Sustainable Solutions for Green Growth (SSforGG), a youth-led non-profit organisation, has trained youth on capacity building, aimed at instilling climate resilience and promoting sustainable development practices in Nigeria
The workshop which took place at Kano State University of Science and Technology and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi recently, was targeted at young people, women, and vulnerable communities.
A statement by Azeez Abubakar, the founder of Sustainable Solutions for Green Growth, and made available to BusinessDay on Monday, stated that the workshops were designed to build the resilience of young people and vulnerable to withstand the impacts of climate change and make a positive impact in building the nation.
The workshops, according to him covered a wide range of topics, including climate change science, sustainable agriculture, and adaptation of strategies, renewable energy, impacts and waste management.
He added that the training was held in collaboration with Green Energy Mission Africa, which supported the initiative to promote sustainable energy practices and protect the environment.
“The workshops are part of SSforGG’s Educate 4 Climate Action project, which is aimed to raise awareness of the importance of climate action and promote effective responses to increasing climate change challenges.
“SSforGG empowers young people and vulnerable communities to build climate resilience. Participants were also resources to integrate sustainable practices into their daily lives, agric businesses and communities,” he explained.
Azeez, disclosed that the project aligns with Sustainable Development Goal 13 aimed to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
He promised that SSforGG will continue to Educate the 4 Climate Action project, calling on other organizations, public institutions, and government agencies to support the initiative.
“As climate change continues to pose a significant threat to the environment and communities around the world, initiatives, like Educate 4 Climate Action, become even more critical,” he added.
Similarly, the Founder of Green Energy Mission Africa, Abubakar Shuiabu noted that the workshops provided an opportunity for young people and vulnerable communities to interact and learn from experienced professionals in the field of climate change and sustainable development.
Shuaibu said the ultimate goal is to foster a culture of climate resilience and sustainable living in Nigeria.
According to him, the workshops drew participants from various backgrounds, including students, farmers, entrepreneurs, and community leaders.
Shuaibu added that the training sessions were interactive, engaging, and informative, with participants expressing enthusiasm and interest in learning more about climate action and sustainable development.