Nigeria’s Youth Parliament Speakers advocate initiative on Climate
…Holds robust engagement with AfDB chairman, Adesina
In a significant discourse held during the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28), Rt Hon Osawemwenhio Uwagboe, the esteemed Chairman of the Conference of State Youth Parliament Speakers of Nigeria, engaged in an impactful discussion advocating vital initiatives with Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank. This discussion marked a pivotal moment in addressing pressing development and climate challenges faced by Nigeria and the broader African continent.
The meeting encompassed multifaceted discussions aimed at addressing critical challenges, prominently focusing on climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies specifically tailored for Nigeria and African nations. Rt Hon Uwagboe passionately advocated sustainable initiatives, increased investment opportunities in renewable energy, and the imperative need for enhanced infrastructure development to combat the adverse effects of climate change.
Furthermore, the conversation underscored the indispensable role of empowering Nigerian and African youth. Rt Hon Uwagboe passionately emphasized the significance of youth empowerment programs, entrepreneurship initiatives, and education focused on climate resilience and sustainability. The discussion illuminated the pivotal role the African Development Bank could play in supporting these initiatives, nurturing a generation equipped to confront future challenges.
Central to the dialogue was Rt Hon Uwagboe’s steadfast advocacy, highlighting the pressing need for collaboration among diverse sectors. While not a collaboration in itself, the discussion paved the way for potential collaboration between government bodies, private sectors, NGOs, and international organizations. This envisioned collaboration aims to maximize efforts in addressing climate change challenges and ensuring sustainable development across Nigeria and the African continent.
Expressing hope for implementation in the near future, Rt Hon Osawemwenhio Uwagboe concluded the meeting with Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, fostering a vision for impactful partnerships and initiatives. This advocacy signifies a crucial step towards a sustainable future, marked by the pursuit of collaboration, innovation, and concerted efforts to uplift communities and tackle climate change.
This advocacy stands as a testament to Nigeria’s commitment to addressing critical global challenges, fostering youth empowerment, and propelling sustainable development, setting a precedent for potential collaboration and positive change across Africa.