Oasis Development Initiative (ODI)
To enhance the quality of lives of individuals by supporting them to improve their access to healthcare and quality education, while empowering them economically and supporting their capacity to improve their livelihoods by working with state and non-state actors.
Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Health, Humanitarian/Emergency Response, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy Development
Other Organizational Expertise
Education and Agriculture
Technologies & Fuels
Clean Cooking Activities
Climate change is a critical challenge facing humanity which is very likely to increase the frequency and intensity of heat waves, droughts and heavy rainfall events. This adversely affects agriculture, forests, water resources, human health, and settlements.
Using our region as a case study where there are several illegal refineries, the inhabitants have access to these local crude oil miners and make use of unhealthy petroleum products for cooking, which is detrimental to their health especially the women and children.
In May 2016 ODI conducted the Awareness Creation On Climate Change Advocacy to Reduce the Emission of Greenhouse Gas in the Atmosphere (ACCA-1 Project), that was to be funded by the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). Th goal of this project was to promote the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Bayelsa State. Some activities we conducted were (1) Community entry visits to rural community stakeholders and relevant government agencies; (2) Baseline survey on the use of LPG in rural communities; (3) Training of journalists in the region with the aim of enhancing the role of the media in creating awareness on the use LPG; and (4) Monitoring and Evaluation of the project etc.
LPG emits virtually no particles and switching to LPG can thus have an immediate impact on global warming. LPG creates the least greenhouse gas emission of all the available fossil fuels; it contains fewer amounts of sulfur, nitrogen and other matter.
The use of firewood and other fuels for cooking in Nigeria especially in the oil rich Niger Delta region needs to stop. The major risks which could affect successful implementation of clean cookstoves are: a) Affordability; b) Religious beliefs, lore, and practices that pose major threats to embracing new ways of cooking; c) Lack of vertical integration and policies that are communicated down to the provincial government; however, clear detailed plans and guidelines that are necessary to support implementation are rare; and d) Lack of emphasis on vulnerable populations, which include challenges, such as language barriers, remoteness, gender roles etc.
This partnership will give us the opportunity to; 1) Emphasize the benefits of clean cookstoves; 2) Carry out effective monitoring and evaluation with qualified personnel; and 3) Focus on vulnerable people within communities especially women and girls who do the bulk of cooking.
With the aid of this partnership, we will enlighten women and girls on the benefits of using clean cookstoves which include: 1) Better control; 2) Faster cooking: 3) Low kitchen temperatures; 4) Safer uses; 5) More timesavings.
For a number of years in Nigeria, the media has been underperforming on reporting on prescribe roles in the context of climate change. Climate change news are rarely prominent and are often difficult to access. With this partnership, the message will be relevant, accurate, timely, well-received and well understood by the target audience. The general public also needs to know what the government's climate change policies and strategies are, and these strategies mean to them. The public should also learn how they can take advantage of these polices to reduce vulnerability. Our major contribution in this partnership is awareness creation. This partnership will give us an enabling platform to fully exercise our interest in promoting good and healthy ways of cooking to help reduce emissions of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.
ODI will conduct advocacy visits to create awareness at the local level and distribute clean cookstoves. In summary, we will ensure the smooth implementation of this project (clean cookstoves) and evenly distribute clean cookstoves .
Regions Operating In
Country Based In
Suite 3, Samira Plaza, Otiotio Road, Yenezue-
Yenagoa, Bayelsa State (Niger Delta Region) +234
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Ms. Victoria Arafiri
Title: Executive Director
Phone: +2348034159781Request an Edit to This Profile