Ezekwesili, Monsur and others advocate technological and sustainable solutions to environmental problems

A former Nigerian Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili; CEO of Menaget SPC, Olaniran Afolabi Monsur; and other industry experts, key decision makers and forward-looking leaders across Africa have been advocating for technological, innovative and sustainable solutions to land and other environmental issues facing Africa and the world are facing.

This group of people recently made the call during a four-day event organized by the non-governmental organization (NGO), Futuresavers Sustainable Development Initiative, in partnership with Ervis Foundation India, to commemorate World Earth Day 2022, with the theme: ‘Invest in our planet’.

Futuresavers founder Seyi Akinwumi noted that his organization, which is made up mostly of young volunteers, grapples with the common goal of expanding climate knowledge in Nigeria and Africa.

Akinwumi; Futuresavers CEO Folashade Molade; and Ervis Foundation Program Director Priyanka Prakash applauded the sustainability work being done by Mr. Monsur and his team at Naturelab; Akanka, the Climate Footprint Reduction (CFR) project; Livingseas, Aqua World and Pop Movement in providing environmental solutions through climate and nature-based solutions approaches, as well as the integration of human skills and technology in solving environmental problems.

Olaniran Afolabi Monsur, during his speech, said that mastering digital technologies is essential to promote environmental protection and sustainability.

Monsur said that there is no sustainable development without investment in technology and that for better management of the implementation of environmental policies, it is necessary to develop human capital through digital culture, because this forms the basis of Africa’s sustainable development strategy.

“This is one of the most compelling reasons why I co-founded naturelleab.ai as an accelerated tech startup platform committed to helping nature-driven startups with mentorship, fundraising, and mentoring. professional supports,” said Monsur.

Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, while making his remark, stressed that to ensure sustainability and climate justice are achieved, young people have a moral duty to their generation and future generations to ensure that the planet is not ruined. by the actions of past generations.

“This can be done by asking for regulatory frameworks that support sustainability as well as embracing the intentionality framework,” Ezekwesili said.

Environmental economist, sustainability strategist and founder of Eco Heroes, Pamela Peeters, while contributing to the discussion, said that in providing solutions to the climate crisis and maintaining the ecosystem, it is necessary to listen to nature and adopt historical and indigenous approaches. in the management of land and environmental issues.

Other participants in the event include Derrick Mugisha, Samuel Okorie, Jumoke Ogunrayi, Paul Ayomide, Gitaka Nyawira, China and Chuba Ezekwesili, Dr Femi Omoniyi, Immanuela Celestine, Dominica Una among others.

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