Six Key Insights from the Cost of a Healthy Diet (CoHD) Reports

By Babajide Fowowe Last week, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released the first of a series of new reports, titled the Cost of a Healthy Diet (CoHD). The NBS defines the cost of a healthy diet as “the cost per day of the least expensive combination of foods that meets the daily requirements for […]

Five Takeaways from the Event on ‘Nigeria, Climate Change and the Green Economy’

By Ifetayo Idowu and Faridha Salihu-Lukman Last Wednesday, 22 November 2023, Agora Policy and partners convened a policy conversation in Abuja to explore the intersection between climate change, energy transition, and the green economy in Nigeria. The event also featured the public presentation of Agora Policy’s latest report, entitled “Climate Change and Social-Economic Development in […]

Climate Change: Nigeria Needs to Snap Out of Denial and Indifference

Let’s start with the obvious: climate change still does not enjoy the prominence that it deserves in Nigeria. Yes, there are some individuals, organisations and government agencies that are making a strong case for, and designing and implementing, consequential climate interventions in the country. We salute them. We thank them. But the sad, inconvenient truth […]

Urgent Need to Leverage Climate Action for Nigeria’s Development

Climate change is increasing hunger, poverty, disease-burden, migration, conflict and insecurity in Nigeria. It is damaging infrastructure, changing Nigeria’s coastlines, fuelling desertification, producing water scarcity, facilitating erosion and resulting in the loss of revenue for states and the national government. The total economic cost of climate change to Nigeria was estimated at $100 billionby 2020 […]

Climate Change Deserves Greater, More Urgent Attention in Nigeria

Climate change poses severe and multiple threats to Nigeria’s current and future development and should be taken more seriously by the Nigerian government and other critical stakeholders, a new report by Agora Policy, an Abuja-based think tank, has said. “It is evident that climate change is not a marginal or peripheral issue that the government […]

Agora Policy Hosts Second Workshop on Policy Analysis and Advocacy

On the 4th and 5th of October 2023, Agora Policy hosted its second workshop on Policy Analysis and Advocacy in Lagos, Nigeria, following an initial session in Abuja. Supported by the MacArthur Foundation, the workshop equipped about 60 participants across civil society, the media, government and research institutions with the tools and knowledge needed to […]