Sylvia Global Media Network
"WE, Nigeria = Women & Environment" with Olanike
Sylvia Global Media Network Welcome's Our New Host, Olanike!
Her weekly show launches on Sylviaglobal.com during the UN * UNESCO's WORLD RADIO DAY!
WE, Nigeria = Women & Environment, host Olanike
Thursday, Feb. 13th, 9am
This is an online event.
Join her weekly at Sylviaglobal.com
UNESCO's World Radio Day will be the global launch of WE, Nigeria = Women & Environment, with our host Olanike. Join her weekly for engaging, discussions with world thought leaders, local activist and empowering information.
Women’s restricted access to natural resources ranks high amongst factors that engender gender disparities and confine women to impoverishment and deprivation. At the 2000 United Nations Millennium Summit, 191 governments reaffirmed their commitment to women’s empowerment and adopted the Millennium Declaration, agreeing to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women as effective ways to combat poverty, hunger, and disease, and to stimulate development that is truly sustainable.
The UN & UNESCO's World Radio Day - "Olanike" Is Providing A Voice To Women
Olanike - A Voice of the Present for Women: Environmental Destruction & Cultural Practices
OLANIKE OLUBUNMI OLUGBOJI has a professional background in Urban and Regional Planning (First and Second Degrees); and professional experiences as a Social Entrepreneur, Environmental Advocate, Educator and professional.
Olanike has worked for years to mobilize disadvantaged women in Kaduna State, Nigeria to address a number of environmentally destructive cultural practices in water supply, energy services, urban transport, education and waste management issues.
She has a wealth of experience in Development work and has participated in many international, national and local meetings, capacity building forums and researches. She is versatile and is affiliated to a number of local and international organizations which include, amongst others, Nigerian Institute of Town Planners , Nigerian Environmental Society, Industrial Pollution and Abatement Committee (Kaduna, Nigeria), Global Collaborators Alliance (California, USA), Foundation for Educational Advancement (Calabar, Nigeria), Women’s Earth Alliance (New York), USA, Global Women’s Leadership Network (Santa Clara, USA), Rural Africa and Water Development Project (Owerri Nigeria), Love and Compassion (Kaduna,Nigeria), Green Environment Foundation (Kaduna, Nigeria) and WorldPulse (Portland, USA). She was also a foundation member of the Women’s Global Green Action Network (New York, USA). While serving as the Secretary to the Board of WISE, she currently also volunteers her time to WISE, as the Executive Director/Program Coordinator.
Olanike networks governmental and intergovernmental bodies, NGOs, CBOs and other individuals and corporate organizations to develop environmentally sustainable initiatives.
Olanike is WISE - Creating A Just and Safe Environment for ALL
To promote constructive environmental ideals, culture and practices by empowering women, especially grassroots women, to become environmental stewards.
Our global and immediate environment is increasingly undergoing rapid changes which are very detrimental to the well being of human populations and the entire ecosystem. WISE believes that there is need to improve the relationships between humans and their environment, including the global aspects of the environment through sound environmental education.
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In recent years, the Tourism industry has gained more prominence and more countries are beginning to see and realize its significant economic benefit. Nigeria is no exception to this fact. According to the Nigerian Tourism Agency, “ Nigeria is a fascinating country where the complimentary diversities of the people, their custom and vitality are enough to attract and satisfy the tourist in search of colour and excitement. However, WISE is of the view that the declining quality of the environment especially in a country like Nigeria has in no small way limited and affected Tourism boost.
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Her hobbies and interests include Research, Reading/Writing, Poetry, Tourism and Cookery. She has written several published articles and Poems in Newspapers, books and blogs. Her blog on www.worldpulse.com which she titled Women, Environment and Society Think-Tank is dedicated to raising awareness on environmental and societal issues that touch on women’s lives.