By Dilibe Michael
Global Initiative for food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP), a non governmental organization (NGO) based in Abuja has began the training of 50 vulnerable women on production of energy efficient stoves in Maiduguri the capital of Borno state.
The training workshop on the production of energy efficient stoves took place at the Bakassi IDPs Camp in the State.
Theophilus Madaki, the Maiduguri Programme Officer of GIFSEP said this yesterday at a stakeholders workshop organised by the NGO to discuss how best to train the beneficiaries who comprised 60 percent old women and 40 percent young ladies.
The training workshop which started on Monday 24th May 2021 and is expected to last till Friday 28th May, 2021 was sponsored by Africa Green Movement (AGM), Small Grants Programme (SGP), GEF and UNDP.
“Global Initiative for food Security and Ecosystem Preservation” (GIFSEP) is a non-profit, GIFSEP made up of individuals who share a common objective of building a peaceful, equitable and just society and an eco friendly environment.
”We want to recognize the situation that the women are more raveged by the insurgency in Borno. We will train and empower them with tools after undergoing production of energy stoves” he added.
In his remarks, he said the 50 beneficiaries were selected based on their level of vulnerabilities.
He said the Idea of the training is to be able to create economic opportunites to the beneficiaries through training and monitoring, so that they will have opportunity to be econonmically active .
” One of the thinking is that when people don’t have economic activities , they become Vulnerable to a lot of conflict opportunities. So , we are doing our little to minimize such situation.
He urged the beneficiaries to ensure that this opportunity is utilized for maximum benefit, saying that production of energy stoves should be a continuous activities within them.