EcoKnowledge Derivatives

The reconciliation of economic, social and environmental dimensions of development for green growth represents a new paradigm in development thinking, concept, policy, and practice. Thus, there has been an increasing publication of new knowledge products including reports, tools, and frameworks to define, facilitate,  and  catalyse  the  path to greeen growth. However, the low level of awareness, lengthy and technical nature of the knowledge products limit their readership and uptake for policy, practice, and advocacy. 

EcoKnowledge Derivative (EKD) is a strategic mechanism that employs  active and  non-conventional strategies for  effective dissemination of green growth knowledge using policy briefs and social media platforms to catalyse the use, uptake, and  implementation of green growth knowledge as well as promote the effort of stakeholders who are generating knowledge for green growth.

EKD analyses, harmonises, synthesizes and condenses knowledge products into policy briefs and enhanced social media contents (knowledge derivatives) in simple, reader-friendly, and non-technical formats that can be easily understood by specialist and non-specialist stakeholders. The knowledge derivatives are disseminated using conventional media organisations, relevant global mailing digests and social media platforms using a  multimedia approach that leverage the unique and comparative advantages.

EKD builds on ISNAD-Africa’s Africa4Nature Health Initiative (A4NHI), a public awareness and policy advocacy initiative for a new deal with nature and people that was implemented in response to nexus of COVID-19 and nature. A4NHI, which was implemented for 19 weeks, reached about 6.2 million people in Africa while the policy recommendations it proffered were reported in twenty (24news stories in leading newspapers within and outside Africa. 

News about the program has started trending on front line newspapers such as Guardian Newspapers (Nigeria), Leadership Newspaper, This Day Newspaper, among others, of its commencement.  Please find some links below:

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Mainstream Media Organisations

1

Africa risks $2.7tr to ecosystem collaspse

TheGuardian Newspaper, Nigeria https://guardian.ng/news/africa-risks-2-7tr-to-ecosystem-collaspse/
2

Stakeholders: Central Bank’s N250bn Gas Support Fund to Unlock 206TCF Reserves, Spur Growth

This Day, Nigeria https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2021/08/31/stakeholders-central-banks-n250bn-gas-support-fund-to-unlock-206tcf-reserves-spur-growth/
3

Increase In Gas Price Causes Panic, Puts Health, Environmental Burden On People

Independent, Nigeria https://independent.ng/increase-in-gas-price-causes-panic-puts-health-environmental-burden-on-people/
4

Relief as CBN moves to unlock NGEP with N250bn, create 2m jobs annually

BluePrint, Nigeria https://www.blueprint.ng/relief-as-cbn-moves-to-unlock-ngep-with-n250bn-create-2m-jobs-annually/
5

CBN’s N250bn Intervention Can Create 12m Jobs – Experts

Leadership Newspaper, Nigeria https://leadership.ng/cbns-n250bn-intervention-can-create-12m-jobs-experts/
6

Degradation: Nigeria, Others Lose $3.8bn To Erosion, 1m Plants, Animal Species Risk Extinction

Leadership Newspaper, Nigeria https://leadership.ng/degradation-nigeria-others-lose-3-8bn-to-erosion-1m-plants-animal-species-risk-extinction/amp/
7

Global tourism sector may lose $4trn amid COVID-19 pandemic – UN

Business Day Newspaper, Nigeria https://businessday.ng/companies/article/global-tourism-sector-may-lose-4trn-amid-covid-19-pandemic-un/
8

LPG price skyrockets, deforestation worsens despite 206t SCF deposit

The Guardian Newspaper, Nigeria https://m.guardian.ng/news/lpg-price-skyrockets-deforestation-worsens-despite-206t-scf-deposit/
9

Stakeholders seek domestication of gas resources as price soars

The Guardian Newspaper, Nigeria https://m.guardian.ng/business-services/stakeholders-seek-domestication-of-gas-resources-as-price-soars/amp/
10

Stakeholders call for domestication of gas with FG, CBN N250b intervention

Business Day Newspaper, Nigeria https://businessday.ng/news/article/stakeholders-call-for-domestication-of-gas-with-fg-cbn-n250b-intervention/
11

Stakeholders Seek Youth Inclusion in Global Biodiversity Framework

The Vanguard Newspaper, Nigeria https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/08/stakeholders-seek-youth-inclusion-in-global-biodiversity-framework/
12

Stakeholders Seek Youth Inclusion in Global Biodiversity Framework

This Day Newspaper, Nigeria https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2021/08/24/stakeholders-seek-youth-inclusion-in-global-biodiversity-framework/
13 Stakeholders disturbed as Nigeria, others lose $3.8b to environmental degradation. The Guardian Newspaper, Nigeria https://m.guardian.ng/news/stakeholders-disturbed-as-nigeria-others-lose-3-8b-to-environmental-degradation/
Blogs
1 Nigeria: Stakeholders – Central Bank’s N250bn Gas Support Fund to Unlock 206tcf Reserves, Spur Growth NewsNow United Kingdom https://https://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Industry+Sectors/Energy~Utilities/Natural+Gas/Africa/Nigeria
2 Stakeholders – Central Bank’s N250bn Gas Support Fund to Unlock 206tcf Reserves, Spur Growth All Africa South Africa https://allafrica.com/stories/202108310104.html
3 Stakeholders – Central Bank s N250bn Gas Support Fund to Unlock 206tcf Reserves, Spur Growth Ethiopia News, Ethiopia https://ethiopia.shafaqna.com/EN/AL/175871
4 Stakeholders: Central Banks N250bn Gas Support Fund to Unlock 206TCF Reserves, Spur Growth Latest Naija News, NIgeria https://www.latestnigeriannews.com/p/864408/stakeholders-central-banks-n250bn-gas-support-fund-to-unlock-206tcf-reserves-spu.html
5 Stakeholders: Nigeria: Stakeholders – Central Bank’s N250bn Gas Support Fund to Unlock 206tcf Reserves, Spur Growth Afro News https://afro.news/2021/08/31/nigeria-stakeholders-central-banks-n250bn-gas-support-fund-to-unlock-206tcf-reserves-spur-growth/
6 Nigeria: Stakeholders – Central Bank’s N250bn Gas Support Fund to Unlock 206tcf Reserves, Spur Growth First Nigeria TV, Nigeria https://www.firstnigeriatv.com/firstnigeriatv-news-headlines-tuesday-31-08-2021/
7 Stakeholders seek domestication of gas resources as price soars Gist Now Now, Nigeria https://gistnownow.com/stakeholders-seek-domestication-of-gas-resources-as-price-soars-the-guardian-nigeria-news/
8 Stakeholders seek domestication of gas resources as price soars New Center, Nigeria https://newscenter.com.ng/stakeholders-seek-domestication-of-gas-resources-as-price-soars/
9 Stakeholders seek domestication of gas resources as price soars Newjour, Nigeria https://newsjour.com/ja/MjE1MjEw/
10 GREEN DIGEST: YOUTH INCLUSION, CONSERVATION AND CLIMATE-INDUCED DISASTERS The Green Insitute, USA https://greeninstitute.ng/blog1/2021/8/31/green-digest-youth-inclusion-conservation-and-climate-induced-disasters