African Local weather Youth Council: Dr.Hephzibah Suobo A UN SDGs Optimist Leads UN African Youth Delegates to make a case for Niger Delta Local weather Disaster On the UN Local weather Youth Motion Zone in New York. Manhattan United Nations Plaza, USA.
Representing Stevenson Holistic Care Basis (SHFC) because the Chief Administrative Officer, a UN ECOSOC accredited NGO, Dr.Hephzibah Suobo was a UN delegate amongst 500 plus delegates from 140 nations that met with the UN Secretary Normal at UN convention room to debate about Local weather Motion on behalf of 193 UN member states .
The UN Secretary Normal Antonio Guterres spoke very tenaciously and passionately about Nature’ brute response to lack of Local weather compliance by member states . And the 16 12 months outdated Swedish international Local weather activist Greta Tunberg reprimanded world leaders on the non compliance of the Paris Settlement.
Talking to a German Journalist from Hamburg Dr. Hephzibah Shared the doable outcomes of the Local weather Motion and its significance to African Biosphere.
After the Day one of many UN Local weather SUMMIT , Dr. Hephzibah Suobo met with African youth delegates from Lesotho , Cameron, Benin Republic , Zimbabwe , Chad , Ethiopia , Guinea , South Africa , Kenya, Burundi and Morocco to suggest the African Local weather Youth Council; as a stepdown of the Danish local weather initiative. ” the nation of Denmark has efficiently applied nature based mostly options of their nation , so Africa should stimulate actionable local weather proposals for our home nationwide governments to Implement” he instructed the delegates.
Additionally interfacing with delegates from Chile, Scotland, Singapore ans Germany Dr. Hephzibah Suobo opined new pathways for international partnership for Nigerian inclusivity in SDGs 17 motion areas.
Dr.Hephzibah Suobo was of the opinion that the UN Local weather motion didn’t have sufficient time to entertain all local weather proposals and the one alternative for Nigeria was used to current the desertification menace of the arid sub sahara and sahel area and insecurty and poverty in Northern Nigeria. And the case for Niger Delta Local weather Disaster attributable to carbon emissions from fossil gas industries was by no means talked about.
Such non inclusions occurs when there are not any shared expertise inside native constituencies and the narratives of local weather disaster shouldn’t be one sided whereas making making nationwide instances on the international frontiers.
Dr Hephzibah used one other window to handle the African Delegates to push for Niger Delta Local weather Change by UNEPS and UN ECOSOC window.
“Nigeria is blessed and previleged to have the President of United Nations Normal Meeting H.E Tijani Muhammed Bande and Mrs. Amina Mohamed because the UN UnderSecretary on African Affairs at the moment. And in addition Fatimah Kyari Muhammed because the AU observer to United Nations” I’ll make the most of this Home windows to challenge the Niger Delta local weather points. Dr. Hephzibah Suobo stated .
In a short dialog with an AIT reporter on the Nigerian Home in Manhattan , NewYork Dr. Hephzibah Suobo thanked President Mohammadu Buhari GCFR for the chief fiat on the Ogoni Clear-up train however nevertheless, as an afterthought didn’t point out it throughout his speech on the UNGA. Such excessive level would have given the President and the Nation a loud ovation earlier than the worldwide local weather viewers . ” I anticipated Mr. President to have raised the Niger Delta bioremediation Difficulty deserted by earlier governments and the way he had stepped in to intervene on Niger Delta local weather disaster by the Ogoni Clear- up and bioremediation coverage by a presidential govt fiat .
Dr. Hephzibah Suobo thanked the UN Secretary Normal Antonio Guterres for the braveness to talk out and encourage the youths to take motion on local weather change and in response to his speech, the African Local weather Youth Council was conceived is an actionable step in response to UNSG mesage at this 74th UNGA SDGs Summit and Local weather Motion Zone.
Dr. Hephzibah met with Lecturers and Pupils of ZETA BRONX 1 ELEMENTARY in NewYork to deliver the message of UN Secretary Normal and Greta Turnberg to the pupils. Becoming a member of the pupils on road march with slogan ” Save Our Planet”. The Operations Director of the College Juan Gormez thanked Dr Hephzibah Suobo for visiting the College and linking the UN excessive degree week on Local weather motion to elevating consciousness for the pupils in Bronx.
In one other growth , the Chinese language Youth in Motion additionally offered Sourviners to Dr Hephzibah Suobo led by the President and Founding father of ThinkOcean to affix the shared objectives of the UN Local weather Summit.
Dr. Hephzibah Suobo additionally met with the Nigerian Consulate Normal Nigeria Home in NewYork Ben B.M Okoyen and briefed him about his actions within the UN. In response , the CG was very optimistic that such formidable and enthusiastic strikes by one particular person will deliver larger good to Nigeria . At at Luncheon organized in Honour of President of UNGA H.E Tijani Muhammed Bande on the Indonesian Mission Home In NewYork , Dr Hephzibah met with President of Workforce T54 Worldwide , Dr. Ggujie Daniel Chidubem a US based mostly Nigerian Local weather activist and later made a presentation of a E-book titled Enterprise Efficiency Methods in Nigerian Well being Upkeep Organizations written by Dr. Daniel Onyetulem.
In one other growth , a Boston Massachusetts based mostly Bayelsan Dr. Ebi Okara (Son of Pa Gabriel Okara ) additionally counseled Dr. Hephzibah Suobo for taking the time to have interaction world leaders on behalf of Nigeria and Niger Delta. Bayelsans Ought to queue behind such atmosphere of generational affect. Dr Hephzibah was invited to a reception by the Okaras in Boston. And Notably Pastor Toni Banks The Ceo of Banks and Crib Cleans and President of Future Worldwide Christian Heart Inc in Boston additionally hosted Dr. Hephzibah being the one Bayelsan to characterize the intrest of the area on civil society degree and for participating residents diplomacy to characterize Nigeria and Africa on the discussion board of world leaders.
Dr. Hephzibah Suobo additionally attended the USAfrica Summit held at New Yorker Resort and met with H.E Arikana Chihombori -Qua African Union (AU) ambassador to United States to debate on the advantages African Continental Free Commerce Space ACfTA . Calling on 55 African nations to construct one commerce block that can compete favorably with different buying and selling companions within the free enterprise system. She urged WTO to take motion to scale back the Steadiness of commerce hole between Africa and her buying and selling companions from massive brother continents. ” “African wants one forex market and extra exports than imports and crass discount mind drain and capital flight” . She added.
Dr. Hephzibah instructed Amb. Arikana on the USAfrica Summit it’s time for Africa to evaluate its International Direct Investments FDI technique and framework and make sure the ACfTA settlement would be the solely avenue for FDI inflows in geometric development by revitalizing Bi-Nationwide Fee agreements and African Progress and Alternative Act ( AGOA ).
Additionally assembly with Fred O. Oladeinde President of the Basis For Democracy in Africa , Dr. Hephzibah proposed new partnership with US Diaspora organizations to put money into Africa in step with the UN SDGs.
Consistent with the UN SDGs aim three on Well being and Welbeing , Dr Hephzibah met with Dr. Holly Shaw particular envoy, UN DPI on NGO Relations/ Nightingale Initiative for International Well being/Worldwide Council of Nurses over the UN UHC dialogue teatised on International Coalition on Youth Psychological Well being. And Dr. Hephzibah stated the problem of psychological well being is of great concern for public coverage and the Nationwide Coverage on Well being didn’t embrace psychological well being as a tenet. Youths are affected by poor psychological well being resulting in stress and psychological strain and behavioral problems, zero anger administration. He instructed the UN envoy and US Nationwide audio system on Psychological well being that cultism, sucide and ethical decadence and juvenile delinquency is rising amongst youths and youngsters in alarming charge in Nigeria . It’s attributable to poverty, protracted unemployment and poor psychological well being which coverage makers dont see as a severe problem.
Dr. Hephzibah additionally thanked the Bayelsa Medical College and its Emeritus Vice Chancellor Prof. Ebitmitula Nicholas Etebu for sending its PRO Marie Therese Teibowei to attend the UN facet occasions in NewYork and Washington DC to attract partnership on Well being Training with Columbia College NewYork in step with UN Common Well being Protection (UHC) on the UN SDGs Summit in NewYork. Bayelsa Medical College prospects for well being training has been strategically alligned with UN SDGs aim four. This feat is commendable by the Vice Chancellor. The Authorities of Bayelsa state ought to take the report of the summit to its govt choice desk immediately.
Dr. Hephzibah additionally thanked the UNDP and African Union (AU ) for staging a UN facet occasion for universities on the African Union Discussion board on African Universities and Black Faculties in Diaspora. And this inclusivity in training growth in Africa will assist Africa to develop in step with UN SDG aim four on training for all.