By Kelvin Alohan
Strategic networks and partnerships building from local to international level, have been identified as a key factor in Nigeria’s energy transition journey.
To this end, Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) focused the 11th edition of its Just Energy Transition (JET) radio program in Bayelsa state to discuss the role of different stakeholders towards the actualization of just transition in Nigeria.
Speaking on Royal FM Yenagoa, on the topic ‘Building Coalitions for Just Energy Transition: The Role of MDAs and Women Groups in Bayelsa State’, Assistant Chief State Counsel, Bayelsa State Ministry of Justice Ebinimi Burutolu Esq, gave insights into how coalitions can be built at the local and state levels in Bayelsa State.
Burutolu, a former Vice President of FIDA, a group of women lawyers, also spoke about the roles ministries, departments and agencies of government can play in just energy transition particularly in Bayelsa State. She also emphasised on the role women groups have a role to play in the transition process, as she gave recommendations on how various groups and coalitions can work with civil society organizations such as YEAC, to facilitate the pathway towards Just Energy Transition in Nigeria.
The JET radio program is being implemented by (YEAC) in partnership with Spaces for Change and support from Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP).
Click the audio below for the full conversation.