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BBYDI Signs MOU With SOBI FM On Climate Change, Gender Initiatives

A youth-focused civil society organization committed to sustainable development, Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative (BBYDI), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SOBI 101.9 FM, a leading private radio station in North Central Nigeria dedicated to community engagement and empowerment.

The collaboration aims to address the impact of climate change on rural women and girls in Nigeria through a community intervention initiative titled “Exploring, Amplifying, and Solving the Impact of Climate Change on the Lives of Rural Women and Girls in Nigeria.

“The initiative, which is set to make a significant difference in the lives of vulnerable communities, will feature a series of impactful activities, including:

Community Visit: BBYDI and SOBI FM will conduct a community visit to the targeted communities of Gbaradogi, Lade, Likpata, and Lafiagi.

This visit will provide an opportunity to engage directly with the community members, gain insights into their challenges and experiences related to climate change, and identify potential solutions.

Stakeholder Meeting: A stakeholder meeting will be organized to bring together key local stakeholders, including community leaders, governmental representatives, and experts in the field of climate change.

This collaborative discussion will facilitate the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experiences to develop sustainable strategies to mitigate the impact of climate change on rural women and girls.

Live Radio Show: SOBI FM will host a live radio show dedicated to raising awareness about the impact of climate change on the lives of rural women and girls.

This interactive platform will encourage dialogue, share success stories, and amplify the voices of those affected by climate change, creating a sense of collective responsibility and fostering community engagement.

Video Feedback Session: Following the community visit and stakeholder meeting, BBBYDI and SOBI FM will conduct a video feedback session.

This session will serve as an opportunity to showcase the insights gathered, present potential solutions, and seek feedback and input from the community members. It will ensure that the initiative remains community-led and addresses their needs and aspirations.

BBYDI and SOBI FM are committed to creating sustainable change by empowering communities to adapt, mitigate, and build resilience against climate change.

By prioritizing the voices of rural women and girls, this initiative aims to ensure that their unique perspectives and challenges are integrated into climate change action plans, policy frameworks, and development strategies.

This partnership marks an important milestone in the collective effort to address climate change and advance the rights and well-being of rural women and girls.

Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative and SOBI FM appreciate all stakeholders, supporters, and partners who have contributed to this collaboration and their commitment to making a lasting impact.

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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