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On November 30, 2016, Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) signed a MoA in connection to a project financed by the Global Environmental Facility-Small Grant Program (GEF-SGP),……
ETETKWURU PROJECT STATUS REPORT
On November 30, 2016, Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) signed a MoA in connection to a project financed by the Global Environmental Facility-Small Grant Program (GEF-SGP), to be implemented by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on behalf of the three GEF implementing agencies: UNDP, UNEP and the World Bank.
The project in reference being the Reclamation of Oil Spill Degraded Farm Lands Through Sustainable Agroforestry in Etekwuru-Egbema, Abacheke-Egbema and Ugada-Egbema of Ohaji-Egbema LGA, Imo State.
This pilot project which is part of community outreach program of FYD to empower Nigerian youths (women and men) at the community/grassroots level to proactively participate in environmental remediation for sustainable development and poverty alleviation.
In concert with FYD’s international partners with expertise in oil spill clean-up, this project has employed international best practices on soil remediation and utilized waste from local palm oil mills as organic fertilizer for agroforestry practices on reclaimed farm lands and economic tree planting on arable community lands.
While the Abacheke –Egbema and Ugada Egbema Projects of Ohaji Egbema have been completed successfully with greater impacts on the community in Consistent with the project objective of oil spill regraded land reclamation, FYD and its local project implementation partners at Abacheke-Egbema and Ugada-Egbema has regained vegetation at an oil spill degraded site at Ugada-Egbema, while engaging in community empowerment agro-forestry project in Abacheke-Egbema. The community empowerment component at Abacheke involved banana, plantain and cassava cultivation, with an irrigation system through solar powered borehole.
While at Etekwuru-Egbema FYD had successful engaged project 30 households for 3 acres cassava cultivation during phase I of this project,
- Economic tree planting (palm trees) at Etekwuru-Egbema started with site clearing and procurement of seedlings. Work was interrupted due to internal community conflict.
- the oil spill impacted site remediation at Etekwuru has not registered the expected due to a combination of natural disaster (flood at impacted site), and communal Leadership conflict resulting in stoppage of work.
- FYD has met with the current Etekwuru – community leadership and is working on resolving the internal community leadership conflicts.
- After consultations with the new community leadership, a MoU is now under consideration between FYD and Etekwuru-Egbema community to ensure smooth handover of project outcome and a sustainability plan.
- The community leadership has however called for a community meeting to resolve the conflicts and there after sign the MoU. And return a copy to FYD for continuation of the works .they have also promised to invite FYD for a meeting on November 11, 2020 for signing of the MOU.
Commission of Solar Powered borehole for farm irrigation at Abacheke-Egbema Cassava/Plantain/Banana plantation…..
- Commission of Solar Powered borehole for farm irrigation at Abacheke-Egbema Cassava/Plantain/Banana plantation
- Provision of portable drinking water for the immediate community in Abacheke-Egbema
- Daily water storage capacity of 4,000 liters
- Year round provision of water for farm irrigation
- The use of renewable energy source for sustainable agricultural practices
- Climate change mitigation using solar power as opposed to diesel powered generator
The Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) in partnership with the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme office has successfully trained about Three Hundred (300) ex-agitators on skills acquisition
The Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) in partnership with the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme office has successfully trained about Three Hundred (300) ex-agitators on skills acquisition in sundry disciplines such as Industrial Welding at Tati University College, Malaysia; Shore-based Maritime studies at Haiphong Polytechnic College, Vietnam and Copenhagen Malmo Maritime Academy (CMMA), Sweden.
Conclusion and Award of “Greater Egbema Secondary School Essay Competition
Conclusion and Award of “Greater Egbema Secondary School Essay Competition”
- 1st Place Winner: Global Comprehensive Secondary School
N50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira)
- 2nd Place: Queen of Heaven Secondary School: N25,000 (Twenty-Five Thousand Naira)
- 3rd Place: Modern Secondary School: N10,000 (Ten Thousand Naira)
Essay Title: “Use of Organic Composting Vs. Chemical Fertilizer”
Each participating school was required to present their work with a team of students, typed (not hand-written).
Winning schools have been instructed to utilize prize money to start composting activities in their respective school. FYD will be reporting on the outcome of each school activities in our final report. Winning schools reported weather related challenges, however, organic composting has been adopted as a routine school activity.