Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Increasing access to safe drinking water and sanitation
2013-Date: CMADI is being engaged by PIND to carry out several WASH enlightenment/training to several households/schools in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, Edo, Imo, Kano, Kogi, Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Rivers, Taraba and FCT (Abuja) (2013-Present) WASH in communities (March- April 2020): CMADI provided handwashing stations at specific points in two communities (Egbokodo Itsekiri and Ijala Ikenren in the Warri metropolis). They also had mini one-to-one and community education on COVID-19 and the importance of handwashing. The stations covered roughly 3000 people (both women and children). Provision of masks and soaps for children of 40 families.
Conduct private and corporate facilities WASH compliance assessments.
A UK GCRF in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, UK, and Federal Polytechnic Ede to conduct data collection on this study, “Nutrition, reproductive health, and slum upgrading sites in Ghana and Nigeria: addressing female informal worker malnutrition in pre and post COVID-19 context in partnership” (2019 to present).
Production, training, and deployment of bio-sand and ceramic clay water filters.
Bio Sand and ceramic clay water filters are appropriate technology devices that are simple, inexpensive, and 99% effective at removing disease-causing microorganisms (pathogens) from water. CMADI, aided by the Foundation for Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta has to date, deployed more than 2000 Bio Sand and ceramic clay water filters in households, communities, and schools across the 9 Niger Delta states including Lagos, Benue, Kogi, and the FCT, Abuja.
Sanitation marketing for open defecation-free communities through the promotion of eco-friendly latrines (dry pit drum latrines etc)
Educating people about sanitation and ensuring communities are free of open defecation is a critical step toward improving public health and reducing disease spread. Raising awareness about the importance of proper hygiene practices, such as hand washing and waste disposal.
WASH in Schools (Wins) and Girl Child Mentoring under the Community Girl Project
The Community Girl Project was birthed because of the burden we have on the young girls in our society. We created a platform in March 2016 for young girls between the ages of 11 to 25 years, to equip them with positive tools and empower them in areas such as education, environment, health, science and technology, sports, leadership skills, life skills, public speaking, etiquette, and skill acquisition. This enabled them to value themselves and become valuable to society, and in many ways reduce the various challenges young girls tend to face as they journey through life. During the 4 years of operations of the project and even today, we have measured and still see the positive outcomes created among the participants, parents, and wider communities.
Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Sustainability Establishment of Falcorp Mangrove Park for the promotion of eco-tourism, scientific research, and advanced environmental awareness campaigns.
The Falcorp Mangrove Park established by Henry Erikowa is a move to promote eco and leisure tourism, situated in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria. Come enjoy the serenity and invigorating atmosphere of one of Delta’s Mangrove Forest and winding creeks! Located in the heart of the Warri metropolis, of the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company (WRPC) Jetty, Road or via Ifiekporo Road, through Ubeji, the Park is a Pampering Paradise Retreat!
Increasing environmental conservation awareness and low-carbon projects
In 2018, we partnered with the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE) Delta State, on the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK Higher Education Partnership for Sub-Sharan African Grant on Biogas for Sustainable Energy and Off-Grid Power. This project ran from November 2018-November 2020. CMADI in partnership with ActionGX delivered an environmental awareness project for young girls called Act on the Go. It was a waste-to-wealth project that involved biodiversity and STEM that was organized from September 2016 to December 2016 with the community girls showcasing the creativity skills of turning environmental waste into valuable products.
Techno-Entrepreneurship Promotion; Promoting self-reliance through enterprise Skills for Living MPCS
We birthed a new project in January 2019 under our entrepreneurial development unit. We created the project to help train interested persons to go into small and medium-scale craft making. The project aims to enable participants to become self-sustainable. CMADI has engaged and trained youths with positive outcomes toward decent work and employment in our communities in the following areas: Leather works footwear and its components, belts, bags, etc. Fabrics for upcycling and recycling African prints and cloths for reusable sanitary pads, tote bags, school bags, books, and shoe patterns. Water hyacinth (like training) to produce baskets, mats, hair accessories, bags, and lots more.
Promoting the cluster approach to agro-techno entrepreneurship
Notable amongst these assessments is the Rapid Assessment of Opportunities in Artisanal Fishing and Poultry in Chevron Fence-Line Communities in Warri North and South West Local Government Areas, Delta State carried out in August 2019.
CMADI Wellbeing and Eco Shop: promoting and providing wellbeing workshops and eco-friendly products and social prescription.
Small and medium enterprise training and consultancy
CMADI was engaged by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) to execute a Peaceable Livelihood and Community Engagement (PLACE) project in Egbokodo Itsekiri and Ubeji Communities valued at N40, 000, 000 (Forty Million Naira Only) 2013-2015. Renewable Consultancy Services on Farm Projects and Entrepreneurial Development with The Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State (March 2018 – March 2020).