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World Menstrual Hygiene Day: Firm launches Game To Destigmatize Menstruation

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A firm known as of Bambini games, a subsidiary of Bambini Africa, has launched an innovation board game, “GO FLOW” to create awareness and foster positive conversations about menstruation.

The game was launched ahead of the commemoration of World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2023.

The founder of Bambini Africa, Raquel Daniel in a chat with pressmen in Abuja, explained that the groundbreaking board game is set to revolutionize the way girls perceive and approach menstruation.

According to her, the game known as ” GO FLOW” a Girl’s Guide to Menstruation” is also aim in challenging misconceptions and dispelling misinformation surrounding menstruation.

“GO FLOW is a fun and interactive game that provides girls with essential knowledge about menstruation, hygiene, and mental health. By introducing this game, Raquel Daniel is breaking the taboo around menstruation and empowering girls with the confidence and understanding they need during this important stage of their lives.

“GO FLOW is not just a game; it is a powerful tool to educate and empower young girls. It tackles the misconceptions and shame associated with menstruation, promoting open dialogue and fostering a positive attitude towards this natural process,” said Raquel Kasham Daniel, the passionate founder behind this innovative board game.

“By launching GO FLOW on World Menstrual Hygiene Day, Bambini Games and Raquel Daniel are actively contributing to the global efforts to improve menstrual hygiene practices and ensure that every girl has access to accurate information and support. This initiative marks a significant step forward in creating a world where menstruation is normalized and celebrated,” she stated.

She assured that the Bambini Africa will continue to pave way in promoting children’s education and development through innovative and impactful products.

She noted that the game stands as a beacon of hope, while encouraging young girls to embrace their bodies, feel confident, and navigate the journey of menstruation with grace and pride.

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Pre-COP Conference reinforces Nigeria’s role as global climate leader – Tinubu’s aide

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Joel Ajayi Comrade Yussuf Kelani, the recently appointed Special Assistant to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Climate Change Matters, attended the UNFCCC SB60 Pre-COP conference.

As a former President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) and a dedicated environmental activist, Kelani’s presence at the conference marks a significant step in Nigeria’s climate action journey.

The Pre-COP conference brought together representatives from various nations and stakeholders in climate action and environmental sustainability from around the globe.

This pivotal event was held in preparation for the UNFCCC COP29, scheduled to take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, in November 2024. The primary focus of the conference was to develop and refine the implementation framework for the global climate finance roadmap.

The year 2024 is set to be a landmark year for climate finance, with countries agreeing on a new global climate finance goal known as the New Collective Quantified Goal (NCQG). This goal is expected to be a crucial marker for a successful outcome at COP29 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The NCQG aims to mobilize significant financial resources to support the climate needs and priorities of developing countries, including mitigation, adaptation, addressing loss and damage, and facilitating just transitions.

A key objective of the NCQG is to provide clarity on the public funding available for developing countries to implement their next round of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and adaptation plans, which are due by February 2025. At COP28, countries agreed to submit their NDCs 9-12 months ahead of COP30, highlighting the urgency and importance of these commitments.

Our participation in the SB60 Pre-COP conference underscored Nigeria’s proactive stance in global climate negotiations. Our involvement facilitated Nigeria’s engagement with global leaders, policymakers, and climate experts, enhancing collaborative efforts and reinforcing Nigeria’s commitment to climate action.

President Tinubu’s SA on Climate Change Matters highlighted that Nigeria’s active participation in the conference has yielded several benefits, including increased access to climate finance.

The discussions at the conference focused on securing substantial financial resources for developing nations through the NCQG. For Nigeria, this translates into enhanced funding for projects aimed at mitigation, adaptation, and resilience-building. These funds are crucial for Nigeria to achieve its climate targets and transition towards a low-carbon economy.

Another significant aspect of Nigeria’s participation in the SB60 Pre-COP conference was the emphasis on technological innovation and capacity building. Engaging with international experts and stakeholders allowed Nigeria to gain insights into the latest advancements in clean energy technologies, climate-smart agriculture, and sustainable urban development. These insights are vital for driving domestic climate initiatives and ensuring that Nigeria leverages cutting-edge technologies to address its unique challenges.

The outcomes of the SB60 Pre-COP conference align closely with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s agenda for climate change and Nigeria’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Climate action is intricately linked to multiple SDGs, including those related to poverty eradication, food security, clean water, and sustainable cities. By advancing its climate agenda, Nigeria is simultaneously driving progress towards achieving these interconnected goals.

Investments in renewable energy, for instance, not only mitigate greenhouse gas emissions but also provide access to affordable and clean energy, fostering economic growth and reducing poverty. Similarly, sustainable agricultural practices enhance food security and promote responsible land use, contributing to SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 15 (Life on Land). These integrated approaches ensure that climate action efforts also deliver socio-economic benefits, thereby promoting holistic development.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is committed to leveraging these gains to implement effective and inclusive climate policies that benefit all Nigerians. Nigeria’s active engagement in global climate forums underscores its dedication to being a leader in climate action and a champion of sustainable development.

As posted on the Facebook page of Comrade Kelani Yussuf,
Special Assistant to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Climate Change Matters

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