Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Representatives of LEAD AWA visits YabaTech UNEVOC Center

Representatives of Leadership Environment and Development Anglophone West Africa (LEAD AWA) led by the Regional Programme Director, Mrs. Maureen Akintayo visited YabaTech UNESCO-UNEVOC on the 3rd of March 2014, .
The LEAD team's visit was to seek ways of partnership between the YabaTech UNESCO-UNEVOC and LEAD AWA. LEAD Anglophone West Africa is a member program of LEAD International, a U. K. based global non-profit organization, founded by the Rockefeller Foundation about 20years ago.

FEDEN/LEAD AWA is recognized as one of the top three environmental NGOs in Nigeria with a strong reputation as the only organization providing capacity building for mid-career professionals - leadership entrepreneurship and sustainability.
The UNESCO-UNEVOC Team consisting of the Director, Ms. Ify Marinze, Coordinator Dr.(Mrs.) Doherty and System Analyst Mr. John Okewole welcomed the LEAD AWA delegation. Ms. Marinze stated that the UNEVOC Center can partner with LEAD AWA in their Ecopreneur LEADERs program and Integrated Agriculture & Waste Management Program which is designed to help young people build lifelong skills necessary for transforming social problems into opportunities for creating sustainable enterprises.

Yaba College of Technology under the leadership of Dr.(Mrs.) M. K. Ladipo has been training students in Technical and Vocational education offering courses in Printing Technology, Textile Technology, Agricultural Technology, Hotel and Catering, Tourism and Hospitality and much more.

A follow-up meeting was held on 11th of March 2014 to finetune an agriculture collaborative project with the two institution. In attendance was the Head of Department, Agric. Technology, Dr. A. Akinfemi.

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