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Civic Space And Energy Transition Deliberations In The Niger Delta

By Kelvin Alohan

In this edition of the Just Energy Transition (JET) half hour sponsored by Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC), the role a free civic space can play in just energy transition process in Nigeria and the Niger Delta in particular, was the subject of discussion.

Speaking on Royal FM, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, Mr. Maxwell Ati, Executive Director, Synergycare Development Initiative (SDI), and Mr. Alexander MaQuez, Team Lead, Visible Charity Global Foundation, who spoke on Wave FM, Port Harcourt, both explained what can be done to facilitate the pathway towards just energy transition through free civic space.

While advising the government and community members on civic space and just energy transition, the resource persons underscored how effective synergy between organizations in the civic space can result to developmental benefits for the people.

The JET half hour is part of the project titled ‘From Exclusion to Inclusion in National Just Transition Plans, being implemented by YEAC in Beyalsa and Rivers states in partnership with Spaces for Change and support from Africa Centre for Energy Policy, under the auspices of the Extractive Industry and Climate Change Governance Project. Click the audios below to listen.

AUDIO 1

Click on the link below for AUDIO 2

https://soundcloud.com/extractive360/just-energy-transition-rivers-audio-6

 

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