Here are some of HOMEF’s engagements as we round up for the year and as the new year, 2020 begins:
National Youth Climate Innovation Hub
In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, and the Department of Climate Change in Nigeria, HOMEF is facilitating the National Youth Climate Innovation Hub which is scheduled to hold on 11-12 November 2019 and aims to harvest bright ideas from young people for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Media Engagement in Port Harcourt
HOMEF will be hosting a media event in Port Harcourt on 13th November 2019 that aims to harness, appreciate and strengthen reportage on climate and environmental issues.
Dialogue with Farmers on Food and the Farming System
On 20th November 2019 in Enugu, Enugu State, HOMEF will hold a Dialogue with farmers drawn from several farming communities in the South East of Nigeria to discuss and learn on the current challenges in food production, the implications of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Agriculture and on the way forward for food sovereignty and climate resilience.
Media Training and Lawyers’ Roundtable on the State of Biosafety in Nigeria
Media practitioners in Lagos, on the 26th of November 2019, will be looking critically at issues bordering on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Nigeria, on public awareness regarding the issue and on the role of the media in promoting factful and complete information to preserve our biodiversity and ensure that Nigerians make informed decisions with regard to food and agricultural biotechnology.
Following the media training, on 28th November 2019, HOMEF will hold a round table discussion with lawyers in Abuja which will focus on the legal issues around the use of GMOs in Nigeria, the National Biosafety Management Agency Act, and strategies to ensure proper regulations and promotion of biosafety in Nigeria.
FishNet Dialogue in Senegal
HOMEF is organising a FishNet Dialogue in Senegal on 28th November 2019 to discuss and exchange on the impacts of oil exploration on fishers and their livelihood. FishNet is a network of fishers across Africa who are engaged in, promotes sustainable fishing in line with ecosystem limits and stand in solidarity against extractive activities in water bodies.
Biosafety Conference, 2020
A major biosafety conference will hold in March 2020 in the city of Abuja with various stakeholders including farmers, researchers, civil society organisations, faith based organisations, legal practitioners, law makers, academics and the media. Focus will be on Nigeria’s Food and Farming System; the regulation of agricultural biotechnology and other emerging technologies and their implications. The conference will chart the way forward for food sovereignty and sustain-able solutions for the food and climate challenges.
To participate in any of these events or contribute your ideas, you can send an email to [email protected]