UNDP explores partnership with Channels TelevisionApr 19, 2017
In order to give more visibility to sustainability programmes targetted at communities, UNDP’s Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) is exploring avenues for closer work relationship with local media in the Nigeria.
During the month, the GEF SGP team visited and met with Channels Television Chairman Mr. John Momoh. Led by the GEF SGP National Coordinator, Ms. Ibironke Olubamise, the team highlighted what the UNDP GEF SGP had achieved through its grassroot projects in Nigeria, including those focusing on Sustainable Energy for All, Food Security and Biodiversity, Environmental Policy Projects, amongst others.
Ms. Olubamise, further stated that GEF SGP had supported implementation of environment and livelihood projects in several communities in 25 states of the Federation -however, due to limited publicity, not many people fully appreciated the Programme.
Lack of adequate publicity affects the Programme’s ability to mobilise resources for its continuity. Ms. Olubamise emphasized that with enhanced visibility of the achievements being made by the Programme, more funding oportunities could open up and projects could be scaled up and/or replicated to benefit more Nigerians.
Mr. Momoh commended the efforts of UNDP’s development interventions in Nigeria and stated that using the already existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the UN System in Nigeria would be a good starting point in supporting the efforts of the GEF SGP.