REPORT ON THE CAPACITY BUILDING AND TRAINING OF TRAINERS
WORKSHOP ON CLIMATE CHANGE

VATADO INTERNATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL OKUKU

YALA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA

Report prepared by:
Umar Danbaba Josiah
(PACC-Policy Youth Volunteer Corps)

17TH MARCH 2017

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

Participants at the end of the one-day workshop should know:

1. The science of how climate change occurs, including the differences between climate change, weather and greenhouse gases.

2. The causes of Global warming.

3. The impact of human development on the environment, especially in the areas of migration, rainfall-dependent agriculture, and the intensification of illnesses. And how scientists determine that the planet is getting hotter.

4. The practical and innovative solutions to address the causes of climate change while meeting the needs of the world including solar, wind, and hydroelectric power, as well as the importance of preserving and maintaining forests.

OUTCOMES OF THE SENSITIZATION

PACC Policy Youth Volunteer Corps will provide material, logistical and technical assistance to workshop participants from Junior High Schools to establish a PACC Policy Green Clubs.

WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION

The workshop was for students in junior secondary school between the age of 11-15 years, and Nigeria National Youth Service Corps serving in the Yala Local Government Area.

WORKSHOP METHODOLOGY

1. Rotational brainstorming is a form of brainstorming done in small groups. Participants break into groups and each group is given a starting topic. Each group records points on its topic on a flipchart. During the exercise, groups contribute ideas to all topics. Small
groups were used to maximize participation in discussions. Some trainees feel shy in a large group but in a small group they find it easier to talk. after which a representative from each group presents their solution.

Figure 2: Participants working in groups to encourage participation.

Figure 3: Participants working in groups

Figure 4: Groups working together to make their presentation.

 

2. Presentations were kept to a minimum and only used in summarizing sessions, were participants explained better on the issue of climate change and a representative from each group was selected to present.

Figure 5: Group presentations

Figure 6: Workshop facilitator interacting with participants

Yala is a Local Government Area in Cross River State, Nigeria. Its headquarters is in the town of Okpoma in the east of the area at 6°35′35″N 8°38′01″E. It has an area of 1,739 km² and a population of 210,843 at the 2006 census.

Yala as the language is a variant of IDOMA language a result of migration and interference with other cultures. The dominant tribe in the Area are the Yala. Some Yala towns and villages are Okuku, Yahe, Ugaga, Ijegu, Oloko, Imaje, Oke, Echumoga, Woda, Ebo, Igede Edii Nation, Itekpa, Maa, Wonye, Uchu, Osina, Mbuor, Aliforkpa, Echumofana, Wanihem, Wanikade,
Wanikom, etc.

There are many salt ponds in Okpoma which are of great history to the people, which can sustain any small to medium scale salt industry but are mined locally. The major source of income in the Yala community comes from agriculture as the people in the community are predominantly farmers. Okuku has the largest market in cross river state and it feeds Cross river and parts of
Eboyi state. The LGA also offers a wide range of investment opportunities in agro-based industries as well as solid mineral industries.