Smart, Climate-resilient Cities are Possible

“Building smart, just and climate-resilient cities are possible.” Stakeholders working on issues around housing and urban development, construction, geography, academia, civil society and climate adaptation reached this consensus at a roundtable held on Friday, July 24, 2015 in Lagos. Ndutimobong Enang, Spaces for Change’s Research & Policy Communications Officer, participated in the discussions highlighting strategies…

NBS Revises Methodology for Computing Employment Statistics

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revised the definition and methodology for computing unemployment statistics in Nigeria. Spaces for Change’s Cletus Ogwuche joined stakeholders drawn from the public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy at the Wednesday, May 14, 2015’s press briefing held in Abuja, Nigeria, where the NBS presented the revised unemployment…

DEBATE: Is Nigeria Ready for Renewable Energy Development? The Pros and Cons

Spaces for Change’s (S4C’s) May 4, 2015 press statement urged the Nigerian government to tackle the crippling effects of recurrent fuel scarcity by taking its commitment to renewable energy development more seriously. Consistent with its tradition of leveraging the new media and crowdsourcing tools to promote public awareness of social and economic policies and to…

Nigeria: Moving from Fuel Scarcity to Renewable Energy Development

The continuing fuel scarcity in Nigeria presents an opportunity for the Nigerian government to take its commitment to renewable energy development more seriously. For several days, the crippling effects of fuel scarcity on domestic, social and economic activities have been witnessed across the country, a development that has disproportionately affected the poor and the vulnerable,…

Spaces for Change Launches New Research Initiative on Impacts of Energy Sector Reforms on Gender

Spaces for Change is partnering with the  Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the IISD Energy programme to launch a research initiative focusing on energy empowerment, energy sector reform and impacts for gender. Proceeding from a gender perspective, Spaces for Change’s research seeks to build the evidence base for improving the effectiveness of energy interventions in Nigeria. It will examine…