By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
A one-day workshop aimed at accelerating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate action has ended in Kaduna State with participants calling for more efforts at ending indiscriminate trees felling.
The workshop, organized by the Coalition of Associations for Leadership, Peace, Empowerment and Development (CALPED) in collaboration with Anvil Research Center Abuja, had the theme, ‘Engaging Non-State Actors for Accelerating SDGs and Climate Action in Kaduna State’. was held on Saturday March 23, 2019.
They argued that value chain that cones with forestry should include sources of livelihood, which will make more non state actors key into engaging in actions that will impact positively in the society.
Participants said that there is need to have a well rounded approach, while solving one global goal, they would be solving other goals.
Such goals emphasized, include, while planting trees and fighting climate change, they could also fight poverty when the trees start bearing fruits which can be commercialized.
They said there should be need for evaluation to take stock and assessment of the trees planted, through feed back.
They also suggested that the community should be made to key into the climate change campaign through the setting up of Sarkin Rafi, to ensure that trees are planted around river banks and maintained.
Participants stressed that the partnership with the communities should be robust and involve key stakeholders in communities to ensure that monitoring of the project is successful.
They also advocated that private residents, schools and other buildings should have trees planted in them.