RCE Minna - 2019

Engaging Young Adults in Achieving SDGs: RCE Minna Model
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Engaging Young Adults in Achieving SDGs: RCE Minna Model
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Minna
Contributing organization(s) : 
Centre for Creative and Transformative Leadership (CCTL), Sister’s Closet Counseling Volunteers (SCCV)
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Format of project: 
PowerPoint
Language of project: 
English
Date of submission:
Friday, May 10, 2019
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
At what level is the policy operating?: 
International
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Africa and Middle East
Country: 
Nigeria
Location(s): 
Minna
Address of focal point institution for project: 
IICO Building, 5A Mauzu Mohammad Road, Minna
Ecosystem(s):

Level of Education for intended audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
Niger state occupies one of the largest land mass in Nigeria, fertile and arable, unfortunately, this resource has not been put to optimal use.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
Tree fallen has become an integral part of daily living, more so that it is the cheapest form of fuel for many household. The urban area is lacking luster in having enough tress to mitigating serious wind or the emission of c02. This threatens the sustainability of the environment of the area and other areas by extension.
Contents
Status: 
Ongoing
Period: 
January, 2018 to December, 2018
Rationale: 
Climate Change and its adverse effects continue to hold many communities within our region to hostage, many dwellers in these communities do not even know that some the changes they experience in their communities are due to their own activities on the environment. This is message the project is delivering first hand to young people who make over 60 percent of these communities.
Objectives: 
i. To enhance the capacity of young adults through capacity training by the end of 2018 academic calendar in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
ii. To decrease Environmental Leadership deficit in high school by at least 5% by the year 2018
iii. To enhance a platform for selected high school students leaders to share ideas, brain storm and network beyond their primary communities at the end of the project.
iv. To increase community participation, selflessness and volunteerism at the end of the project
v. To plant at least 2,000 trees through direct involvement of the students
Activities and/or practices employed: 
The first phase of the program commenced in the last quarter of 2018 with seventy five (75) student leaders from fifteen (15) selected schools. This strategy will be replicated in the second and third Quarter of the this year 2019. At the end of the year the capacity of three hundred (300) student leaders will directly be developed while the beneficiaries will reach out to over one thousand (1000) students by stepping down the training in their respective schools.
Size of academic audience: 
So far, 150 young leaders have directly benefitted from the project.
Results: 
New young environmental leaders have emerged, very interestingly, over 500 trees have already been planted directly by High School Students through the project.
Lessons learned: 
One of our biggest lessons from the project is knowing that if people and communities understand the problem that climate change and peoples activities constitute to the environment, they can be engaged in their own development, they will willingly participate in it and individually and collectively participate in the development of their communities and societies.
Key messages: 
The issue of Global Warming and Climate Change has become a serious one, more so, that the adverse effects of climate change is seen everywhere in the world, cold regions are heating up, animals in the artic are experiencing changing weather patterns, seas are drying up, some are flooding, the ozone layer is depleting, all these things are mostly due to the activities of man on the environment catalyzed by the industrial and technological revolution. Tree fallen and desertification, draught and famine are some of the aftermath of this change in weather patterns, these has led to series of problems including farmers/herders clashes and terrorism in some areas, if we must save the planet we must engaged young people from a tender age.
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
Nill
Funding: 
RCE Minna

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UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss 
Direct
Theme
Forests/Trees 
Direct