Project Save the Lagoon
The Lagos Lagoon needs our help.
Fri 29 July
Location: University of Lagos*
Times: 9am – 5pm
Format: In-person & Virtual
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
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
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
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.