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Yerima Peter Tarfa, PhD – THE DIRECTOR

Yerimah Peter Tarfa, PhD Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC)
Yerimah Peter Tarfa, PhD
Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC)
Yerima Peter Tarfa, PhD is a foundation staff of the Department of Climate Change with over two decades as an experienced professional in climate change and sustainable development field with a focus on climate change adaptation, climate finance and negotiation. His expertise spans across policy development, project operations, bilateral and multilateral cooperation, capacity building and advocacy. Dr  Tarfa chaired the Committee responsible for the development of “National Adaptation Strategy and Plan of Action for Climate Change in Nigeria (NASPA-CCN)” and also represented the Federal Ministry of Environment on the CIDA supported project “Building Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change (BNRCC) implemented by Nigeria Environmental Study Action Team (NEST). Dr Tarfa is a widely travelled person representing Nigeria, since 1995 in local, regional and international climate change meetings, workshops and negotiations. He represented Africa (2012 to 2016) on the Kyoto Protocol Adaptation Fund Board, and also chaired the Adaptation Fund Board. Dr Peter Tarfa holds a Bachelors degree, Masters degree and has recently acquired a PhD in Environmental Resources Management.

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    its a pleasure knowing about you and this development. heading a new department such as climate change is indeed a challenging task and i pray that God will see you through. i am actually conducting a study on climate change communication titled “Communicating Climate Change Adaptation and Gender Mainstreaming In Rural Communities Through Participatory Communication: A Modest Proposal” and i have read the National Adaptation Strategy and Plan of Action on Climate Change for Nigeria. the plan has four main objectives and about 13 imperatives. what i found missing is a communication component because its impossible for a climate action to be taken if there are no communication outlet to drive the action especially at the grassroots level. It will be more beneficial if you can invite me for a deeper discussion on how to factor in communication components

  2. Climate change is real, I want the government to take action about this mostly in Portharcourt Nigeria and Niger Delta in general

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