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Community Research and Development Centre (CREDC)

Community Research and Development Centre (CREDC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization established in March, 2006.
CREDC is registered in Nigeria to provide services to ensure that people have access to safe and healthy environment and that environmental resources are managed in the most sustainable way to achieve socio-economic development of our communities.
CREDC subscribe to the fact that development cannot be sustainable where information about the environment and environmental resources are lacking; hence CREDC will help to provide up-to-date information on the state of the environment and environmental resources.


Date of Establishment:

01-Mar, 2006

Purpose of Organization:

To ensure the sustainable management of the environment and environmental resources for the socio-economic development of our communities.

GEF/SGP involvement:

Electrification Project in Odighi Community of Edo State, Southern Nigeria using Photovoltaic Systems. July 2010 to December 2011

Experience:

In 2006, CREDC organized a conference in Benin City, southern Nigeria to create awareness on renewable energy and energy efficiency and their potential for sustainable development. The conference helped to build capacity in stakeholders to advocate for renewable energy and energy efficiency. The conference attracted stakeholders from the south-south and south west zones of Nigeria. The full conference report can be downloaded in website www.credcentre.org

In 2007, CREDC conducted a research titled “Coping with Climate Change and Environmental Degradation in the Niger Delta of Southern Nigeria” with the objectives to highlight climatic and environmental changes that have occurred in the Niger Delta and elaborate on inherent adaptive strategies that have been adopted by the communities in the region. The report proffered institutional and constitutional solution to combating the threat of climate change in the region. The full report can be downloaded in our website www.credcentre.org

CREDC conducted a research and reported on some water quality parameters of Ikpoba River in Edo State of Southern. The report suggested feasible institutional and legislative measures to protect the endangered river.

In 2007, the CREDC organized a training workshop in Calabar to educate and train stakeholders from the south-east zone of Nigeria. The workshop was organized to increase public awareness on renewable energy and energy efficiency and to train stakeholders to advocate for renewable energy and energy efficiency. The full report can be downloaded in our website www.credcentre.org

In 2008, CREDC organized another workshop in Kano City to reach out to stakeholders in northern Nigeria and the Middle Belt. The workshop featured the practical demonstration of renewable energy facilities such as solar system (photovoltaic). It was organized to create awareness on renewable energy and energy efficiency and to build capacity in stakeholders to develop policy to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. The full report can be downloaded in our website www.credcentre.org

Still in 2008, CREDC conducted a training to build capacity in NGOs and faith-based organizations to enable them effectively carry out development projects. The fundamental idea behind the training program was to bring representatives from different organizations together to learn about development issues, share their experiences and to be trained to become trainers themselves. The full report can be downloaded in our website www.credcentre.org

Trying to influence policy at the regional level, CREDC coordinated the drafting of a policy paper to prepare for the International Conference on Renewable Energy in Africa (ICREA), 16-18 April 2008, Dakar, Senegal. The paper was titled “Strategies to Scale up Renewable Energy in Africa” and was presented for distribution during the ICREA meeting. Full paper can be downloaded in www.credcentre.org

In 2008, the CREDC convened a national conference to influence policy at the national level that will promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. The outcomes of the conference were the development of a road map to integrate energy efficiency policy into Nigeria’s policy framework and to develop strategies to promote the concept of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies at the institutional, local, state and national levels. The full report can be downloaded in our website www.credcentre.org

In 2009, CREDC conducted a research titled “Energy Efficiency Survey in Nigeria: A Guide for Developing Policy and Legislation”. The research was conducted to elicit baseline information that will guide the development of policy and legislation to improve the efficiency of end-use appliance in Nigeria, which will help to bring down energy demand hence helping to mitigate the emission of greenhouse gases resulting from energy development. The full report of the survey can be downloaded in website www.credcentre.org

In December 2009, CREDC organized a training programme where members of Odighi Community and other stakeholder were given extensive training on development. The training is the preliminary activities to the proposed project. The full report is still being developed and will be made available in our website.
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Nigeria

Contact Details
Street Address:
Head office address : 266, Ugbowo-Lagos Road, Ugbowo Quarters
Zip Code:
300001
City/Town:
Benin City
State/Province/Other:
Edo State
Country:
Nigeria
Telephone No.:
+234-52-293996
Website:
http://www.credcent.org
Email:
info@credcent.org
Organization founded:
Mar-01-2006

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Climate Change
  • International Waters
  • Ozone Layer Depletion
  • Others
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • National

  • Contact Person
    Name:
    Mr. Etiosa Uyigue Key Contact Person
    Position:
    Executive Director / CEO
    Street Address:
    No. 2, Michika Street, Off Ahmadu Bellow Way, Garik Area 11
    Zip Code:
    900001
    City/Town:
    Abuju
    State/Province/Other: Federal Capital Territory
    Country:
    Nigeria
    Telephone No.:
    +234-9-2921039
    +234-802-8978877
    Email:
    etiosacredcentre.org
    etiosacredcent.org


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