Editorial team: [see brief bio’s below]
• Ngozi Joe-Ikechebelu
• Angela Oyilieze Akanwa
• Helen Obioma Agu
• Vic Neufeld (advisor)

Introduction:

This module is intended to:
1. Provide an introduction to the climate change situation in Nigeria. [see the YouTube film below]

2. Summarize national climate change initiatives by the Nigerian government [See readings 1 and 2 below)

3. Facilitate the exploration of some follow-up ideas, presented below.

Resources:

A. Readings:
• In October 2015 the government of Nigeria, in preparation to adopt the Paris Climate Change agreement in December 2015, submitted its “Intended Nationally Determined Contribution” (INDC). (see reference 1: Interim Nationally Determined Contribution – Executive Summary)

• In June 2020, the government published a new National Adaptation Plan Framework (see reference 2: Nigeria’s National Adaptation Plan Framework).

B. Videos & Films:
• Youtube film “No Where to Run-Nigeria’s Climate and Environmental Crisis”

C. Other relevant websites:
• Department of Climate Change (Government of Nigeria): announces itself as “the Gateway to National Action on Climate Change”. In particular, see the “downloads” tab where key documents and publications are available.

D. Networks:
• the Nigeria Coalition for EcoSocial Health Research (NCEHR) is a relatively new organization based in Anambra state. See: https://ncehr.org

Climate Change Network Nigeria. See: www.climatenetwork.org . This national network is part of an international Climate Action Network.

Ideas for further exploration:
1. We propose using this module project as a tool for interactions with and between the Nigeria Working Group (NWG) and the NCEHR.

2. We propose identifying Anambra state as a “case study” – to illustrate how initiatives in this specific geographic region can reflect “one Planet living”.

Editorial team bio’s:

Ngozi Joe-Ikechebelu: Department of Community Medicine/Primary Health Care. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Amaku-Awka Campus, Anambra State.
Special interests in climate change in Nigeria in areas that will collaborate with communities, such as integrated knowledge translation and capacity building. This will align knowledge and actions of community-based research practices in Nigeria for social determinants of health equity
Contact email: ngozijoseph13@gmail.com

Angela Oyilieze Akanwa: Department of Environmental Management, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Uli Campus, Anambra State.
Special interests in green gas emission, vegetation loss, food security and hazards such as gully erosion, mining and flood.
Contact email: angela.akanwa1@gmail.com .

Helen Obioma Agu: Department of Food Science and Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Anambra State. Special interests in how climate change affects food production , food security and nutrition.
Contact email: helenoagu@gmail.com