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Science , Technology, Innovation and Culture for Sustainable Development in Nigeria. Presented by Dr. Precious Kalamba Gbeneol B. Med. Sci. (Pharmacology), MBBS, MPH, FWACP, FMCFM, Senior Special Assistant to the President on the MDGs
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Science, Technology, Innovation and Culture for Sustainable Development in Nigeria.
Presented by Dr. Precious Kalamba Gbeneol
B. Med. Sci. (Pharmacology), MBBS, MPH, FWACP, FMCFM,
Senior Special Assistant to the President on the MDGs
At the 2013 Annual Ministerial Review of the Economic and Social Council .
Debt service as a percentage export of goods and services (2000 – 2011)
Telephone Lines (%)
Internet Users (%)
Improved policy environment
Improved economic performance
Better collaboration among actors
Adapting Science Technology and Innovation (STI) to improve MDGs interventions
The disbursement of the DRGs continues to play a critical role.Key Drivers and Bottlenecks
What are the key bottlenecks?
The implementation of the DRGs as additional funding to the traditional annual budget highlights Nigeria’s commitment to the MDGs framework with demonstrable impact at the grassroots.Debt Relief Gains Implementation (DRGs): Total Dollar Appropriation Across Time
In addition to the impact generated from the CCT scheme, some examples from the CGS are revealing:
More than 2,844 primary health care facilities were rehabilitated or constructed
6,673 health workers trained
More than 74,000 primary school teachers recruited
Over 2.4 million insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) provided
3,524 small town boreholes with solar-powered pumps
6,031 boreholes with hand pumps
393 small town water supply schemes constructed
3,709 VIP toilets constructed
7,673 people trained on vocational skills.Implementation of the Debt Relief Gains: Conditional Grants Scheme
The CGS targets those with the greatest need. We deployed Science, Technology and Innovation to conduct the following in order to reach the most disadvantaged in society:
24 States – N10Bn (50% counterpart contribution from States) will go to extreme poor households with children 0-15 years & pregnant women.
Criteria for Selection
Human Capacity Development Index broken down to state level, Needs Assessment, Baseline Facility Inventory and Poverty Mapping were used
It aims to strengthen and develop tools and mechanisms that would ensure communities’ voice is part of decision making
Feedback is submitted from beneficiary communities on the performance of MDGs interventions across the country through SMS, Email, or a Web Form into a central database at www.mdgs.gov.ng/communityEnhancing Citizen Engagement in Accelerating the Attainment of the MDGs in Nigeria
In June 1999, Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism established:
Nigeria witnessed an unprecedented flood that affected several states of the Federation in 2012.
Immediate evacuation of the affected population away from the flooded areas.
Relocation of the affected population in temporary shelters/accommodation including relocation of pupils to other schools.
Development of a consolidated Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) register
Provision of food and non-food items, medical and other humanitarian assistance.
Repair of roads to link cut-off towns/settlements.Interventions to Tackle the Threat of Flooding in Nigeria
6. The Federal Government in collaboration with development partners carried out the national 2012 Flood Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).
7. The Federal Ministry of Environment with support from development partners like the UNDP developed the flood early warning system and tools to forecast occurrence of flood five days in advance in about 600 communities.
8. The National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) in collaboration with UNDP has developed the draft Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction as well as identification and monitoring of risks.
Specific policies and action plans to address environmental challenges that have been put in place include: