The twenty-fifth session of the conference of parties (COP25) took place at the IFEMA center, Feria de Madrid in Spain. The conference lasting fourteen days from the 2nd of December to the 13th of December was themed Time for action. Participants come to assess progress on their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and to address the social, health and environmental impacts of climate change around them, Ecologistics was engaged by Kaduna State, Anambra State, AFMESI and Al-Muhibbah Foundation to present their progress, communicate their challenges and facilitate processes, partnerships, and collaborations.

Kaduna State

Kaduna State held a Side Event on the 6th of December with the theme “Kaduna State Integrated Livestock Farming and Agroforestry Programme”. The Side Event showcased the State’s progress from COP24 in 2018 to that point, the event also served as a platform for the State to showcase their climate-induced challenges and present climate-smart livestock and agroforestry as solutions to these challenges.

Al-Muhibbah Foundation

Al-Muhibbah Foundation founded by the First Lady of Bauchi State, Hajiya (Dr) Aisha Bala Mohammed organized a Side event to showcase progress so far in reaching out to Women and Children and how it plans to reach out to more with a Climate Smart Agriculture for Indigenous Women Initiative and the Streets without Street Children Campaign.

Anambra State

Anambra State is a state which has one of the most severe impacts of flooding and erosion in Nigeria. The State participated in COP25 to communicate the socioeconomic impacts of climate-induced challenges in the state and present innovative ways of tackling them in a Side Event themed “Building Resilience to Land and Forest Degradation in Anambra State: An Innovative Approach”. The State also unveiled the Climate Change Resilience Campaign titled Save Our Landscape (SOL) while calling for partnerships in the form of funding and or technical support.

AFMESI

The African Environmental Sustainable Initiative (AFMESI) Side Event, “Partnerships for Sustainable Marine Environment For Africa” held on the 9th of December 2019.