Fifty women in Gombe State have been trained on renewable energy and the use of energy-efficient stoves by the North East Development Commission (NEDC).
The women, drawn from 11 local government areas of the state, were trained by the NEDC in collaboration with the Gombe State government, in an effort to mitigate the effect of climate change in the sub-region.
Speaking at the end of the two-day training, the coordinator of the programme, Aliyu Yakubu Abdulkadir, said the training was to equip the women with knowledge on the phenomenon of climate change, and what they could do to mitigate its impact on society.
“Nigeria has been dealing with climate change which is something that is affecting our livelihood, healthcare, food sustainability and other aspects of our socio-economic wellbeing.
“The women can equally serve as advocates and positive partners in the fight against climate change and global warming. They are also expected to step down the training to other women in their respective communities,” Abdulkadir explained.
Our correspondent reports that each of the beneficiaries received energy-efficient stoves, stipends and certificates.