EnvironFocus projects are African focused because we want to be part of Africa’s development success story. We understand that without genuine focused global support, Africa may not withstand the effects of climate change – Climate change being the ultimate threat to human existence. We also want to create the awareness of the necessity of individuals, communities and organizations to assist in development of communities in need. Four issues which we consider are highlighted below:
1. Most African countries lack institutional capacity to provide welfare services for her people.
Most African governments prioritize economic development above social wellbeing of the people and environmental management, which has shown to lead to an unsustainable development with no future for our children. The West can attest to this. Though they are rich, their environment has been badly degraded given rise to a very sick populace that all the money in the world cannot cure. Unfortunately, their bad decision has led to global warming, which affects everyone on earth. Wealth is said to be power and the struggle for wealth is being fought by all nations at the expense of the environment and its people, which should not be the case.
2. Africa is shortchanged with having poor leadership
There are so many reasons why Africa has been plagued with poor leadership. The world depends on Africa for its natural resources. Shouldn’t this make Africa one of the richest continents in the world? Especially If it is the source of income for continents and economies? One thing is for sure, the African people are yet to understand their own power in this world.
3. Africa deals with post-colonial issues
They deal with post-colonial issues and other countries fighting her over her resources and leaving her in constant turmoil and her people in a state of constant lack. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, Former African Union’s Ambassador to the United States of America speaks of this in video below.
4. Most Vulnerable to Climate Change
African nations are among those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and are also the least prepared. According to UNFCCC, Africa is not a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. She accounts for only 2–3 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions from energy and industrial sources. According to the World Resources Institute, Africa’s per capita emissions of carbon dioxide in the year 2000 were 0.8 metric tons per person, compared with a global figure of 3.9 tons per person.
EnvironFocus Project Objective
Our Objective is to create and implement capacity building projects that take into consideration economics, environmental and social well being of the people; Projects that are diverse and inclusive; and encourage interested clients across the globe to implement within their organizations as their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. – Win-WIn projects
Project Examples Include:
United Nations Fact Sheet on Climate Change. Africa is particularly vulnerable to the expected impacts of global warming. Retrieved October 21, 2019 from http://unfccc.int/files/press/backgrounders/application/pdf/factsheet_africa.pdf
Despite the African Union firing her, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao says, “I will continue to tell the truth!”. Retrieved October 21, 2019 from https://www.africaspeaks4africa.net/despite-the-african-union-firing-her-dr-arikana-chihombori-quao-says-i-will-continue-to-tell-the-truth/
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