U.S. Government Supports Clean Cook-stoves to Save Lives (March 22, 2012)
Abuja – Nigeria: "Promoting use of clean cook-stoves represents a diplomatic and development priority for the U.S. Government," says Ambassador Terence P. McCulley at the official launch of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cook-stoves in Abuja on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Ten million clean cookstoves achievable
The Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves was launched in Abuja on Tuesday March 20, 2012. The Alliance made up of four federal government agencies, major oil and gas companies such as Shell and Oando as well as donors plan to introduce 10 million clean cookstoves by the year 2020.
Efforts to save lives in Nigeria with clean cookstoves
A UN-linked body launched a campaign in Nigeria on Tuesday aimed at preventing deaths due to toxic smoke from rudimentary cookstoves, one of the developing world's worst public health threats.
Cooking fuel – hope rises for the poor
Relief is on the way for millions of Nigeria’s families struggling to have access to affordable cooking fuels. An influential partnership of key federal government agencies, the private sector and donors have laid out plans to phase out the tradition use of fuel wood in Nigerian homes.
Radha Muthiah visits Nigeria
Radha Muthiah, the Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will visit Nigeria March 19 – 20. Muthiah will be the keynote speaker at the official launch of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves on Tuesday March 20 at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation
The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), a parastatal under the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, has commissioned the installation of an efficient microdistillery (EMD) with a capacity to produce 1,000 liters of ethanol per day from local crops and crop wastes. The EMD will be located in NABDA’s Ogbomosho Bioresource Center. The Center is located on a prime cassava and cashew belt in Ogbomosho Community, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Kudos to CBN, German Embassy and ICEED
The Central Bank of Nigeria, German Embassy in Nigeria and one of the leading non-governmental organization devoted to Environmental advocacy, the International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development (ICEED) kick-started a program in Abuja yesterday which may go a long way in reducing the dangers Nigerians could face as the threats of climate change loom on the country.
Communiqué issued at the end of the Stakeholders Workshop on Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Agricultural Insurance Reform in Nigeria.
Communiqué issued at the end of the Stakeholders Workshop on Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Agricultural Insurance Reform in Nigeria – Protecting Nigeria’s Farmers from Climate Change, organised by the Central Bank of Nigeria, in collaboration with the International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, February 27, 2012 in Abuja.
Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Agricultural Insurance Reform in Nigeria.
The Central Bank of Nigeria in collaboration with the International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development (ICEED) are working together to provide Nigeria’s farmers with protection against climate change through expansion of insurance services. In collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, these agencies are organising a workshop on legal and regulatory reforms to increase the coverage of agricultural insurance to Nigerian farmers.
NAICOM disbands monopoly of agric insurance
National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, has disbanded the monopoly of Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation, NAIC from the exclusivity of agricultural insurance in the country as the commission has open its doors to other underwriters willing to go into the lass of business.