The SOFER Initiative has recently been honored with the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Resilience Award 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa for its Fishing Net Gains (FNG) Project, a solution to the problem of marine debris in Nigeria and Cameroon.
World Earth Day is an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. SOFER Initiative has been at the forefront of creating awareness and also implementing several projects to reduce, reuse and recycle waste while improving biodiversity and promoting a positive attitude towards the environment.
The Fishing Net Gains Project carried out by SOFER Initiative is recognized globally to be an effective remediation strategy towards reducing Abandoned Lost or otherwise Discarded Fishing Gears. This was fully captured in the GloLitter Partnerships Project Report on good practices to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter from fishing activities.
International Women's day is a day set aside to celebrate the social, economic and cultural achievements of women. It is also a day to acknowledge the numerous contribution women make to the progress of the human race and to raise awareness on any bias against them.
The contest which recorded tremendous success got over forty entries from contestants who made different kinds of items majorly from cast nets
Hundreds of years ago, the city you are currently living in was filled with trees, a natural habitat for thousands of animals. But due to the ever growing population of humans and the endless quest for space and territories, lots of wildlife and plant species have been lost to deforestation and poaching. Since the industrial...
As greenhouse emission bite hard, species go extinct, people die from dangerous human activities and natural disasters, one can only but admit that the earth is under attack.
In early 2020, just before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, SOFER Initiative emerged as one amongst the two winners of the inaugural Joanna Toole Ghost Gear Solutions Award.
The war against bad waste management can be won but that will only be when we reduce the waste we produce, creatively reuse the items we can, and make the rest available for recycling.
At the peak of the rainy season, heavy downpour is expected at least once a day. This means that most of the items that had not been properly disposed of will be washed into the open sewer system, causing severe social and health complications.