Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

Capacity Building, Education and Public Awareness of climate change among school children, teachers and surrounding communities
To support the achievement of the 7th Goal of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which is to ensure environmental sustainability

Implementation methodologies

 Economic Trees will be planted in twenty (20) schools across Nigeria
 Climate change education and public awareness will be created in the selected twenty schools
 Each student, teachers, headmaster or principal must plant 2 trees in the selected schools
 Formation of Tree nursery in each school for future replanting and donation to the surrounding communities to plant or sell to generate wealth and subsequent replication of the project by community leaders to create jobs among youths.
 Creation of technical committee in each school involving students, teachers and community members to receive training on ensuring proper and healthy growth of the planted trees
 Promotion of ownership of the project to encourage multi- stakeholder’s participation for replication and sustainability of the initiatives.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Multi-Stakeholders engagement and capacity building workshop/training

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Volunteers, Student, Teachers, Parents Community Leaders and team of experts from Centre For Climate Change and Environmental Studies will partner will schools and host communities in rural areas to coordinate the project as a collective responsibility.


Centre For Climate Change and Environmental Studies(C4CCES)
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
Capacity Building, Education and Public Awareness
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Environmental Sustainability
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 May
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Date of completion: 19 Mar 2014
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Dr. Aminu Zakari,

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