We can’t save the planet without uplifting the voices of its people, especially those most often unheard.”Leah Thomas
Identifying Climate Change as one of the most pressing issues of our time is crucial for ensuring climate sustainability. The WikiClimate Campus Tour Nigeria is co-led by three passionate organizers; Bukky658, Omorodion1, and Tesleemah, who completed the Wikimedia Foundation`s Organizer Lab Course that spanned for 3-months. The “WikiClimate Campus Tour Nigeria” received funding from the Wikimedia Foundation to offer a unique opportunity to youths, especially Undergraduate Students in Nigeria, to influence their climate literacy which will ultimately help build a sustainable environment in Nigeria and beyond.
Increasing Climate Literacy:
The WikiClimateCampusTourNigeria is expected to run from May to September 2023, engaging 300 participants from six targeted institutions: University of Ilorin, Kwara State University, Federal University of Kashere, University of Port Harcourt, University of Benin, and University of Ibadan. The Tour will begin with a roundtable discussion involving climate experts and activists to discuss the Triple planetary crisis and possible solutions. The participants are expected to undergo a series of training, including physical and online sessions and weekly follow-ups. These activities are aimed at enhancing their understanding of climate change and its impacts, and empowering the participants to become climate change champions.
Driving Collaborative Contributions:
Through Edit-a-thons, Data-a-thons, and Write-a-thons, the project will encourage active participation from the participants. By leveraging the vast resources of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects to generate valuable contributions and innovative solutions that will address climate change collaboratively leaving a lasting impact that will improve the quality of climate information from Nigeria for a healthy and greener environment.
Recognizing the significance of collaboration, the project has reached out to Fan Club Leaders in the selected institutions, the Ministry of Environments, influential stakeholders, and organizations dedicated to climate action. Notably, the involvement of Climate Organizations such as Agbelere Foundation, TruORGANIC, Lekan Bakare Foundation, and Environment Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, strengthens the initiative’s impact and outreach. Discussions have taken place to define roles and responsibilities, ensuring a coordinated effort towards achieving our goals.
Creating Online Visibility:
A dedicated Twitter page has been established for the program to maximise reach and engagement. This space will provide participants with the latest developments, inspiring stories, and opportunities to get involved.
Our ultimate vision is to witness the successful implementation of this project, leading to improved climate literacy among Nigerian youths. By amplifying visibility on Wikipedia, we aim to create a lasting impact on climate change education and awareness. Through the WikiClimate Campus Tour Nigeria, we strive to empower a generation of informed individuals who are ready to tackle climate challenges head-on.
Join the WikiClimate Campus Tour Nigeria and contribute to climate literacy for increased access to information about climate-related articles in Nigeria, while driving innovative solutions. To learn more about this exciting project and take the first step towards making a difference. Register now and let your voice be heard. Together, we can create a greener, more resilient world.
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