EKCEP Program Webinar Recap

EKCEP Program Webinar Recap

The EnvrionFocus Knowledge and Culture Exchange Program (EKCEP) hosted two educational webinars for our students. Through a series of questions, we learned about the different aspects of working in the sustainable and climate change sector and received advice and knowledge from Canadian and Nigerian experts.

The first webinar hosted was for Week 5, Learning From the Experts; we learned about Sustainable Communities and Cities from the Canadian Perspective. 

Our Guest Speaker: Julius Lindsay

Julius has comprehensive experience creating an overarching sustainability vision and strategy with clear operating principles. He is a subject matter expert. Julius has worked with stakeholders, companies, and partners in communities. He has spent much of his career working in cooperation with other groups, leading strategic corporate initiatives, and establishing high-level relationships internally and in the sustainability sector. Julius has worked as a Supervisor in Climate Change with the City of Mississauga and as a Project Manager, Climate Change and Sustainable Development with the Town of Richmond Hill. He is currently the Director of Sustainable Communities, David Suzuki Foundation.

The second webinar hosted was for Week 6 Government Action Week; we learned about government planning, climate change adaptation, and sustainable cities from the Nigerian Perspective.

Our Guest Speaker: Azeezat Afinowi-Subair

Azeezat Afinowi-Subair is the Assistant Director of the Climate Change Unit of the Ministry of the Environment of Water Responses State-wide in Nigeria and Lagos, Nigeria. Azeezat has extensive knowledge and experience working in the Climate Change Department, saddled with the responsibilities of creating awareness programs on Climate Change statewide, School Advocacy Programmes, Collaboration with schools, NGOs, religious organizations, etc. Azeezat also worked on appraisal proposals on ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts ensuring best practices in the State’s parks and gardens throughout cities.

To view the webinar preview, visit our youtube. To pay for the full video, visit our webinar recordings page on our website.

Thank you to the experts and students for making the sessions informative and giving their time to listen and support the EKCEP program.

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