Sustainable Economic Growth in Nigeria Is Not Possible Without Decent Work

The benefits of investing in human capital for long-term economic development as well as the requirement for decent work to enable sustainable economic growth in Nigeria are outlined by Naomi Nwokolo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Nigeria. Nigeria is a country with immense potential and abundant resources. It is the largest economy in Africa […]

UN Global Compact Network Nigeria and Sightsavers host Nigeria’s first disability event for private sector employers

Advancing Corporate Sustainability Through Disability Inclusion Webinar

Major Nigerian employers learned about the benefits of mainstreaming disability inclusion into their operations. LAGOS, NIGERIA, 26 April 2023 — On Wednesday, April 26, the UN Global Compact Network Nigeria and the international NGO Sightsavers co-hosted a virtual event to discuss how private sector employers in Nigeria and across West Africa can mainstream disability inclusion […]

UN Global Compact Network Nigeria Holds Virtual Open House for Businesses

LAGOS, NIGERIA, 28 September 2022 — The UN Global Compact Network Nigeria, in collaboration with the United Nations Global Compact Office in New York, on Wednesday, September 28, organised the 2nd Open House of the year. The virtual event, themed “Accelerate Your Sustainability Journey,” welcomed guests from the private sector, including SMEs, NGOs, and Civil […]

UN Global Compact Network Nigeria and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) hold CEO Water Mandate Inaugural Meeting

LAGOS, NIGERIA, 31 August 2022 — The CEO Water Mandate: Nigeria Sign-up Endorsement and Inaugural Meeting, themed “A Risk-Based Approach for Sustainable Water Stewardship,” was attended by leading private sector stakeholders and development organisations to address Nigeria’s water challenges.  In his welcome remarks, Mr Wassim El-Husseini, Managing Director/CEO, Nestle Nigeria and NESG Board Director, emphasised that […]

Alliance For Youth Nigeria Empowers Over 11,000 Young Nigerians In One Year

As the world marks the International Youth Day, the Alliance for Youth Nigeria has announced the conclusion of a vocational skills training program reaching over 350 young Nigerians in Lagos and Kano States. The training, which covered four skillsets – Solar panel installation, Graphics Design (Designs, social media and web design), CCTV and Cable installation, […]

UN Global Compact Network Nigeria is mobilizing companies to commit to the Women Empowerment Principles

57 companies have signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)  Lagos, Nigeria 26 March 2022  Gardner Integrated Services Limited, a facilities maintenance company, on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, became the 57th Nigerian signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). These are United Nations (UN) principles that provide guidance to businesses on how to promote gender equality […]

More women must be involved in the decision-making and leadership process

More women must be involved in the decision making and leadership process. 20 companies from Nigeria and Ghana benefit from the 2nd Round of the Target Gender Equality programme  Lagos, Nigeria 11 March 2022 Participants from 20 companies in Nigeria and Ghana took part in the just-concluded Round 2 of the Target Gender Equality (TGE) […]