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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 35 n°185

World Sustainability Organization Puts the Focus on Africa With High-Level Visit to the Region and New Projects

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 29 giugno 2022

Until to July 7th, the Director of the World Sustainability Organization/Friend of the Sea & Friend of the Earth will visit South Africa, Zambia, and Nigeria. The visit will highlight outstanding stories of sustainable transformation while unveiling new initiatives in favor of sustainable development, contributing to local, national, and regional efforts. The African continent has a vital role in the global movement towards achieving a more sustainable development. Indeed, Africa hosts a quarter of the world’s biodiversity, with more than 4700 mammal species and unique landscapes. However, on the path towards sustainability, improvements have been slow. According to the latest “Africa Sustainable Development Report” elaborated by the United Nations, in the global ranking that measures the improvement in the implementation of the SDG, the average score across all African member States was 53.82 in 2020. That means the region is halfway towards achieving the sustainable goals.The first stop of the high-level visit is South Africa. WSO’s Director will spend several days at the Rhino Orphanage, a non-profit company based in the Limpopo Province dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating rhinos since 2012. The Rhino Orphanage specializes in saving and giving a new life to baby rhinos whose mothers have been killed by poachers.The World Sustainability Organization’s program Friend of the Earth is contributing funds to the project to help the rehabilitation process, specifically the relocation of all baby rhinos to their new home, a 4800 hectares farm. The second part of this “African Sustainability Tour” will take WSO leadership to Zambia. The country, located at the crossroads of Central, Southern, and East Africa, will become the headquarter of the World Sustainability Organizations’ first Hub on the continent.Finally, the World Sustainability Organization will be at the Zambia International Trade Fair in Ndola. This year’s theme is “Promoting Value Addition for Sustainable Growth.” WSO/Friend of the Sea & Friend of the Earth will have a special stand in the Fair, a place to continue developing the sustainability network with the event’s participants.Named the “Giant of Africa” for its solid economic position, Nigeria also faces the challenge of fighting extreme poverty and building a more sustainable economic model. In this context, Mr. Bray will take advantage of this last trip stop to highlight the stories of companies that represent an example of good practices, especially regarding sustainability and social accountability.On July 5th, at an official ceremony, Friend of the Sea will deliver the “Turtle Safe Certification” to Atlantic Shrimpers, one of the largest fishing companies in West Africa, producing and exporting premium frozen seafood products. This unique eco-label recognizes the company’s efforts to protect endangered sea turtles, reducing the threat of bycatch thanks to responsible fishing techniques.It’s expected to count on the participation of Doyinsola Ogunye as guest speaker during the event. Mrs. Ogunye runs the “Kids Beach Garden” NGO dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating sea turtles while teaching kids about recycling and sustainability. The ceremony will take place in Lagos.


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