Who We Are
CLIMATE CONNECT INITIATIVE – formerly known as Climate Change Network Nigeria
(CCN-Nigeria) – is a non-profit, national coalition of over 150 diverse civil society organizations from across Nigeria working on promoting climate-friendly Nigeria and sustainable development through multi-sectoral approach and partnership. Climate-Connect is a member of the global civil society Network – Climate Action Network (CAN) International and its West African subsidiary – CANWA. We focus on building a world where people and nature thrive, thus, we are committed to fighting climate change through education, advocacy, and community outreach.
Join us today in our mission to create a sustainable future.
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Our mission is to educate communities (stakeholders, partners, youths etc) enhance their capacity and provide resources to help them take action.
We advocate for policies that promote adaptation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and. We advocate for "just transition” to 100% renewables.
At Climate-Connect, we believe in a multi-pronged approach to fighting climate change. We
Conducting research on climate change and innovative methods to promote nature-based climate-solution actions.
Empowering stakeholders with access to innovative technologies.
Supporting local economic development (LED) and start-ups to develop renewable
Advocating for nature-based, climate-friendly policies and implementation of SDGs.
Influencing/lobbying policymakers on:
Promoting access to renewable energy for all.
Promoting adaptation best practices
Pushing for climate justice
Organizing social empowerment programs such as: climate-connect, climate speak-out or voice out, climate-arts and climate-leader events.
Distributing information on climate change.
Strengthening capacity, knowledge and skills of communities to respond to climate change.
Our Projects and Initiatives
As a Community, Climate-Connect ensures that our members are poised to making a difference in the following areas:
We support and promote local recycling programs, create jobs, and reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.
- The Million Trees Initiative, Recycling Made Easy, Regenerative/sustainable Agricultural Practices.
We help communities strengthen their resilience to climate change impacts and providing alternative livelihoods and local economic development to reduce poverty.
- Resilient Cities, Climate-Smart Agriculture, Rural-Urban Climate Resilience.
We connect and communicate with the communities through our social and educational empowerment programs that would build their capacity to respond with effective actions against climate change.
- Climate Education, Nature-based Solutions.
- Renewable Energy, Circular Economy.
- Youth Action and Networking, Catch-Them-Young
- Climate-Connect/Lobbying, Climate-Speak-Out/Voice Out, Climate-Arts and Climate Leaders events.
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Prof. Emmanuel Olukayode Oladipo
Chair/President of the BoT, Climate Connect
Dr. Priscilla Achakpa
Founder/Global President, Women Environmental Programme (WEP)
Rv. Fr. Patrick John Ngoyi
Executive Director. Justice, Development & Peace Commission (JDPC), Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria
Dr. Abiola Afolabi Akiode
Executive Director, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARD-C)
Hon. Bridget Anyafulu
Executive Director · Intl Centre For Women Empowerment & Child Dev (ICWECD)
Member of the BoT of Climate Connect
Secretary of the BoT and National Coordinator of Climate Connect