Experts to brainstorm on unregulated illegal sand mining

Coalition of women right advancement groups and stakeholders will hold a one consultative forum on Wednesday in Lagos to brainstorm and raise awareness amongst key state and non-state actors on the impact of unregulated and illegal sand mining on women.

The organisers said women from the Rabaka coastal community in Ikorodu local government area will share their experiences on the challenges posed by unregulated sand mining.

Lead organiser and National Network Coordinator of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) Nigeria, Chief Mrs. Bridget Osakwe, said participants will develop actionable recommendations and synergies which will help to ameliorate the impact of environmental exploitation on women.

She said the one day event, put together in partnership with the Nature Cares Resource Centre (NCRC), with support from Urgent Action Fund- Africa, has as its theme “Environmental Exploitation and Degradation within Coastal Community in Lagos state: Case Study on Rabaka Community.”

The consultative meeting, according to her, is an activity under the project: “Building Alliances to Ameliorate the Negative Impact of Environmental Exploitation on Women in Rabaka Waterfront Community in Lagos state.”