There has been a lot of outrage on the media over the killing of close to a hundred Benue farmers by Fulani herdsmen. Two honourable members of the house of reps recently argued over the value placed on the lives of cattle compared to the value placed on the lives of human beings. Every human… Continue reading Fulani herdsmen crisis: Could this be an environmental issue?
Quite a number of people are gradually changing the perception they have about consumption. People are gradually beginning to drift towards "doing more with less". Just in case you have not heard, minimalism is the practice of addressing your needs strictly without entertaining your unnecessary wants in their true sense. This does not only save… Continue reading Minimalism: Living more with less.
It’s a new dawn in the waste management sector of Nigeria’s Centre of Excellence – Lagos State. The Cleaner Lagos Initiative in partnership with world renowned waste management professionals, Visionscape Group are gradually bringing the dream Lagos to existence. This is particularly good news because we know how inversely proportional the number of people living… Continue reading Living in Lagos? You have a role to play in achieving a cleaner Lagos!
Business sustainability and CSR have been used interchangeably for a while. The experts say there are differences between the two. A company that has its hands on numerous CSR initiatives would not necessarily pass for a sustainable business. Lets start by understanding what a sustainable business is. A sustainable business is one that would remain… Continue reading Sustainable businesses look beyond corporate social responsibility
The recent release of the teachers’ competency tests results of teachers in Kaduna State has caused uproar from different angles. Some people think it’s a fraudulent act from the government to carry out a mass retrenchment while some see it as a way forward in ensuring the quality of teachers employed to teach thousands of… Continue reading Teachers’ competency test: A step towards achieving SDG 4
Globally, balancing work and family remains a paramount challenge for women. More and more women are joining the workforce and there is an inevitable need to provide care for children especially those within the age bracket 0-3 years. According to a World Bank analysis, childcare – or the lack thereof – may constrain women… Continue reading Childcare services and sustaining the female workforce
That is not another long note on saving the environment. Its rather about learning and cultivating the habit of doing things correctly. You may ask, "who determines what is right from wrong?" I bet we all know when things are done rightly or wrongly, we just choose to follow our desires. The question however, is… Continue reading Getting used to doing things the right way.
Artificial intelligence is fast transforming governments. Agencies can predict train breakdowns, make procurement decisions, diagnose diseases, and carry out literature reviews at the push of a button, so to speak. The United Nations Development Programme, in particular, is using AI to automate processes as part of its efforts to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),… Continue reading How the UN uses AI in the Sustainable Development Goals
The third United Nations Sustainable Development Goal is to ensure healthy lives and promote well being for all at all ages and one of the targets is to reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination. Breast cancer affects the breasts of women and most… Continue reading In the light of Breast cancer awareness month
A recent report published by the United Nations on the 15th of September 2017 has it that global hunger has increased for the first time in more than 10 years. “This has set off bells we cannot afford to ignore: we will not end hunger and all the forms of malnutrition by 2030 unless we… Continue reading Climate Change: A huge health risk for Nigeria