about g.e.c.i

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Introduction
Global Environmental Conscious Initiative (GECi) is a non-governmental organization founded and co-operated under part C of Companies and Allied Matters Act, 1990 in 2016 that aims at protecting and restoring environment in Nigeria. We also aim at sensitizing and promoting public awareness on environmental issues, its management, protection and conservation. Again, to sustain a world wild general accepted environmental practices in particular with relevant organizations and agencies through workshops, advice and seminar. We do encourage an improved system on waste management and disposal, climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Problem Description 
The issue we want to take up in this project for is a  novel one and is therefore very important for the development issue of our society.
We are aware of the consequences of climate change in our immediate environment which is due to the increasing levels of those gases in the atmosphere. Human activities are increasing the levels of greenhouse gasses like water vapour, carbondioxide, nitrogen oxide, methane, chlorofluocarbon and ozone. There is evidence that climate warming is already underway. It must be stated that not all regions will experience equal warming some areas may become much hotter and drier while others will actually experience cooler weather. Other predicted effects of global warming include melting of the polar ice caps, flooding of coastalines, severe storms, changes in precipitation patterns and widespread changes in ecological balance. Infectious diseases may increase due to an expansion of habitat for disease vectors like mosquitoes. Many species may be unable to adapt to such shift changes in the climate and may become extinct. This is one of the reasons why Global Conscious Initiative, GECi was incorporated to help Anambra State, Nigeria and African governments educate and sensitize our people of these dangers as were canvased in some international protocols and convention like Kyoto Protocol and Vienna Convention.

Again, people in Anambra State, Nigeria and African generally need to be informed of what integrates water resource management is aimed at. This is of three ways, to wit:
Firstly, it may imply systematic consideration of the various dimensions of water; that is surface and ground water, both in terms of quality and quantity. Secondly, it can mean addressing interactions between water, land and the environment and recognizing that changes in any one of the resources may have consequences for the others. Finally, the broadest interpretation of the concept would mean approaching water management with reference to the interrelationship between water and land resources with social and economic development. It is this third approach – which is the most literal and extensive and reconciles economic necessities with ecological imperatives – that has to be kept in mind while understanding the legal and institutional issues associated with integrated water Resources Management, India, as a developed country has adopted this approach. We, at Global Environmental Conscious Initiative – GECi will like Anambra State Nigeria and Africa to do the same.

Improper management of waste is not left out. Thus, it is noteworthy to mention here that the effect of waste on humans depends on the types of waste in question (whether it is controlled or dangerous waste) and the proximity of human beings or animals to this waste. Dangers posed by unmanaged wastes are the devastating, ecological and human disasters, which they occasion. Some of these wastes are toxic, radioactive and hazardous and are very detrimental to human, animal and plant life.

We are aware of examples of human disasters caused by improper management of waste which occurred in the world between 1921 and 1988. For instance:

  1. Minimata, Japan 1953 – 1960; which was caused by methyl mercury poisoning of people eating fish polluted by mercury. This, according to the finding made led to 120 deaths, numerous injuries and many were hospitalized.
  2. Bhopal, India, December 4th 1984 which occurred due to accidental release of poisonous methyl isocyanate gas from the pesticide plant of American multinational company union carbide corporation) due to a faulty pump and negligent operational policy. This, according to finding resulted in over 30,000 deaths, 200,000 injured and many with irreversible deformities.
  3. Onne, Port Harcourt, Nigerian that was due to industrial effluent containing a high level of Ammonia from NAFCON, by a fertilizer company which was discharged into Okrika River. According to finding, massive fish killing and socio-economic problems in the fishing industries of the surrounding villages. Over N30M compensation was claimed.

It is noteworthy to state here that proper management of wastes offers human, animals and plants, ecological security and health. This is the more reason why we, at GECi advocates sensitization and awareness by people in Anambra State, Ebonyi State, Port Harcourt, Nigeria and Africa, in general.

These are some of the problems we will describe in this proposal.
It is worthy to mention here that some states in Nigeria: Anambra, Imo and Lagos have started to experience serious flooding occasioned by climate change.
We have competent manpower and professionals in these field to educate the people in these areas.      

GECI’S Work Plan
With these imminent problems, we intend, if we can get reasonable assistance to help the United Nations inculcate their programmes in these areas to our local government  areas, state in Nigeria and Africa in general where the knowledge in these areas  ane needed.

Targeted Audience
We intend to involve the President Generals (Town Union Leaders), Local Government Authority (Municipal Councils), Commissioner of Environment from the States, youths, commissioners of water resources from states, Local Government waste management authorities, Heads of higher tertiary Institutions in Nigeria (both state and federal). We shall engage the services of academia/professionals in Environment, Law and medical services. As stated earlier, these workshop will take place at the Local Government areas where the impacts of these problems are needed. We also intend to start this project now
as the rainy season is still on. However, take off fund is our limiting problem though, we have started roads and cities sensitization.

Impact of the Project
Our activities when we complete them will definitely inculcate the United Nations programmes on our people, they will become conscious of their activities against the national environment and our country will achieve sustainable development goals like their counterparts in South Africa, India, United States of America and United Kingdom.

Funding
As we stated above our problem is lack of take-off funds. It is only through government assistance, donations, other international NGOs and politicians that we can get money to implement our projects; to get our objectives.

Budget
We need the sum of N10M (ten million naira) to carry out these activities covering the following things in about 124 Local Governments in Nigeria.

Appeal
The above is for your information. We therefore appeal to you promoters of people oriented projects, charitable organizations and persons, donors, governments, NGOs, international organizations to come to our aid with reasonable amount.as it is for humanity.
Bankers: A/C Name: Global Evironmental Conscious Initiative
A/C No: 1015837708
Bank:  Zenith Bank PLC

Remain blessed as you do !

Thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Livinus Ifeatu Nwokike, Esq
Chairman/CEO
For: GECi

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