Project Save the Lagoon

Lagos, Nigeria

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The Lagos Lagoon needs our help.

Fri 29 July

Location: University of Lagos*
Times: 9am – 5pm
Format: In-person & Virtual
Cost: FREE

Save the Lagoon Youth Summit will bring together young people from across Lagos, Nigeria to explore the importance of the Lagos Lagoon for our community and environment, and develop action plans for how we can play a role in saving it. Join us!

*The event will take place at the Procurement Center, opposite Faculty of Social Sciences

Summit Hosts

Oluwaseyi Moejoh
Naphtali Akudung
Jacob Abaare
Taiwo Adebiyi

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All times in WAT (UTC+1)

Min                  Time                            Activity

05                    09:00am                      Opening Session by Host 

05                    09:05am                      Welcome & Overview for Planeteer HQ

10                    09:10am                      Ice Breaker Activity

10                    09:20am                      Importance and History of the Lagos Lagoon

20                    09:30am                      Local Keynote Speaker – Adesola

30                    09:50am                      Problem Tree Activity

45                    10:20am                      Panel Discussion – Seun, Adegeye, Jacob

20                    11:05am                      Games – Kahoot Session

60                    11:25am                      Skills and Strategies for Change Workshop

15                    12:25pm                      Bio Break

90                    12:40pm                      Breakout Session/Project

30                    02:10pm                      Bio Break/ Lunch

30                    02:40pm                      Project Presentations

10                    03:10pm                      Social Media Take over with our Hashtags

05                    03:20pm                      Closing Remarks 

About Lagos Lagoon

canoeing on Lagos Lagoon

Lagos lagoon is the largest of four lagoon systems off the Gulf of Guinea. Several rivers and waterways empty into it, and it plays an important role in the West African coastal ecosystem as well as the Nigerian economy. The lagoon is a major fishery, providing food and income for surrounding communities and beyond. Unfortunately, the lagoon receives enormous amounts of largely untreated industrial and other wastes. The Lagos Lagoon needs our help.


About Planeteer Alliance Blue Climate Action Summit Series

Blue Climate Summit logo + NALYS logo

Oceans and freshwater lakes play a crucial role in slowing and reversing the effects of climate change. As part of our work in accelerating known climate solutions, the Planeteer Alliance is excited to be supporting the Blue Climate Action Summit Series to support Planeteers around the world in taking Blue Climate Action — work to protect and restore our oceans and lakes to help their communities and our planet.

The Blue Climate Action Summit Series is being built in collaboration with the NALYS organizers based on the principles they have identified for authentically engaging young people in communities around the world:

  • Uplifting young people’s voices and ideas
  • Empowering young people to connect with, protect, preserve and restore their water systems. 
  • The importance of story and culture in creating connections
  • The importance of indigenous wisdom in restoring our waterways
  • The interconnectedness of problems facing our planet and the intersectional approach needed to solve them. 

Planeteer Alliance is a program of the Captain Planet Foundation, a US-based NGO with the mission of engaging and empowering young people to be problem solvers for the planet.