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Vacancies exist for the following positions at CleanEdge

Material Handlers (Ibadan and Ile-ife)

Job Description:

  • Assists Van/Truck Driver in Recyclables Pickups as assigned in a journey list issued every morning.
  • Counts/Weighs recyclable items at subscribers/clients location and records same in a Daily Collection Report sheet.
  • Maintains Daily Record of recyclables pickup and submits same to the office at the end of each day.
  • Maintains assigned pickup vehicle and keeps it professional.
  • Other jobs as may be assigned on a day-to-day basis.

Requirements:

  • Ability to read and write fluently.
  • Proficiency in use of English language.
  • Proficiency in speaking Yoruba language will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of Ibadan road network will also be an added advantage.

Van and Truck Drivers

Job Description:

  • Handles assigned vehicles. Drives to locations for Recyclables Pickups and other activities as assigned.
  • Assists the Material Handler to count/weigh recyclable items at subscribers/clients locations.
  • Maintains an up-to-date assessment of the assigned vehicle to make sure it is good working conditions.
  • Reports vehicle faults/servicing suggestions to the management.
  • Other jobs as may be assigned on a day-to-day basis.

Requirements:

  • Ability to read and write fluently.
  • Proficiency in use of English language.
  • Proficiency in speaking Yoruba language will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of Ibadan road network will also be an added advantage
  • Valid Driving License

Material Sorters

Job Description:

  • Sorting of recyclables according to colours and types
  • Removal of labels and HDPE Caps from recyclables
  • Other jobs as may be assigned on a day-to-day basis.

Clean-up: CleanEdge Worked with Other Organizations to Clean Iso Pako Community, Bodija, Ibadan

The “Be your Environment Campaign” organized by ReesAfrica in partnership with CLEANEDGE, Recycle Carb, ACI Nigeria, Waste Smart and Bolaniyi Foundation took place on August 17th, 2019 at Iso Pako Community, Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State. There were about forty (40) volunteers in attendance. The event kicked off at 7:45am

The exercise was carried out according to the “Outline of Activities” with the opening prayer kick starting the event, follow by the National Anthem, Introduction of partner organization and community representatives, overview and intent of campaign and task sharing.

During the task sharing, the volunteers were divided into two (2) groups. Safety mask, waste bag and hand gloves were distributed to everyone.  Some of the team members were task with enlightening and sensitizing the community on the hazard they cause themselves and the environment as a result of waste burning, improper disposition of waste and lack of personal hygiene while the rest of the team were busy with the clean – up.

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMEDATION

As a result of interacting and communicating with the community, some of these points were gathered:

  1. Poor management from the task force
  2. Ignorance and lack of education
  3. Gap in communication between the inhabitant and trader in the community

To achieve a sustainable environment in the community, we recommend:

  1. Good and proper education
  2. Employing some of the inhabitants as waste collector
  3. Strict laws and penalty
  4. Having a waste collection point.
  5. A strong and responsible task force to monitor and enforce the laws.

It is believed that with this measures put in place and properly manage, sustainable environment would be achieved in the community.

Call for Volunteers: Be Your Environment Campaign, at Iso Pako Bodija, Ibadan

Deadline: August 10, 2019

Interested in helping to save the planet? Interested in helping to save the environment? Are you passionate about climate change? Can you teach people how they can save their environment? Can you give out 4-5hrs on Saturday, August 17, 2019 to discuss actions and habits that promote proper waste disposal and to clean-up Oje Community?

If all your responses to these questions are YES, then this call for application is right for you!  This is a chance to serve a community and make memorable impact; time to get engaged is now. Now is the time to boost your CV through volunteerism

REES Africa in collaboration with CleanEdge Nigeria is looking for volunteers for this exercise.

Eligibility
Young people between 18-40yrs
Available to participate in the project
Passionate about environment, climate change, education and sustainable development goals (SDGs) as a whole

Note: you will be selected based on the quality of your application

Benefits

Volunteers get the chance of a lifetime to open doors to opportunities, ability to network with Businesses, Captain of Industries, Government; Civil Society Organizations etc. and collaborate with other young people who are excelling both locally and internationally at our yearly summit and events.

You will be able to request for recommendation letter to attend local and international conferences, and apply for visa.

Volunteers will also get the chance to attend our networking events (such as with YALI RLC Fellow, Mandela Washington Fellow, Federal and State Ministry of Environment, Ambassadors to United Nations and many more),

Apply for job openings at CleanEdge Nigeria and get a chance be benefit from many of our intervention projects

Date: Saturday, 17th of August, 2019

Time: 7am – 11am prompt

Venue: Iso Pako Community, Bodija, Ibadan

Click here to apply

Tosin Gbadegesin, Co-founder of CleanEdge Received 2018 YALI Leadership Award

Tosin Gbadegesin, Co-founder of CleanEdge Exclusive Solution today received 2018 YALI Leadership Award in Energy and Environmental Sustainability.

At the Award Ceremony organized by Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria (MWFAAN) in this year Young Leaders Assembly’s program at International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja, Nigeria. The Award was given in recognition of significant contribution to SDGs, Youth Development and Economic Development of Nigeria

Tosin Gbadegesin, while receiving this award dedicated it to God Almighty, CleanEdge’s Co-founder Temitope Ogunweide, the entire CleanEdge’s team, the organizer and all those that believe in CleanEdge’ dreams. He stated CleanEdge has been working assiduously to contribute their quota to energy and environmental challenges rocking Nigeria some of which include save the environment campaign, energy for minorities, school of sustainability and many more. He advised young Nigerians to take advantage of currently open programs  @CleanEdgeNg such as school of sustainability so as to be better equipped to solve today’s and tomorrow’s challenges

 

CleanEdge’s Graduate School of Sustainability

Deadline: October 20, 2018

CleanEdge’s Graduate School of Sustainability (SoS) 2018 is open for application. The School offers a unique and extraordinary experience of shared learning and a journey to self-discovery. It is a place to spur inspiration, ignite ideas, and inculcates skills alongside like-minded individuals who will become lifetime friends.

CleanEdge’s Graduate School of Sustainability 2018 brings together change makers from nook and cranny of Nigeria to re-connect with nature, people, and communities and become the next Sustainability Fellows.

CleanEdge’s Graduate School of Sustainability 2018 revolves around 5 days online training, 5 days classroom experience designed to give you new ideas, network and inspiration followed by 4-8wks internship placement. It is an opportunity to see, feel and know more about sustainability.

The School of Sustainability’s mission

To develop a new set of sustainable development professionals by bringing together problem solvers and people from multiple disciplines to proffer practical solutions to the most pressing development challenges.

Expected Impact

The program at CleanEdge’s SOS is developed to provide professional training to create the next generation of sustainability leaders. To satisfy the type of education that will translate to the real world, hands – on experience and application. Learning and doing are linked components in the School, as students benefit from full interaction with their curriculum as well as through projects and immersion programs and community involvement. The goal of the CleanEdge’s SoS is to allow students to make in impact in the world

Enrollment Requirements

Applicants for CleanEdge’s SoS must be a graduate of a reputable institution. Final year student with proven track record of leadership are equally encouraged to apply

Sustainability School is for all those interested in self-discovery, adventure and career in  development

Benefits:

  • Collaboration & internship – fellows will be peered with business or organizations relating to their skills, passion or career path they hope to pursue in development
  • Our fellows will work as interns in the organizations of their peer collaborators after one week in-house training, for duration of 4 weeks to 8 weeks depending on the fellows’ desire.
  • Mentorship – in partnership with Micro-mentor organization, Fellows are peered with mentors with similar goals to help guide and inspire them in their choice career path.
  • Network & International Exposure – fellows are exposed to a global network of change makers and community builders in sustainability.
  • Graduate will be inducted into Green Fellows of Nigeria where they will get periodic training and career advancement opportunities
  • Increased job prospect as well as employment opportunities
  • Certificate of participation
  • Ladies are encouraged to apply
  • Undergraduates can also apply

Program Fee: Free

Acceptance Fee:  N15, 000 (50% scholarships available based on ability and commitment to impact after training).

Note: Only quality application will be selected

How to Apply:

Click here to apply

For more information, click here or send a mail to info@cleanedge.com.ng

CleanEdge’s Call for Internship

Deadline: 31 August, 2018

According to NBS, youth unemployment rate in Nigeria increased to 33.10 percent in the third quarter of 2017 from 29.50 percent in the second quarter of 2017. Youth Unemployment Rate in Nigeria averaged 21.73 percent from 2014 until 2017, reaching an all-time high of 33.10 percent in the third quarter of 2017 and a record low of 11.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014.

It is against this background that Our Organization, CleanEdge Exclusive Solutions, as one of its mandates and in collaboration with Manufacturer Association of Nigeria (MAN), Oyo State Chapter proposed and developed CleanEdge’s Internship Program to bridge the skill gap among unemployed and underemployed and to enable youth take up existing jobs in various sectors of the economy.

The Internship will be:

  • A 2-3 months structured work experience related to a graduate’s major and/or career goal
  • Unpaid and full-time
  • Give candidates an opportunity to develop employability skills which are often vital in securing employment
  • At industries domiciled in Oyo State

Objectives
At the End of the program, interns would:

  • Have gained valuable applied work experience;
  • Have been exposed to possible niche of entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Become more employable, having strengthened their professional skills and interpersonal relationships in a structured setting.

Minimum Qualification

  • Graduates with minimum of university degree or Higher National Diploma from a reputable institution
  • Age range of 21 – 35yrs
  • Candidate must have completed their one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
  • Excellent communication, writing and oral skills
  • Very strong IT/Office automated tools skills
  • Ability to integrate quickly with existing team so that maximum contribution to team goals can be quickly achieved.
  • Strong numerical & analytical skills
  • Ability to quickly learn about new products and technologies
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • A master’s degree is an added advantage

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on meeting the minimum eligibility criteria and candidate will be evaluated on their capacity for analysis, decision-making and creating workable solutions, as well as their drive, enthusiasm, resilience and confidence.

How to Apply:

Click here to apply

For more information, click here or send a mail to info@cleanedge.com.ng

CleanEdge’s Made History on 1st Annual Youth Summit on Environment

10th July marked the 1st Annual National Youth Summit on Environment hosted by CleanEdge Exclusive Solutions CESDEV, 20 Awolowo Avenue, Old Bodija Ibadan, Oyo State. It was attended by over 200 participants comprising of young leaders from different parts of Nigeria. The main aim of the summit was to bring young people working towards addressing environmental challenges in Nigeria while building their network in the environmental space. The summit, which was organized to build the capacity of young people in tapping into opportunities in Environmental Space had in attendance several advocates for safe environment, most notably of them was Professor Oladele Osibanjo who delivered the keynote address at the end of which he was honoured with a standing ovation.

PARTNERS

  • DEPSA – Development Practice Students Association
  • CESDEV – Centre for Sustainable Development
  • SDG Youth Nigeria
  • Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGOs)
  • Ibadan Volunteers Hub
  • NextGen Africa Initiative
  • WestAfrica ENRG

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Prof. Oladele Osibanjo

PANELIST

  • Olawale Olayide (Research Fellow and Sub-dean at Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan)
  • Tunde Agboola (Founder of Sunplus Energy System Ltd)
  • Gboyega Olurunfemi (Founder of Enviromax Global Resources Limited)
  • Kayode Alabi (Founder of Kayfactor Leadership and Career Academy (KLCA))
  • Joshua Alade ( Youth Social Worker of NexGen Africa Initiative)
  • Atinuke Lebile ( Co-Founder of CATO Foods)
  • Emmanuel Falude ( Serial Entrepreneur and Leading voice in Environmental Space)
  • Adewole Taiwo ( Executive Director RecyclePoints Nigeria and Executive Director of WasteAid Nigeria)
  • Pelumi Aribisala (Vibrant Sustainable Agriculture Expert)
  • Mike Oladipo (Founder and CEO of Heros Nation)

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

The keynote address was given by Prof. Oladele Osibanjo on the role of young people in providing solutions to environmental challenges. He spoke about the power young people have in influencing political decisions, stating that it is important to ask politicians what their agenda is for the environment. He further mentioned that the action of CleanEdge Solution is timely as he emphasized the environmental challenges in Nigeria such as industrial pollution, chemical and oil pollution, flood and erosion, land degradation, weak environmental governance system, inadequate pollution control regulation and the impact it has on the health and environment. He said that waste is a valuable resource for the right place and also a valuable resource for the future. The speaker ended the address by encouraging the youth to act now and further stating that the environment is our legacy and we must not degrade it.

FIRST PANEL SESSION

Topic: Volunteerism in Environmental Space, Building a Research Career in Environmental Sector, Role of Volunteerism in Career Building

SECOND PANEL SESSION

Topic: Climate Smart Buildings, Tapping in Recycling Opportunities, Sustainable Agriculture, The Role of perseverance in Entrepreneurship and Tapping into Renewable Energy Opportunities.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE SUMMIT

  • Opportunities to collaborate and work with like minds
  • Better education on waste reduction, proper waste disposal and recycling techniques
  • Build capacity for young entrepreneurs to solve water issues in the state
  • Mentor-Mentee Opportunities for participants
  • Funding for climate-smart businesses
  • Internship/Work experience opportunities
  • Foster partnership among different sectors in the environmental space and other sectors
  • Promote the role of youth groups, policy makers. Civil society and the media in environmental practice

SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT AND REACH

QUOTES AND FEEDBACK FROM PANELISTS AND PARTICIPANTS

From @taiwoadewole: It was great time speaking at the 1st National Youth Summit Environment organized by @Tpaeyne @CleanEdgeng in Ibadan. It was great opportunity for youths to tap into the waste recycling business and intiatives

From @aremuoropo: Glad to have participated and moderated a panel session today @CleanEdgeng’s Youth Summit on Environment today. Great people and quality engagement. Collaboration is the new competition.

From Chinonso Onwunali: The summit opened me up to diverse opportunities that can be tapped into. My take home from the summit will help me in starting up and creating a sustainable model for my social enterprise.

SUMMIT GALLERY

Keynote Speaker Prof. Oladele Osibanjo with the Founders of CleanEdge Solutions and Conveners of the Summit

Dr. Olawale Olayide during the Panel Session

Cross-Section of the 1st Panel Session

Mr. Adewole Taiwo during his presentation

Cross section of Participants at the Summit

Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development during his Remarks

Participants during a Group Photo Session

Participant at Point of Registration

Participants at Lunch

Cross-Section of the 2nd Panel Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Carpet Session

Red Carpet Session

Previous Projects

Clean-up: CleanEdge Worked with Other Organizations to Clean Iso Pako Community, Bodija, Ibadan

The “Be your Environment Campaign” organized by ReesAfrica in partnership with CLEANEDGE, Recycle Carb, ACI Nigeria, Waste Smart and Bolaniyi Foundation took place on August 17th, 2019 at Iso Pako Community, Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State. There were about forty (40) volunteers in attendance. The event kicked off at 7:45am

The exercise was carried out according to the “Outline of Activities” with the opening prayer kick starting the event, follow by the National Anthem, Introduction of partner organization and community representatives, overview and intent of campaign and task sharing.

During the task sharing, the volunteers were divided into two (2) groups. Safety mask, waste bag and hand gloves were distributed to everyone.  Some of the team members were task with enlightening and sensitizing the community on the hazard they cause themselves and the environment as a result of waste burning, improper disposition of waste and lack of personal hygiene while the rest of the team were busy with the clean – up.

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMEDATION

As a result of interacting and communicating with the community, some of these points were gathered:

  1. Poor management from the task force
  2. Ignorance and lack of education
  3. Gap in communication between the inhabitant and trader in the community

To achieve a sustainable environment in the community, we recommend:

  1. Good and proper education
  2. Employing some of the inhabitants as waste collector
  3. Strict laws and penalty
  4. Having a waste collection point.
  5. A strong and responsible task force to monitor and enforce the laws.

It is believed that with this measures put in place and properly manage, sustainable environment would be achieved in the community.

SUMMIT TITLE: 1ST ANNUAL YOUTH SUMMIT ON ENVIRONMENT

Theme: Waste and Environmental Challenges: The Role of Young People In Providing Solutions

PARTNERS

  • DEPSA – Development Practice Students Association
  • CESDEV – Centre for Sustainable Development
  • SDG Youth Nigeria
  • Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGOs)
  • Ibadan Volunteers Hub
  • NextGen Africa Initiative
  • WestAfrica ENRG

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Prof. Oladele Osibanjo

PANELIST

  • Olawale Olayide (Research Fellow and Sub-dean at Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan)
  • Tunde Agboola (Founder of Sunplus Energy System Ltd)
  • Gboyega Olurunfemi (Founder of Enviromax Global Resources Limited)
  • Kayode Alabi ((Founder of Kayfactor Leadership and Career Academy (KLCA))
  • Joshua Alade ( Youth Social Worker of NexGen Africa Initiative)
  • Atinuke Lebile ( Co-Founder of CATO Foods)
  • Emmanuel Falude ( Serial Entrepreneur and Leading voice in Environmental Space)
  • Adewole Taiwo ( Executive Director RecyclePoints Nigeria and Executive Director of WasteAid Nigeria)
  • Pelumi Aribisala (Vibrant Sustainable Agriculture Expert)
  • Mike Oladipo (Founder and CEO of Heros Nation)

This report summarizes proceedings of the first National Youth Summit on Environment which was conducted on the 10th of July, 2018 at CESDEV, 20 Awolowo Avenue, Old Bodija Ibadan, Oyo State. It was attended by a total of 180 participants comprising of young leaders from different parts of Nigeria. The main aim of the summit was to bring young people working towards addressing environmental challenges in Nigeria while building their network in the environmental space

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

The keynote address was given by Prof. Oladele Osibanjo on the role of young people in providing solutions to environmental challenges. He spoke about the power young people have in influencing political decisions, stating that it is important to ask politicians what their agenda is for the environment. He further mentioned that the action of CleanEdge Solution is timely as he emphasized the environmental challenges in Nigeria such as industrial pollution, chemical and oil pollution, flood and erosion, land degradation, weak environmental governance system, inadequate pollution control regulation and the impact it has on the health and environment. He said that waste is a valuable resource for the right place and also a valuable resource for the future. The speaker ended the address by encouraging the youth to act now and further stating that the environment is our legacy and we must not degrade it.

FIRST PANEL SESSION

Topic: Volunteerism in Environmental Space, Building a Research Career in Environmental Sector, Role of Volunteerism in Career Building

SECOND PANEL SESSION

Topic: Climate Smart Buildings, Tapping in Recycling Opportunities, Sustainable Agriculture, The Role of perseverance in Entrepreneurship and Tapping into Renewable Energy Opportunities.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE SUMMIT

  • Opportunities to collaborate and work with like minds
  • Better education on waste reduction, proper waste disposal and recycling techniques
  • Build capacity for young entrepreneurs to solve water issues in the state
  • Mentor-Mentee Opportunities for participants
  • Funding for climate-smart businesses
  • Internship/Work experience opportunities
  • Foster partnership among different sectors in the environmental space and other sectors
  • Promote the role of youth groups, policy makers. Civil society and the media in environmental practice

SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT AND REACH

QUOTES AND FEEDBACK FROM PANELISTS AND PARTICIPANTS

From @taiwoadewole: It was great time speaking at the 1st National Youth Summit Environment organized by @Tpaeyne @CleanEdgeng in Ibadan. It was great opportunity for youths to tap into the waste recycling business and intiatives

From @aremuoropo: Glad to have participated and moderated a panel session today @CleanEdgeng’s Youth Summit on Environment today. Great people and quality engagement. Collaboration is the new competition.

From Chinonso Onwunali: The summit opened me up to diverse opportunities that can be tapped into. My take home from the summit will help me in starting up and creating a sustainable model for my social enterprise.

SUMMIT GALLERY

Keynote Speaker Prof. Oladele Osibanjo with the Founders of CleanEdge Solutions and Conveners of the Summit

Dr. Olawale Olayide during the Panel Session

Cross-Section of the 1st Panel Session

Mr. Adewole Taiwo during his presentation

Cross section of Participants at the Summit

Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development during his Remarks

Participants during a Group Photo Session

Participant at Point of Registration

Participants at Lunch

Cross-Section of the 2nd Panel Session

Red Carpet Session

Red Carpet Session

Save the Environment Campaign 2017

Despite being one of the early developed states in Nigeria, Oyo state, especially Ibadan, battles the problem of waste management. On the street and in drainage systems, it is common to find wastes sporadically and indiscriminately dumped. This poses great risks to both human and environmental health. One of the ways of addressing this is through proper waste management education. It was against this backdrop that CleanEdge Solution designed a state-wide environmental campaign to instil a sense of respect for the environment in secondary school students. The CleanEdge Team went to Methodist High School, Ojunrin, Bodija Ibadan on October 4, 2017 for a pilot campaign on environmental education. Having successfully interacted with the students and donated some sanitation kits to the school, the main campaign began on October 17 and ended November 30, 2017.

The project reached about 60 secondary schools, more than 20,000 students in about 12 local governments.  Part of the local government covered was Ibadan North, Akinyele, Ido, Oyo West, Ibadan North East and many more

CleanEdge Solution was able to achieve this through their network of over 60 volunteers. The volunteers have in turn benefited has many have been considered for Barack Obama’s Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI), RLC, Accra Ghana while many other have been considered for several  leadership and volunteering programs of which Women Deliver Conference is one.

The campaign which is set to be a continuous process impacted and transformed so many lives

Photo Gallery

Summit 2018

Theme: Waste and Environmental Challenges: The Role of young people in providing solutions

Environmental issues continue to dominate our discussions and consciousness as it is now clear that the physical, chemical as well as the biological integrity of our planet is being compromised daily. The destructive processes are not only continuous but are increasing both in quantum and in rate. While some of the impacts such as loss of biodiversity might be gradual, there are hosts of communities around the world today that are being consumed by coastal and gully erosion, sea incursion, bush fires etc. with lives and billions of dollars’ worth of properties being lost.

CleanEdge Solutions initiative intends to solve these challenges by utilizing the 3Rs of waste management (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle). We hope to address waste issues through our lines of actions: Waste Education, Waste Collection and Waste House. And in the last couple of months, we have been thoroughly involved in waste education exercise across Oyo State which we called “Save the Environment Campaign” where we educated secondary school student on waste disposal practices and how best they can save their environment. We have been able to achieve this through our network of over 50 volunteers. And as we write this, the campaign reached about 50 schools and 20, 000 students.

1st Annual National Youth Summit on Environment, which is the first of its kind, is designed to bring about 200 stakeholders together to provide solutions to menace of environmental challenges rocking Nigeria. On summit day, we will build capacity of young people looking at environmental problems, proffer workable solutions, build capacity of young people to establish climate-friendly smart businesses and provide mentor-mentee relationship with industry experts.

The summit will be covered by Prints media (Tribune, Vanguard and BluePrints Newspaper), Broadcast Media (BCOS, Splash FM and Diamond FM), and online media (educeleb, DevcomNigeria, The Transverse, Africannews, The Nigeria Focus,  The News Cable etc.)

Contact: info@cleanedge.com.ng

Date and Venue

Date: July 10, 2018

Time: 9:00AM

Venue: Bamigboye Hall, Centre for Sustainable Development, Awolowo Road, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Key Outcome

  • Better education on waste reduction, proper waste disposal and recycling techniques
  • Build capacity for young entrepreneurs to solve waste issues in the state
  • Mentor-Mentee Opportunities
  • Funding for climate-smart businesses
  • Internship/Work Experience
  • Foster partnership among different sectors in environmental space and other sectors
  • Promote the role of Youth groups, Policy Makers, Civil Society and the Media in Environmental practice.

Meet our Speakers

Prof. Oladele Osibanjo

He is a renowned Environmental Consultant to the Federal Ministry of Environment, National Environmental Standards Regulations and Enforcement Agency (NESREA), National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), and many State Ministries of Environment/Environmental Protection Agencies, as well as industry. Prof Osibanjo is a Fellow, Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN), Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON), Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN) and not the least, Institute of Quality Assurance of Nigeria (IQAN). He has graduated over 200 MSc students and 27 PhD students and has over 150 publications to his credit as international journal articles, chapters in books, and commissioned technical reports. Prof Osibanjo is the Chairman, Jawura Environmental Services Limited, the first environmental consultancy company to be accredited in 1992 by the defunct Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA) which metamorphosed into Federal Ministry of Environment in 1999.

Adewole Taiwo

Adewole Taiwo
He was the winner of Rehab Plus Innovation. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Taiwo Adewole and Associates Limited, Executive Director RecyclePoints Nigeria, Executive Director WasteAid Nigeria. Executive Director of Sustainable Waste Recycling Community of Nigeria and a Consultant to Richflood International Limited, and Executive Director of International Promotion of Youth LTD/GTE. He was speaker at the UNFCCC COP18 and Paper presenter at the Just concluded 1st and 2nd National Sustainable Waste Management Conference organized by Intermarc Consulting

 

Olawale Emmanuel Olayide

He is a Research Fellow and the sub-Dean at the University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development. He has served as Research Fellow with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria, and as Research Consultant to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA. He is well published in local & international peer-reviewed journals in the areas of agriculture, climate change, circular economy and sustainability. He is the Principal Investigator of the Carbon Offset Project – Africa (COP-Africa). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Business Strategy and Development journal published by Wiley and Guest Editor for the Journal of Cleaner Production published by Elsevier. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the International Sustainable Development Research Society  (ISDRS) and the Chairperson of the ISDRS Thematic Working Group on Africa. He is a member of the African Union Commission Expert Team on the Malabo Declaration Biennial Reporting Process and the Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard. Olawale is a life coach and motivational speaker. He is the President/Founder of Interconnections for Making Africa Great, Empowered and Sustainable (IMAGES).

Pelumi Aribisala, a microbiologist, agropreneur and motivational speaker. He is a value chain and food product development expert. He is the founder of OGUNMOD FARMERS ACADEMY and Chief Executive Officer of OGUNMOD FARMS & FARMERS’ ACADEMY. He is a co-founder of CATO Foods & Agroallied Global Concepts. He is a public speaker and trainer. He consults for the Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Youth Service Corps. He consults for HarvestPlus Nigeria on Bio-fortified Vitamin A Cassava Project. He was a lead youth representative and speaker at the 1st African Agribusiness Incubation Network Nairobi Kenya. He is a member of the Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa. He has won several grants and awards including YOUWIN. He is an advocate of climate smart agriculture. He is a resource person for several organizations and religious bodies in the area of agriculture, agribusiness, entrepreneurship development and capacity building. He was a guest minister at the 2016 and 2017 Holyghost Congress of the Redeemed Christian Church of God where he trained thousands on agriculture value chain.

Rolake Bello

Rolake “Rolly” Bello
She is a multiple award winning radio journalist currently working for Fresh 105.9Fm Ibadan. She is passionate about social issues and uses her platform to educate and empower her listeners on issues affecting them and the society. She co-owns an Upcycling company that focuses on turning trash to treasure; she is passionate about the environment and aims to educate people about pollution and its effects on the environment.

 

 

Mike Oladipo

Mike Oladipo (MO)
He is a business coach, leadership consultant, brand developer, singer, radio and TV host, author and a nation builder. He is the founder and CEO of the Takeover Generation Network known as Heroes Nation – www.tgnheroesnation.com. He has written over 40 books, and created over 3000 wisdom pills (quotes). Within the last 3 months, he has trained over 2000 young leaders across 40 African countries through his monthly masterclasses

 

 

Emmanuel Falude

Emmanuel Falude
He is a serial entrepreneur and a leading voice in the areas of Sustainable low income Housing, environmental education/advocacy, energy efficiency, youth entrepreneurship, servant leadership. He was 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, Chattered Architect and a sustainability leader by the faculty of supply chain management at Rutgers University, U.S.A. He co-founded in 2013 – a Hybrid organization which provides affordable and sustainable housing solution in sub-Sahara Africa

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Atinuke Lebile

Atinuke Lebile
She is a Strategist Officer for Ogunmod Farms and Farmers’ Academy and the COO of Cato Foods and Agro-allied Global Concepts. She is also the Director of La’luce Foods and Integrated Services. She is a founder of MAGIC (Mentor A Girl Child) and SheAgric Initiatives. Atinuke holds a certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship from Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana USA and her organization has benefitted from several funding including YOUWIN, USADF, and OVATION/ESTHER AJAYI FOUNDATION etc.

 

 

 

 

Gboyega Olorunfemi

Gboyega Olorunfemi
He is a self-motivated environmental and community development enthusiast and currently a retail expert with over 10 years’ experience with both local and international banks in the core area of Relationship Management, Business Development, Mortgage, Investment and Portfolio Management. . He is a distinguished SDG Academy alumni and Founder of the Enviromax Global Resources Limited, an integrated environmental company.

 

 

Olumide Idowu

Olumide Idowu
He is an energetic and strategic leader who balances a practical view of competing development interests with a passion for environmental protection and conservation. He is a self-driven professional with ten years’ progressive experience in environmental sustainability. He has been instrumental in the development of social change initiatives, serving as a volunteer, mentor and strategist. He is the co-founder of Climate Wednesday.

 

 

 

Oyindamola Aramide

She works as a communication officer at the Nigeria Network of NGOs where she provides strategic communications support on the Network’s projects and programmes. She currently leads the African Monitor’s SDGs project on the citizens’ report in Nigeria. With a background in communications from Obafemi Awolowo University, Oyindamola has several communications products to her credit.

 

 

Joshua Alade

Joshua Alade
He is a youth social worker and the Community Evangelist of NextGen Africa Initiative. He is also the Project Coordinator of the Nigerian Youth SDGs Network, a national coalition of youth led/focus civil society organizations driving accountability and local advocacy for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Joshua speaks to young people and adults to help them think and handle issues they face in everyday life from academics, work, and career.

 

 

Hammed Kayode Alabi
He is an Educator, Career Coach, and SDGs Youth Champion. He is the founder of Kayfactor Leadership and Career Academy (KLCA). He is a fellow of the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI), a program of the U.S consulate in Lagos that brings together Nigerian youth of exceptional vision, skills and experience to design and implement projects that have a positive impact on Nigerian society.

 

 

 

Chidinma Gloria Okpara

Her public policy life started as an intern at the Nigeria Network of NGOs where she worked on the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) supported project around non-profit, Money laundering and  counter terrorism financing. She also worked on the United Nations Universal Periodic Review report relating to civic space in Nigeria from 2015-2018. She is fast becoming an expert in the field of civil society strengthening. She holds an MSc in Indigenous Knowledge and Development Program from the Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan.

 

 

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Environmentalists call for action against micro-plastics pollution

Some environmentalists have called for concrete actions against the spate of micro-plastics pollution in the nation’s water bodies.

The environmentalists made the call in various interviews with newsmen in Lagos .

Micro-plastics are broken-down plastic waste, synthetic fibres and beads found in personal hygiene products.

They also include larger plastics that have broken apart, resin pellets used for plastic manufacturing, and manufactured plastic beads used in health and beauty products.

They harm marine life, which mistake them for food and can be consumed by humans via seafood, tap water and salt.

The Co-founder of Cleanedge Solutions Initiatives, Mr Temitope Ogunweide, said that micro-plastics could be prevented from entering human bodies through effective waste management practice.

“Micro-plastic pollution is one of the most widespread and long lasting anthropogenic changes in the surface of the planet.

“The best way to reduce micro-plastics in our waters is by having an effective waste management system, which is why it is urgent to support the ocean clean-up exercises.

“Not cleaning up the ocean will result in the spread of more micro-plastics which is deposited in our food chain, table water and salt among others.

“It takes about 14 days for micro-plastics to digest in aquatic animals when compared to the normal digestion which just takes 2 days.

“Fish is the primary source of protein for humans. The micro-plastics ingested by the fish can be passed on to humans when consumed,” Ogunweide said.

On his part, Mr Olumide Coker, the Country Manager of Let’s Do It Nigeria, said Nigeria needed to adopt the use of eco-friendly materials to curb micro-plastic pollution.

“Some countries have identified the inherent dangers of micro-plastics both in the aquatic and human environment.

“These countries have resolved to use eco-friendly materials. They have a timeline to create awareness on the dangers of micro-plastics pollution and need to ban plastics.

“We are still far behind in this aspect in Nigeria. I think we should adopt their strategies to eliminate micro-plastics pollution in our country,” Coker added.

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