Advocacy Centre Seeks Funding Support for Just Energy Transition Projects in the Niger Delta
Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) is seeking funding support for the smooth implementation of Just Energy Transition Projects in the Niger Delta. The project seeks to advocate and provide stable environmental friendly electricity through Solar PV Mini-Grid Electricity facilities in communities without electricity (CWE) in the Niger Delta.
As brief backgrounds and objectives of this advocacy and project on Solar PV Mini-Grid Electricity Project for communities, it is important to note that one of the registered objectives of Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) is “to campaign against oil theft, artisanal refining and pollution”.
Thus, the organization campaigns against the criminal activities of crude oil theft and artisanal refining activities and promote alternative livelihood opportunities to mitigate the impact on the youths and the system. As such, the Solar PV Mini-Grid Electricity Project is one of the cutting-edge alternatives being proposed across board as part of the solutions to these challenges. Thus the “Solar PV Mini-Grid Electricity Project in Communities in the Niger Delta” is part of Advocacy Centre’s Just Energy Transition Programme, Clean and Renewable Energy, Climate Change Mitigation, Environmental Sustainability and anti-organized crime of crude oil theft and artisanal refining programmes in the Niger Delta.
The programme has three major components. The first is advocacy for just energy transition. The second is rural electrification through the provision of clean, affordable, dependable and environmental-friendly energy to households and businesses in communities while the third component is to empowerment for the community people and youths to make “Productive Use” of the provided solar mini-grid electricity as alternative energy source. As an advocacy organization, this project is conceived to reduce dependent on hydrocarbon extraction, production and associated gas flaring that contribute to climate change and also cut-off crude oil theft, production and supply of illegally refined petroleum products to households and businesses in communities, save the environment and provide alternative employment opportunities to youths involved in artisanal crude oil refining among others.
It is against these brief backgrounds that Advocacy Centre is seeking your funding support, partnership and collaborations on this journey is advocacy on just energy transition, provision of solar mini-grid electricity for communities without electricity and empowerment of community people and youths to make “Productive Use” of the provided solar mini-grid electricity as alternative energy source.
On Thursday, June 30, 2022, in partnership with other concerned activists and volunteers YEAC launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise at least a first GBP 5,000 to facilitate logistics and costs of community engagements. You can visit the site here to read more about the project, watch a short video, donate and contact us for more and other supports including funding support, partnership and collaborations on the three components of the Just Energy Transition Programme.
Advocacy Centre counts on you and looks forward to your supports and collaborations for development.