The COVID–19 Global Pandemic affected the lives of many all over the the world and trailed by the loss of loved ones. It has become a threat to man’s survival and one global event we will never forget in a hurry.
The “COVID–19 Memorial Forest Project,” initiated by Omobola Eko of Urban Tree Revival is basically about planting 70,000 indigenous trees as a memorial to those who we lost as a result of the pandemic. Coupled with this is the restoration of degraded forest landscapes, to serve as living monument for tourists, to conserve biodiversity, to act as carbon emission sink, to improve rural livelihood and to foster climate change awareness.
So we invite you to join Omobola Eko by 7.30pm WAT on Thursday, 22nd July 2021 to find out more about how her project, the challenges associated with it and impact of the project on the environment. This seminar will be moderated by Abdullahi Sanusi.
About Omobola Eko
Omobola Eko is a forestpreneur holds bachelor degree in Forestry and Wood Technology and a Master degree in Forest Economics and Management.She started her career as a nursery entrepreneur in 2016 where she was involved in nursery management in a commercial landscape, later on she started a non-profit organisation in 2019 – Urban Tree Revival Initiative which is in line with the SDG 13 (climate action) and 15 (Life on Land). Her passions involve creating awareness on climate change, how tree is beneficial to the environment and conservation of endangered indigenous trees.
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