Nigeria has just concluded a two-year term on the CCAC- Steering Committee and Working Group. ENGR. (MRS) ABUBAKAR says "I like to apply the rules. However, as Co-chair you can’t always do that. And my former fellow co-chair, Jonathan Pershing of the US, calmed me really quick. So from the beginning, our biggest objective as co-chairs, along with Kaveh Zahedi, who was coordinating the CCAC for UNEP, was to nurture and make everyone feel welcome. This is a coalition, it’s a family and we get things done. Partners trust us with their funds. There is process, but the process doesn’t hinder performance. Because of the spirit of the coalition, there is no strong divide among the partners. In other forums people come with preconceived positions. Here, everybody wants to give, not take. The coalition is like a mother. Every child is loved. In other places there are rules, here we have some rules too, but we don’t have to prove anything to anyone. We’re not fighting for anything. We are here to learn from each other. And in the past year, with three women working together [Abubakar, Co-chair Annika Markovic of Sweden and Helena Molin Valdes, Head of the CCAC Secretariat], we really went into cruise control and got massive projects rolling. We are now able to say with full confidence that it's a Coalition of the Working, and everyone who needs to take notice has not only noticed but acknowledged. - See more at: http://www.unep.org/ccac/Media/PressReleases/InterviewwithBahijjahtuAbubakar/tabid/133758/Default.aspx#sthash.4UinTex2.dpuf[read more]
Endorsement of the Nigeria- Clean Technology Fund Investment Plan for Solar pv development in Nigeria.
The Clean Technology Fund (CTF) Review Committee sitting in Jamaica just approved $USD150 million out of the Clean Technology Fund for Solar pv development in northern Nigeria. After thorough screening of the Investment Plan by the Committee, We say a big Congratulations to Nigeria and the Renewable Energy Programme....[read more]