Energy Cafe: Natural Resources Extraction and Energy Access in Nigeria
Our next Energy Café will be about Natural Resources Extraction and Energy Access in Nigeria.
Sustainable energy access and use in Nigeria is a big challenge. With a population of more than 200 million persons with unsustainably exploited natural resources such as crude oil, Nigeria is grappling with devasting environmental pollution. The Niger-Delta region is a classic case study with vulnerable communities and ecosystems impacted by unsustainable extraction of crude in the region over the past six (6) decades. In this talk, I will share major challenges to the extraction of natural resources and energy access, associated polluting activities and considerations for sustainable environmental and public health management.
The host of this Energy Cafe will be Dr Temitope Sogbanmu, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lagos, Nigeria with a PhD in Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Management. She has more than 15 years of experience in the risk assessment and management of organic pollutants in various environmental matrices, with a view to developing and providing targeted environmental management advice to regulators, industry/practitioners and policymakers. She is the Founder of the Evidence Use in Environmental Policymaking in Nigeria (EUEPiN) Project. Temitope is an advocate of the UN SDGs 6, 11, 13, and 14; AU Agenda 2063 Goal 7, Evidence for Policy, Science and Risk Communication.