Awareness on National Climate Change Policy and Ways of Mitigation & Adaptation

Title: Create Awareness of communities and all stakeholders on the National Climate Change Policy and Ways of Mitigation & Adaptation.

Kind of activity: Town Hall meeting and Capacity Building of the Community Members and other stakeholders on the National Climate change Policy

Date(s): 10th Nov. 2017

The Capacity Building of community members /other stakeholders on Climate Change Policy and Ways of Adaptation  and Mitigations, Group Photographs’ of partic ipants in the Programme.

Venue: Nkwocha Community Hall ,Umorie community ,Umorie Ukwa West LGA of Abia State.


 Objective of the activity: (This should be sub-objective of the overall objective set out in the project pro

The Objective of the Activity is to sensitize the rural communities and other stakeholders on the effects of climate change and ways of mitigating the Effects through the legal instrument enshrined in the National Climate change Policy and other interventions measures,

 Methodology:(What method was used during the activity?) Advocacy

  • consultation
  • Paper Presentation
  • Capacity Building
  • Question & Answer Session.

 Agenda: (Give a brief on the content of the activity.)

  • Opening Prayer
  • Opening Remark
  • Introduction of the NACGOND/FENRAD Dutch Project
  • Presentation on Climate Change and the need for Stakeholders engagement in Mitigation
  • Climate Change as it Affect Oil Producing Communities.
  • Presentation on the National Climate Change Policy and Stakeholders Commitment
  • Discussion, Questions and Answers.
  • The Next Step
  • Refreshment and House Keeping
  • Closing Remark and Prayers


Expected activities to be undertaken: (As contained in the Log Frame)

To Build the Capacity of the Rural Communities of the Effects of Climate Change.

Engagement of the Oil producing Commission in the State to advocate for Climate Related Programme to empower the Oil Host Communities.

To organize a Climate Change Workshop by Leveraging on the National Climate Change Policy

To Engage the State Government and Policy Makers to Consider Climate Change Mitigating Factors as Part of its Policy thrust and through Legislation

Activity Narrative:

(Give a detailed description of the output which is the scheduled activities intended to result in the outcome. Note that the output must be in line with those stated in the budget outline.)FENRAD as a member of NACGOND and is implementing the Dutch Project, on 10TH  November 2017.FENRAD held an awareness creation and capacity building of the Stakeholders and Rural Communities on  National Climate Change Policy at NKWOCHA COMMUNITY in Uuorie West LGA of Abia State one of the oil Producing Community in Abia State. The meeting is a gathering of Community members and other Stakeholders to educate them on the National Climate Change Policy and other mitigating Factors in their Area. As one of the oil producing communities which have experienced Oil Spill and Gas flaring, flooding and drought it is pertinent to educate them on the climate change and ways of mitigation. In A paper Presentation by Mr, Bejamin Ubelebe. NACGOND Project officer, Theme; National Adaptation Strategy and Plan of  Action on Climate Change for Nigeria-A Niger Delta Climate Action Programme .The General Objective of the Presentation is Building Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change. He Stress that  The most compelling climate change evidence scientists have of climate change is long term data relating atmospheric CO2 levels and global temperature, sea level, the expanse of ice, the

fossil record and the distribution of species.  This data, which goes back millions of years, shows a strong correlation between CO2 levels and temperature. Recent data shows a trend of increasing temperature and rising CO2 levels beginning in the early 19th century.

Because all parts of the global climate are connected, scientists have been able to create models of how changes caused by heating should work their way through the entire system and appear in different areas, for example, sea level, intemperate weather, the movement of fish species in the ocean. Testing whether or not predicted changes have occurred is an important way to verify underlying theory. Global warming occurs with the emission of carbon dioxide (Co2) and other pollutants (green house gases) into the atmosphere and these gases absorb sunlight as well as solar radiation retracting from the earth’s surface. This results in a phenomenon called greenhouse effect.

Normally, the radiation from the earth is supposed to escape on its own into space but with the presence of pollutants in the atmosphere, a greenhouse effect occurs causing the earth to become warm.

There are Various  Visual Impacts of Climate Change which include. Melting Glaciers .Rising Sea Levels, Flooding and Worsen Drought. Supercell Storms, increasing Tornados and other deforestation Activities that Affect the mango trees and Other Aquatic lives which will Adversely affect our Environment. The Awareness creation was one of its kind as stakeholders are Eager to know the Exploration Activities in their Community and how it Affect the Environment and Areas of Engagement with the IOC in intervention and Mitigation. The Community Development Committee Chairman Mr. Light Enwereji

On Behalf of the Traditional Ruler of the Community commended FENRAD/NACGOND for Brining Such Activity and Hope  Such Awareness Creation Will Be Sustained to bring to their  Knowledge on the climate Change issues and Ways of mitigation. Representative of the Various Communities in Owaza  Applauded FENRAD for the Programme and Express Support to partner with the organization in this Initiative to Engage the State Government and IOCs to discuss climate change issues and press for policy direction and Legislation. Comrade Nelson Nnanna Nwafor of FENRAD  Urge the Community member to consider  Climate  change in their Plan and Programme as a thing that has come to stay, so much Awareness have to be created to educate populace of the climate change its mitigation factors. There was Answers and Questions Session where Participants asked various question ranging from deforestation, Environmental Pollution, bush burning, community women sensitization on deforestation and other climatic effects who was answered by the resource Person. It was agreed to set up Environmental Climate change group in the community where there will be periodic Engagement of the members of the community on climate change Advocacy and other interventions that address Environmental challenges in the community.

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