By Ibrahim Kado
The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation said the organisation had trained and deployed 50 community activists to develop climate risk register in Adamawa communities.
The GIFSEP’s Executive Director, Mr Michael David, said this at the official closing of a two-day training workshop in Yola on Thursday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the workshop was organised by the organisation in collaboration with the Adamawa Government.
David said that the participants would be deployed in the 21 Local Government Areas of the state to work in the communities.
According to him, the exercise is being supported by OXFAM in Nigeria as part of Africa Activities for Climate Justice project.
“The essence of the workshop is to help communities build resilience and adapt to climate change.
“As we all know, climate is impacting the whole world and Nigeria is not an exception and, of course, Adamawa is very vulnerable to climate impact
“The issue of flooding is almost every year among other environmental issues,” David said.
According to him, the climate change register is a document that will have all risk prevalence of every community.
He said that the community register would be used to develop the Local Government and state risk registers, respectively.
“The register is important because the communities will know those risks that are associated with climate impact found in their communities and know how to mitigate them,” he said.
He further said that the Adamawa pilot project would later transform to national project.
The Executive Director, Adamawa Environmental Protection Agency, Dr Ibrahim Umar, commended GIFSEP for using Adamawa as a pilot state and promised that the state would give the needed support toward the success of the project.
He urged participants to apply the knowledge acquired into project to ensure its success.
A.participant, Dr Ibrahim Umar, said that the workshop had been fully equipped them for the exercise.
Umar promised to engage with the community for a successful exercise.