NEPAD Nigeria Collaborates With World Habitat Ambassadors Foundation (WHAF) On Sustainable Urban Development

A Non-Governmental Organisation, the World Habitat Ambassadors
Foundation, WHAF, has concluded arrangements to partner with NEPAD
Nigeria in its plans to build inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
human settlements across Nigeria in line with the United Nations
Habitat core value of delivering the Sustainable Development Goals 11.

Project Director of the group, Amb. Hillary Emoh, who revealed the
above, Friday, at NEPAD Nigeria when he, alongside other members of the
Organisation, visited the NEPAD Nigeria CEO, Princess Gloria Akobundu,
told media men that, given the global reach of NEPAD and its mandate of
seeking to make life better for the African people, a partnership in the
area of building sustainable urban settlements was one in the right

The World Habitat Ambassador said Africa was in dire need of
sustainable cities that seek to meet the vision of the United Nations’
goals in the public housing sector and called on NEPAD Nigeria to take
advantage of the activities of his Foundation in the area to increase
awareness on the challenges that exist in the sector, while also joining
the group to mobilise energy and diversify resources to improve the
situation on ground.

In his words, Emoh explained: “We have seen what NEPAD Nigeria CEO is
doing in the Agency since she came into office. We have, therefore,
come to request her and the Agency to extend their vision to the housing
sector as our Foundation is doing. Only recently, we have concentrated
our energy and finances on building and rehabilitating selected schools
across the FCT and the neighbouring States. Our products are built to
last with materials that can easily be sourced from our local
communities and we are inviting NEPAD Nigeria to come and partner with
us to increase awareness on what we are doing and to use its reach to
improve our funding base”.

According to Emoh, the group was not resting on its oars in the area
of funds mobilisation for its projects. It was, therefore, in line with
the above that a Gala and Award Dinner tagged World Habitat Humanitarian
and Philanthropic Awards for Excellence has been scheduled for October
this year to recognise and celebrate individuals and institutions, who
have made remarkable marks in some fields of human endeavours and acts
of philanthropy. This, he said, was in order to raise awareness and
funds to sustain projects already initiated by the Foundation, which are
on various stages of completion.

The World Habitat Ambassadors Foundation is an NGO that is committed
to working in tandem with the United Nations Habitat core values. It is
dedicated to achieving the set-goal for urban development, the SDG11,
which calls to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe,
resilient and sustainable. The Organisation has offices across Nigeria.

NEPAD Nigeria Collaborates with WHAF

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