas producing communities in the Niger Delta, in general.

While emphasizing the need to ensure adequate gender and social inclusion, they identified steps that can be taken to address the impacts and challenges on the pathway to a greener, low-carbon economy in Nigeria. Click the recordings below to get details of the conversation.




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