AFRICA DAY

Taking climate action for women & youth in Nigeria

In the countdown to Africa Day, Nigerian Climate Reality Leader and founder of Bridge That Gap Initiative Gloria Bulus set the climate action bar high with two Africa Day activities.

Gloria joined other local women at a press briefing on local climate change impacts, and advocated for energy efficient cookstoves to reduce household CO2 emissions and deforestation, and prevent the unhealthy effects of cooking with firewood, gas, or charcoal in the home.

The women urged Kaduna State government to put its citizens – especially women – first, when it comes to addressing the climate crisis. Citing that women and children have high mortality rates and limited mobility in the face of extreme weather events, the women called on the government to take action – not just for Nigeria, but for Africa and the world as a whole.

For her second Africa Day action, Gloria organised a climate change documentary screening for local youth in rural communities. The documentary, which was screened in the local Hausa language, looked at the negative environmental impacts of mining, and what the youth can do to advocate for the protection of their local environment and community.