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Look Beyond Oil

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As we commemorate World Environment Day, it is imperative to reflect on our collective responsibility towards environmental sustainability and explore pathways to a greener, more resilient future. Against the backdrop of the Niger Delta's significant role in Nigeria's oil industry, the Beyond Oil Conference presents an opportune platform to delve into the complexities of transitioning to a circular economy. Hosted by Lincgreen Initiative, this hybrid conference aims to bring together stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to discuss the prospects and challenges of this transition, with a focus on social justice and climate advocacy.

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Program Highlights

All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST).

11:20–11:35 CEST — Opening Address

Speakers:

  • Samuel Dickson, Founder, Agrovive Green Wall Project & Director, Lincgreen Prospect
  • Diolu Tobechukwu, Lincgreen

11:35–11:45 CEST — What COPs Mean For Vulnerable Communities: A Keynote by Parvana Vailyeva, Member of The COP29 Organizing Committee

Parvana Vailyeva, Executive Director, Support to Heath Public Union (SK PU) and member of the
COP29 Organizing Committee, will explore the Conference of Parties and how it is relevant to vulnerable communities in the climate justice conversation. She will dive into what we can expect from COP29 in Azerbaijan.

Speaker:

  • Parvana Vailyeva, Executive Director, Support to Heath Public Union (SK PU) & Member, COP29 Organizing Committee

11:45–12:00 CEST — The Role of Stakeholders In Climate Adaptation In Niger Delta: A Keynote by Dr Renuka Thakore, Founder, Global Sustainable Futures

Dr Renuka Thakore, Founder, Global Sustainable Futures, will explore the role stakeholders can play to help communities in Niger Delta adapt to the effects of climate change, build resilience and reduce vulnerability.

Speaker:

  • Dr Renuka Thakore, Founder, Global Sustainable Futures: Progress through Partnership Network, University College of Estate Management, UK

12:00–12:25 CEST — Look Beyond Oil

In this keynote, Engr. Olu Andah, President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), will explore the impacts of oil exploration in the Niger Delta, assess development pre- and post-exploration, and envision a sustainable future for
the region.

Speaker:

  • Engr. Olu Andah, President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), former President of the Nigeria Environmental Society (NES), elder statesman and core Environmentalist.

12:25–12:30 CEST — Goodwill Message

Speaker:

  • Representative of the Ministry of Youth Development, Rivers State
  • Prof Nedie P Akani, Professor in Environmental Microbiology and Public Health

12:30–12:45 CEST — Navigating Beyond Crude Oil: Empowering Youth in the Niger Delta for Sustainable Development

Speaker:

  • Dr. Obuzor Mezewo, Founder, Janikoba Lifetouching Foundation, PHD, Social Work, Lecturer Rivers State University, State Coordinator, Civil Society on Mental Health and Drug Demand Reduction & Deputy Coordinator, ISSUP

12:45–12:50 CEST — Goodwill Message

Speaker:

  • Justice Ihemnacho Wilfred Obuzor, President, Customary Court of Appeal, Rivers State
  • Representative of the Ministry of Environment, Rivers State
  • Juliana Masi, Head of Press Unit, Office of the Secretary to the Rivers State Governor

12:50–13:00 CEST — Transitioning Beyond Oil To A Green Economy

Ingmar Rentzhog, CEO & Founder, We Don't Have Time, will explore how the We Don't Have Time app functions and its role in
empowering Nigerians to report environmental pollution. Given the significant concerns arising from oil exploration in the Niger Delta, he will explore how we can foster a comprehensive understanding and active engagement in climate advocacy.

Speaker:

  • Ingmar Rentzhog, CEO & Founder, We Don't Have Time

13:00–14:00 CEST — Oil Exploration (Accessing Impact)

Panelists will discuss the outcome of oil exploration in the Niger Delta Region, examining its socio-economic and environmental impacts.

Speakers:

  • Olalade Babajide-Suleiman, Architect
  • Engr. Danagogo Wenike Briggs, Engineer, Community Mobilizer, Gubernatorial candidate 2023, Rivers State,
    Nigeria & President of Community, Reformed Youth Initiative (CRYI)
  • Johnson Igweh, Founder, Development Prospects & Initiatives (NGO)
  • KengKeng Ati, Facilitator in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
  • Dr. Elijah Nwabueze, Author, Environmental Scholar, & Lecturer, Ignatius University, Rivers State
  • Diolu Tobechukwu (Anchor), Co-founder, LINCGREEN Prospects

14:00–14:10 CEST — Keynote

Speaker:

  • Faisal Al-Fadl, Secretary General, Saudi Green Building Forum & Member of the G20 Energy Transition & Climate Task Force

14:10–15:10 CEST — Way forward (Looking Beyond Oil)

This panel will explore strategies for transitioning communities and youths into a green economy, with a spotlight on agriculture, technology, social media, innovation, renewable energy, entertainment, etc.

Speakers:

  • Kennedy Chinonso Iwuh, CEO, Bole Festival
  • Abiye Tara, CEO, Abiye Tara fashion brand
  • Seun Ambassador, President, Brothers Lifting Brothers (BLB)
  • Tonye Briggs, CEO, Port-Harcourt Pictures, & Curator, World Economic Forum, Port-Harcourt Global Shapers Hub
  • Morgan Menegbo, Non-Oil Export Consultant
  • Grace Anuforo, Founder, Graciella Initiative, Gender Equality Avocate, & Environmental and Public Health Professional
  • Mary Jacobs (Anchor), Founder, Whispers to Humanity

15:10–15:20 CEST — Agrovive Presentation

Speaker:

  • Samuel Dickson, Founder, Agrovive Green Wall Project & Director, Lincgreen Prospect

15:20 CEST  — End of Broadcast

Look Beyond Oil

Hosts

Diolu Tobechukwu Prosper

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Co-founder, Lincgreen Prospect & Climate Justice Advocate

Diolu Tobechukwu Prosper is the Co-founder of Lincgreen Prospect and a Climate Justice Advocate.

Samuel Dickson

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)

Founder, Agrovive Green Wall Project & Director, Lincgreen Prospects

Samuel Dickson is the Founder of Agrovive Green Wall Project, and the Director of Lincgreen Prospects.

Dr Obuzor Mezewo

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)

Founder, Janikoba Lifetouching Foundation

Dr. Obuzor Mezewo is the Founder of the Janikoba Lifetouching Foundation, a PHD Social Work, and a Lecturer at Rivers State University. Dr. Obuzor Mezewo is also a state coordinator at the Civil Society on Mental Health and Drug Demand Reduction, and a deputy coordinator at ISSUP.

Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

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)

Ambassador of the EU's European Climate Pact

Aniebiet Inyang Ntui is a Nigerian Professor who has served as the Ambassador of the EU's European Climate Pact since December 2022. She was named by the Web of Science as the "Most Read Researcher in Nigeria" and is the current University Librarian of the University of Calabar. She chaired panels at the 2022 United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal, Canada, the 2022 G20 Bali Summit in Indonesia, the United Nations Water Summit on Groundwater, held at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, and other international conferences.

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Dr Renuka Thakore

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Founder, Global Sustainable Futures: Progress through Partnerships Network, United Kingdom.

Dr Renuka Thakore, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), PIEMA AFHEA, is the Founder of Global Sustainable Futures: Progress through Partnerships Network, United Kingdom. In this capacity, she leads a global network that administers multidisciplinary activities and research partnership development platforms. She has received several prestigious awards for her work, including the "Global Sustainability Award 2022," the "Development Leadership: Governor Enrique Tomás Cresto Award 2022," and the "Global SDG’s Women Ambassador Award 2022." With over 35 years of professional experience, Dr Thakore engages and connects with academics, businesses, and individuals from both the Global South and Global North to promote climate adaptation, resilience, and just transition. She applies systems thinking and transdisciplinarity to evaluate strategic realities and brings together technologies, emerging trends in data, skills, education and employment, and future scenarios to solve real-world problems.

Engr. Olu Andah Wai-Ogosu FNES

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President, Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP)

Engr. Olu Andah Wai-Ogosu FNES is the President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP). He is the former President of the Nigeria Environmental Society (NES) and is an elder statesman and core Environmentalist.

Parvana Vailyeva

 (
)
Executive Director, Support to Heath Public Union & Member, COP29 Organizing Committee

Parvana Vailyeva is the executive director of “Support to Heath” Public Union (SK PU), a civil society organization in Azerbaijan. Appointed as a member of the COP29 Organizing Committee by the relevant decree of the President. She is representing civil society groups and local communities to be a voice for them on the Committee to ensure inclusiveness.

Ingmar Rentzhog

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)
CEO and Founder of We Don't Have Time

Ingmar is serial entrepreneur within financial communication and nominated for a DI Gasell Award, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year, Sweden’s Environmental Influencer 2018, and International Gamechanger of the Year 2020, and Green Warrior 2021. Ingmar Rentzhog has been the chairman of the environmental think tank Global Challenge. He is on the board of Naventus Corporate Finance. He’s a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality and European Climate Policy Task Force and he was in 2022 appointed a European Climate Pact Ambassador by the European Commission.

https://www.wedonthavetime.org

Faisal Al-Fadl

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Secretary General, Saudi Green Building Forum & Member of the G20 Energy Transition & Climate Task Force

Faisal Al-Fadl is the Secretary General of the Saudi Green Building Forum, a leading voice for sustainable development goals. He is an advocate for environmental responsibility and was recently appointed as a Member of the G20 Energy Transition & Climate Task Force.

Ololade Babajide-Suleiman

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Architect

Ololade Babajide-Suleiman is a seasoned Architect renowned for her expertise in Architecture, Design, Construction Project Management, and Contract Administration.

Engr. Danagogo Wenike-Briggs

 (
NG
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Engineer, Community Mobilizer, & Gubernatorial candidate 2023, Rivers State, Nigeria

Engr. Danagogo Wenike-Briggs is an Engineer, community mobilizer, and Gubernatorial candidate 2023 of Rivers State, Nigeria.

Igweh Johnson

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)
Founder, Development Prospects & Initiatives (NGO), Social Justice Advocate & Leadership Expert

Igweh Johnson is the Founder of Development Prospects & Initiatives (NGO), a Social Justice Advocate and a Leadership Expert.

Kengkeng Ati

 (
)
Facilitator in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution

Kengkeng Ati is a seasoned facilitator in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution with a background in statistics, project management, peacebuilding and youth activism.

Dr. Elijah Nwabueze

 (
NG
)
Author & Lecturer, Ignatius University, Rivers State

A seasoned author, environmental scholar, and PhD holder in sociology of Development, he possesses extensive knowledge of environmental issues. He is also a lecturer at Ignatius University in Rivers State.

Kennedy Nonso Iwuh

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)
CEO, Bole Festival

Kennedy Nonso Iwuh is the CEO of Bole Festival, a renowned advocate for youth empowerment, creativity, and social justice.

Abiye Tara

 (
)
CEO, Abiye Tara fashion brand

Abiye Tara is the CEO of Abiye Tara fashion brand, and historian, a social justice advocate, a waste to wealth advocate and a brand that embodies a beacon of hope for the Okrika community.

Seun Ambassador

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)
President, BLB Community

Seun Ambassador is the President BLB Community, Africa's 1st Holistic Entrepreneurship Coach Peak Performance, a Consultant, Realtor/Investor and Author.

Tonye Briggs

 (
)
CEO, Port-Harcourt Pictures, & Curator at World Economic Forum

Tonye Briggs is the CEO of Port-Harcourt Pictures, a Curator at World Economic Forum, Port-Harcourt Global Shapers Hub and top key influencer in the South-South who has used her platform to drive engagement and tell stories as regards Port Harcourt.

Grace Anuforo

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Founder, The Graciella Initiative

Grace Anuforo is a Gender Equality advocate, an environmental and Public Health Professional who is working to reduce child marriage among girls in Northern communities of Nigeria. Founder of The Graciella Initiative she is a strong voice in Climate Justice Advocacy.

Hosts

Diolu Tobechukwu Prosper

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Co-founder, Lincgreen Prospect & Climate Justice Advocate

Diolu Tobechukwu Prosper is the Co-founder of Lincgreen Prospect and a Climate Justice Advocate.

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Samuel Dickson

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Founder, Agrovive Green Wall Project & Director, Lincgreen Prospects

Samuel Dickson is the Founder of Agrovive Green Wall Project, and the Director of Lincgreen Prospects.

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Dr Obuzor Mezewo

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)
Founder, Janikoba Lifetouching Foundation

Dr. Obuzor Mezewo is the Founder of the Janikoba Lifetouching Foundation, a PHD Social Work, and a Lecturer at Rivers State University. Dr. Obuzor Mezewo is also a state coordinator at the Civil Society on Mental Health and Drug Demand Reduction, and a deputy coordinator at ISSUP.

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Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

 (
)
Ambassador of the EU's European Climate Pact

Aniebiet Inyang Ntui is a Nigerian Professor who has served as the Ambassador of the EU's European Climate Pact since December 2022. She was named by the Web of Science as the "Most Read Researcher in Nigeria" and is the current University Librarian of the University of Calabar. She chaired panels at the 2022 United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal, Canada, the 2022 G20 Bali Summit in Indonesia, the United Nations Water Summit on Groundwater, held at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, and other international conferences.

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Dr Renuka Thakore

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)
Founder, Global Sustainable Futures: Progress through Partnerships Network, United Kingdom.

Dr Renuka Thakore, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), PIEMA AFHEA, is the Founder of Global Sustainable Futures: Progress through Partnerships Network, United Kingdom. In this capacity, she leads a global network that administers multidisciplinary activities and research partnership development platforms. She has received several prestigious awards for her work, including the "Global Sustainability Award 2022," the "Development Leadership: Governor Enrique Tomás Cresto Award 2022," and the "Global SDG’s Women Ambassador Award 2022." With over 35 years of professional experience, Dr Thakore engages and connects with academics, businesses, and individuals from both the Global South and Global North to promote climate adaptation, resilience, and just transition. She applies systems thinking and transdisciplinarity to evaluate strategic realities and brings together technologies, emerging trends in data, skills, education and employment, and future scenarios to solve real-world problems.

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Engr. Olu Andah Wai-Ogosu FNES

 (
)
President, Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP)

Engr. Olu Andah Wai-Ogosu FNES is the President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP). He is the former President of the Nigeria Environmental Society (NES) and is an elder statesman and core Environmentalist.

Read less
Read more

Parvana Vailyeva

 (
)
Executive Director, Support to Heath Public Union & Member, COP29 Organizing Committee

Parvana Vailyeva is the executive director of “Support to Heath” Public Union (SK PU), a civil society organization in Azerbaijan. Appointed as a member of the COP29 Organizing Committee by the relevant decree of the President. She is representing civil society groups and local communities to be a voice for them on the Committee to ensure inclusiveness.

Read less
Read more

Ingmar Rentzhog

 (
)
CEO and Founder of We Don't Have Time

Ingmar is serial entrepreneur within financial communication and nominated for a DI Gasell Award, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year, Sweden’s Environmental Influencer 2018, and International Gamechanger of the Year 2020, and Green Warrior 2021. Ingmar Rentzhog has been the chairman of the environmental think tank Global Challenge. He is on the board of Naventus Corporate Finance. He’s a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality and European Climate Policy Task Force and he was in 2022 appointed a European Climate Pact Ambassador by the European Commission.

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Faisal Al-Fadl

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)
Secretary General, Saudi Green Building Forum & Member of the G20 Energy Transition & Climate Task Force

Faisal Al-Fadl is the Secretary General of the Saudi Green Building Forum, a leading voice for sustainable development goals. He is an advocate for environmental responsibility and was recently appointed as a Member of the G20 Energy Transition & Climate Task Force.

Read less
Read more

Ololade Babajide-Suleiman

 (
)
Architect

Ololade Babajide-Suleiman is a seasoned Architect renowned for her expertise in Architecture, Design, Construction Project Management, and Contract Administration.

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Engr. Danagogo Wenike-Briggs

 (
NG
)
Engineer, Community Mobilizer, & Gubernatorial candidate 2023, Rivers State, Nigeria

Engr. Danagogo Wenike-Briggs is an Engineer, community mobilizer, and Gubernatorial candidate 2023 of Rivers State, Nigeria.

Read less
Read more

Igweh Johnson

 (
)
Founder, Development Prospects & Initiatives (NGO), Social Justice Advocate & Leadership Expert

Igweh Johnson is the Founder of Development Prospects & Initiatives (NGO), a Social Justice Advocate and a Leadership Expert.

Read less
Read more

Kengkeng Ati

 (
)
Facilitator in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution

Kengkeng Ati is a seasoned facilitator in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution with a background in statistics, project management, peacebuilding and youth activism.

Read less
Read more

Dr. Elijah Nwabueze

 (
NG
)
Author & Lecturer, Ignatius University, Rivers State

A seasoned author, environmental scholar, and PhD holder in sociology of Development, he possesses extensive knowledge of environmental issues. He is also a lecturer at Ignatius University in Rivers State.

Read less
Read more

Kennedy Nonso Iwuh

 (
)
CEO, Bole Festival

Kennedy Nonso Iwuh is the CEO of Bole Festival, a renowned advocate for youth empowerment, creativity, and social justice.

Read less
Read more

Abiye Tara

 (
)
CEO, Abiye Tara fashion brand

Abiye Tara is the CEO of Abiye Tara fashion brand, and historian, a social justice advocate, a waste to wealth advocate and a brand that embodies a beacon of hope for the Okrika community.

Read less
Read more

Seun Ambassador

 (
)
President, BLB Community

Seun Ambassador is the President BLB Community, Africa's 1st Holistic Entrepreneurship Coach Peak Performance, a Consultant, Realtor/Investor and Author.

Read less
Read more

Tonye Briggs

 (
)
CEO, Port-Harcourt Pictures, & Curator at World Economic Forum

Tonye Briggs is the CEO of Port-Harcourt Pictures, a Curator at World Economic Forum, Port-Harcourt Global Shapers Hub and top key influencer in the South-South who has used her platform to drive engagement and tell stories as regards Port Harcourt.

Read less
Read more

Grace Anuforo

 (
)
Founder, The Graciella Initiative

Grace Anuforo is a Gender Equality advocate, an environmental and Public Health Professional who is working to reduce child marriage among girls in Northern communities of Nigeria. Founder of The Graciella Initiative she is a strong voice in Climate Justice Advocacy.

Read less
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