On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 the Kiisi Trust Fund hosted the first ever Clean Air Summit in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in partnership with Environmental Rights Action, Centre for Human Rights and Development, Suburbia 180 Foundation, and Citizens Information and Development Initiative, with the aim of creating a template for a systematic, coordinated, result oriented and science-based approach to dealing with the black soot air pollution in Rivers state. Since 2016, residents of Port Harcourt, Eleme and other adjoining towns and villages in Rivers State, Nigeria have observed an increase in the daily blanketing of the atmosphere of an oily soot compound, causing serious source of concern to the 5 million people who reside in the state.
Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) in collaboration with House of Representatives Committee on Financial Crimes, Open Government Partnership (OGP) and Federal Ministry of Justice and with sponsorship from TrustAfrica held a 2 days leadership training workshop for legislators and staff of the House of Representatives Committee on financial crimes. The workshop held in Abuja between 31 July and 1 August 2018.
With TrustAfrica’s support, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), organised a retreat for Nigerian legislators on NEITI process and remedial issues. The retreat held between 1 and 3 August 2018 at Protea hotel, Kuramo Waters, Lagos. The programme aimed at strengthening legislative engagements on the management and oversight of the extractive sector in Nigeria. It had in attendance members of civil society, legislative aids and legislators, including the Chairs of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream), Senate Committee on Federal Character & Inter-Governmental Relations, and House Committee Petroleum Upstream.
18 August 2018
Rest in Peace Kofi Annan: A true African giant of global leadership
TrustAfrica learns with great sadness of the passing away of former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize Laurette Mr. Kofi Annan.
Mr. Annan was a true African giant of global leadership.
On Sunday, 12 August 2018, shortly after 4pm (local) Professor Samir Amin passed away in a hospital in Paris, where he had been flown for emergency treatment at the end of July.
The list of institutions that Samir Amin built and /or led is very long: CODESRIA, ENDA, Third World Forum, the World Forum for Alternatives, the UN Institute for Development Planning (IDEP)... . The number of movements, in all continents, that he inspired is much longer. Just two weeks ago in Dakar, he spoke at the launch of the Alternative Report on Africa, the conceptualisation and production of which he actively participated in.