November 6th to 7th – Capacity building workshop for Ogoni CBOs, CSOs and NGOs on project design, proposal writing, project implementation, resource mobilization, media engagement, evaluation and project monitory. November 8th – Conversation with Ken Saro Wiwa November 9th – Candle night in remembrance of the Ogoni nine. November 10th – Peaceful march and culture display. January 4th – Outdoor environmental campaign on the negative impact of oil spills, gas flaring and climate disaster to mark the Ogoni day celebration 2024.
Communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta are among the most degraded communities in the world. Ogoni has become symbolic and a metaphor for degraded environments; the impacts can easily be felt on land, water bodies and the air. This has led to various problems ranging from environmental, socio-cultural, and then, to health issues.
In a bid to fight against environmental damages which often arise from coal mining activities in Iva Valley town of Enugu State and the need to sensitize the people to protect the environment, a Youth Action Parliament (YAP) was organized by Lekeh Development Foundation (LEDEF) to discuss the environmental hazards caused by the coal mining industry and the way to a possible means of remediation.