The Role of Clean Energy in Transforming Nigeria’s Future

Today is International Day of Clean Energy. With a staggering 675 million people worldwide still living without reliable power, the urgency for a sustainable energy transition is more critical than ever. Notably, Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 80% of this figure, underscoring the region’s need for energy innovation. 

Agric Mini-Fair: Celebrating the Impact of USADF & Kebbi State Govt’s Transformative Collaboration

Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State – In a significant display of agricultural progress, an Agricultural Mini-Fair was held on December 13, 2023, in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State. The event highlighted the fruitful collaboration between the Kebbi State Government and the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) with technical support from Diamond Development Initiatives (DDI) in transforming local agriculture and empowering communities.

DDI’s Presentation at Global Tech Africa Conference Highlights Transformative Collaboration with USADF

In a significant stride towards fostering technological growth and collaboration, DDI was honoured to participate in the Global Tech Africa (GTA) conference held from November 16th to November 19th, 2023, at the Lekki Coliseum in Lagos, Nigeria. The conference, an initiative of the Future Map Foundation and Ascend Studios Foundation in partnership with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the U.S. Consulate, aimed to unite African and international stakeholders in Technology, unlocking growth opportunities and building the tech ecosystem in Africa.

USADF President/CEO Travis Adkins’ Visit to Nigeria Underscores U.S. Govt’s Commitment to Economic Growth and Empowerment

Abuja/Lagos – October 2023. Travis Adkins, President and CEO of the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), embarked on a groundbreaking journey to Nigeria from October 15 to 20, 2023. His visit, marked by a series of impactful engagements, highlights USADF’s unwavering commitment to fostering economic growth, empowering communities, and strengthening trade and investment ties between the United States and Africa.

Highlights of The USADF President’s Visit to Nigeria

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟭 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 – 𝗨𝗦𝗔𝗗𝗙 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁/𝗖𝗘𝗢’𝘀 𝗩𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮!

On Monday, 17th October 2023, we kicked off an incredible journey with the President/CEO of the United States African Development Foundation, Travis Adkins, and his team!

The day began with a warm lunch gathering, where the USADF team, Diamond Development Initiatives (DDI), and USADF Nigerian team came together to exchange ideas and foster collaboration.

USADF, LSETF and Oriki Group Partner to Empower Wellness Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

Ikeja, Lagos – October 19, 2023. In a landmark event held at the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) office in Ikeja, the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and Oriki Global & Synergy Limited signed an agreement that is set to transform the wellness entrepreneurship landscape in Nigeria. The $85,000 grant from USADF and Lagos State Government, through LSETF, with technical support from Diamond Development Initiatives (DDI), will enable Oriki to establish a spa & wellness entrepreneurship hub, providing essential economic empowerment and skill improvement opportunities for wellness entrepreneurs.

The Home Garden Initiative: GAIN partners with DDI to empower local farmers with farm inputs

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), in collaboration with Diamond Development Initiatives (DDI), as implementing partners, recently initiated a project to help address nutritional challenges in Nigeria. The Home Garden Initiative as it is named is designed to empower local farmers to grow nutritious foods in their homes. The project primarily focuses on three states: Benue, Nasarawa, and Kaduna, and it’s already in progress in these areas.

DDI Commences Implementation of Biofortification Project to Tackle Hidden Hunger and Prevent Micro-Nutrient Malnutrition in Oyo State

When we think of hunger, we often imagine people who do not have enough to eat. However, there is another type of hunger that is just as devastating, yet less visible. Micronutrient malnutrition, also known as hidden hunger, affects 2 billion people around the world. This means that a quarter of the global population is not getting enough vitamins and minerals for healthy growth, with devastating effects on their health, productivity, and even survival.

Journey to Kebbi: DDI’s Expedition of Technical Support, Progress, Partnership, and Prosperity

Journey to Kebbi: DDI’s Expedition of Technical Support, Progress, Partnership, and Prosperity

Recently, DDI embarked on a landmark visit to Kebbi State with the aim of painting a vivid picture of the transformation and collaborative progress among several cooperative groups in the state. The representatives of DDI, including the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Project Development Officer, and Communications Specialist, journeyed to assess the progress of cooperative groups that received funding from the partnership of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and the Kebbi State Government.

International Youth Day 2023: Green Skills for Youth: Paving the Path to a Sustainable Future (A Clarion Call)

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated it eloquently when he said that the boundless energy, cutting-edge ideas, and priceless contributions of youngsters around the world are crucial to the survival of humanity. “Humanity depends on the boundless energy, ideas and contributions of youth everywhere. Today and every day, let’s support and stand with young people in shaping a just and sustainable world, for people and planet.” This is particularly poignant on days like International Youth Day, especially as this year’s theme is: Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World. This year, attention is once again focused on how important young people are in guiding society toward a more sustainable future.

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