Non Govt Organization. Reorienting, training and changing lives of wandering young ones on the street to get the right cause for their lives
Lead Applicant Organization Name
Lead Applicant Organization Type
Youth Organisation (between 18 - 30 years old)
If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.
International Education Summit Bangkok, Thailand
Website of Legally Registered Entity
How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?
Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?
Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?
Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?
Lagos initially emerged as a port city that originated on a collection of islands, 1,171.28 km2 (452.23 sq mi) Land 999.6 km2 (385.9 sq)
What country is your selected Place located in?
Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.
I am an African, Nigerian Precisely. I was born here, so growing up among people of my kind gave me an opportunity to discover a problem and have been in the business of creating solutions
My foundation has successfully mentored and trained over a hundred youth in Nigeria and this has created a Niche for us home and diaspora
It is an NGO. Mainly into reorienting, training and changing lives of wandering young ones on the street to get the right cause for their lives.
AlbeeMusic foundation is recognised in most part of Africa as we were nominated for theAfrican Entrepreneur Awards for Music Business 2019 and just this year 2020 we were announced by IESA (International Education Summit Awards) as the Winner for the prestigious Outstanding Pre-Primary/Foundational Stage Teacher award.
Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.
Nigeria has been home to a number of ancient and indigenous kingdoms and states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and took its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures while practicing indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960. It experienced a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It thereafter alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential election considered the first to be reasonably free and fair.
Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. With 206 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under the age of eighteen. Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy as of 2015, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity, respectively. The 2013 debt-to-GDP ratio was 11 percent.
Nigeria is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by 250 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 500 distinct languages and are identified with a wide variety of cultures. The official language of Nigeria is English, chosen to facilitate linguistic unity at the national level. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims, who live mostly in the north. A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities.
Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank; it has been identified as a regional power on the African continent, a middle power in international affairs and has also been identified as an emerging global power. However, its Human Development Index ranks 158th in the world. Nigeria is a member of the MINT group of countries, which are widely seen as the globe's next "BRIC-like" economies. It is also listed among the "Next Eleven" economies set to become among the biggest in the world. Nigeria is a founding member of the African Union and a member of many other international organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and OPEC.
What is the approximate size of your Place, in square kilometers? (New question, not required)
What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?
Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.
Agricultural access to finance; employment (youth and women); climate change adaptation; and food &nutrition security, region. Nigeria is a food-deficit country, the urban demand for cheap food is met through food imports, but there is a mutually reinforcing mismatch between supply and demand at many levels and in many dimensions. Negative feedback loops – between a weak enabling environment, lack of incentives and finance for investment and low agricultural productivity – keep the agri-food sector locked into underperformance. It is recommended that the Netherlands focus its trade and investment strategy on a limited number of agricultural sectors, whereby the horticultural sector seems to provide most opportunities to achieve multiple policy objectives. Investments in sectors such as horticulture (vegetable and potato) and poultry have high potential – when the sector is professionalised by improving the agribusiness, value chains and agri-logistics and climate change resilience – to contribute to food and nutrition security. The following leverage points have been identified (by policy theme):
Agricultural sector transformation
Public investments in operational enabling environment, infrastructure, and implementation of policies. Agribusiness, value chain development, agri-logistics.
Access to finance
Matchmaking service of private capital with other partners with agricultural know-how and
social / environmental / economic impact goals; and create access to (micro-) finance for
young / female entrepreneurs, in combination with business coaching / advice and match-
Technical and vocational training of youth and women, linked to value chains / processors and access to finance; and promotion of responsible investments
Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.
I want to mobilize and sensitize young ones to go into the farming sector (Production of food crops and Agribusiness) and if this is going to be achieved there has to be access to funds. This means that young entrepreneurs that would veer into agribusiness/Food business would be raised in the foundation, trained and equipped with necessary resources needed to fight against this challenges
High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.
With the help of this vision, there would be access to quality food product at a cheaper rate and demands would be met. Food would be at a low price
There would be a program which would serve as a daily routine management as there would be a check up on the young entrepreneurs just to know how far they have gone
Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?
The world urgently needs to change the way it produces and consumes food. In the coming decades, the global agricultural system must find ways to meet pressing but sometimes competing needs. Farmers must provide enough food for a population that is expected to reach nearly 10 billion people by 2050. Employing around 2 billion people today, agriculture must continue to be an engine of inclusive economic and social development that contributes to poverty reduction, even as many small farmers transition into other forms of employment. At the same time, agriculture must lighten its environmental footprint. The impacts of agriculture are large and growing, to the point where they are already undermining food production through land degradation, water scarcity, and adverse impacts of climate change. As the global population grows and incomes rise across the developing world, overall food demand is on course to increase by more than 50 percent by mid-century, and demand for animal-based foods by nearly 70 percent. Yet even today, hundreds of millions of people remain undernourished as local agricultural systems fail to provide enough nutritious food, and economic factors prevent equitable distribution of available food.
This World Resources Report is the product of a multiyear collaboration between World Resources Institute, the World Bank Group, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Development Programme, the Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement, and theInstitut national de la recherche agronomique.
Creating a Sustainable Food Future defines and quantifies three specific challenges facing the global food nation
▪ Food supply. If consumption trends continue
as projected, the world will need to increase
food production by more than 50 percent
to feed nearly 10 billion people adequately
▪ Land use. To protect natural ecosystems criti-
cal to biodiversity and climate change mitiga-
tion, the additional food must be produced with
no net expansion in the area of agricultural
land. Without action, cropland and pastureland
are projected to increase by nearly 600 million
hectares by 2050.
▪ Greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture
has not been a major focus of emissions mitiga-
tion, other than as a potential source of carbon
sequestration in soils. Yet farming is a signifi-
cant and growing source of emissions. To limit
agriculture to its “fair share” of total allowable
emissions in a world where global temperatures
have risen by 2 degrees Celsius, the sector must
address the demand for 50 percent more food
while reducing emissions by two-thirds from
2010 levels. And to stay under a 1.5-degrees
Celsius rise in temperature, these emissions
will need to be further reduced by reforesting at
least 585 million hectares of agricultural land
freed up by productivity gains and reductions
Meeting these challenges will be an immense task, but this report proposes a 22-item “menu of solutions” that, together, could deliver a sustainable food future. The solutions target both supply- and demand-side measures: We must produce more food, but we must also slow the rate of growth in demand—especially demand for resource-intensive foods such as beef.
A new model, developed specifically for this report, allows us to quantify the potential contribution of each “menu item” to the goals of raising production, limiting demand, and/or reducing GHG emissions.The report analyzes specific obstacles that must be overcome and identifies the most promising solutions that are currently available or show promise in the near term. It also identifies the policies, practices, and incentives necessary to implement
the solutions at the necessary scale.
A common thread in many of the solutions is the urgent need to “produce, protect, and prosper.” The world must act decisively to intensify production on agricultural land. The world must also act decisively to protect natural ecosystems that store carbon, support biodiversity, and provide the many ecosystem services on which humanity depends.
Food production and ecosystem protection must be linked at every level policy, finance, and farm practice to avoid destructive competition for precious land and water. And this combination must and can result in greater prosperity to lift people out of poverty and sustain political will. We do not argue for full implementation of all 22 menu items in every country, as some solutions will not be relevant or feasible everywhere. Interested
governments, businesses, and stakeholders across food supply chains will need to decide which menu items are relevant for them.
The report demonstrates that big changes are possible and that a sustainable food future is achievable. The menu proposed in this report can create a world with sufficient, nutritious food for everyone. It also offers the chance to generate the broader social, environmental, and economic cobenefits that are the foundation of sustainable development. But
such a future will only be achieved if governments, the private sector, and civil society act upon the entire menu quickly and with conviction.
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