Tearfund Nigeria and other project collaborating parties today launched the “Reimagine Plateau Project”– A plan for a shift from the “ Brown Agenda” to “Green Agenda.”

It is aimed at promoting and supporting a transition to a green economy– an economy that aims at reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities, and that which aims for sustainable development without degrading the environment; closely related with ecological economics in Plateau State.

With collaborative partners like Christian Rural and Urban Development of Nigeria (CRUDAN), Program Management and Results Delivery Office of The Plateau State Government, RURCON, Yusuf Turaki Foundation, Jos Green Centre, ACET Nigeria, Nigerian Evangelical Fellowship (NEF), Abundant Africa, TASTE.

With great contribution from Naomi Foxwood and Paul Cook of Tearfund Global Advocacy and Influencing Team (UK), Tearfund Nigeria has been able to engage great intellectuals to put together the Nigeria Green Papers which was presented today.

Tearfund Nigeria believes that this intervention will seek to contribute to building the foundation of the nation’s economic and social system with a view to having fairer, sustainable and resilient future reflected in enhanced social justice, reduced inequality, reduced poverty and reduced social crisis.

The event was chaired by Mr. Ben Osawe, Advocacy Manager (Representing The Tearfund Country Director), with Support from Tearfund Partners and anchored by the Team lead of Jos Green Centre.

The event had in attendance; Engr. David Jaafaru Wuyep, Chief Technical Advisor, Project Management and Results Delivery Office– Plateau State Government, Commissioner, Ministry of Transport Plateau State– Hon. Muhammad Muhammad Abubakar,
Hon. Dayyabu Garga – Commissioner, Physical Planning & Urban Development, Hon. Ibrahim Saad Bello –Commissioner, Water Resources & Energy,
Markus C. Pam– Managing Director, Pamtronics.

Other representatives of MDAs– include Directors and other senior staff from the ministry of Environment, Water Resources and Energy, Transport, Agriculture and Rural Development, Physical Planning and Urban development were also present.

Also, representatives from Plateau State Environmental Protection Agency (PEPSA), Nigerian Electricity Supply Company (NESCO), Plateau State Agricultural Development Agency (PADP), FADAMA III Project representatives, Plateau Express Transport Service, Plateau State Microfinance Development Agency (PLASMIDA), Plateau State Information and Communication Development Agency (PICTDA), Jos Metropolitan Development Board (JMDB) among other stakeholders graced the occasion.

The event had an introduction of the reimagine Plateau project, A Diagnosis Phase of the green growth planning process (1) which was a breakout session of the ministries, agencies, private and civil society.
It will continue tomorrow with a goal of analyzing the whole document and implementation strategies.

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