AEFJN recently co-organized a national conference on Just Governance: The Nigerian Biosafety Acts, and GMOs – Implications for Nigerians and Africa in Nigeria. It isa follow up activity of the Land grab conference held at Nairobi in 2015. The conference was the initiative of Friends of the Earth Nigeria/ Environmental Right Action who participated at the Nairobi conference. It aimed at developing national advocacy strategies to repeal the recently passed Nigerian biosafety law and to resist the release of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into the country because it is perceived that its negative impact on the Nigerian ecosystem and her food sovereignty, and the ripple effect on the rest of Africa would be monumental. The other members of the coalition are Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network, Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, Health of Mother Earth Foundation, ATAN Justice, Development and Peace Centre, Nigeria. The conference brought the Church and the Civil Society together for joint advocacy actions. The report of the conference, joint action plan, presentation materials and some photos are found here.
Abuja Declaration on the Release of GMOs in Nigeria
Commitment to a Plan of Action
Report of the GMOs Conference in Nigeria
Press Conference Report Abuja Conference
Photos : Nigeria Just Governance: The Nigerian Biosafety Acts, and GMOs – Implications for Nigerians