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Nestlé Takes Empowering Rural Women To SouthWest Nigeria

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Participants at the program at Nestlé Empowering Rural Women (NERW) in Nigeria project phase two launched yesterday in Oshogbo.

…As 50 Women To Benefit From Second Phase Of Nestle Nigeria Project

Olushola Okunlade Writes 

An additional 50 women are to benefit from the second phase of the Nestlé Nigeria project – Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria. Nestlé Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria project phase two launched yesterday in Oshogbo.

This brings the number of women reached so far under the program which aims to reach 300 women across the country to 100.

Nestlé Nigeria, one of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa. For over 59 years, the
company has been delighting consumers around Nigeria by consistently delivering high-quality nutritious food. With a staff strength of over 2,200 direct employees, 3 manufacturing sites, 7 branch offices, and a head office located in Lagos, the company produces and markets several iconic brands including NESTLÉ PURELIFE, GOLDEN MORN, MILO, MAGGI, and NESCAFÉ. Nestlé’s purpose is to unlock the power of food to enhance the quality of life for everyone today and for generations to come.

Wassim Elhusseini, Managing Director/CEO of Nestlé Nigeria.
Wassim El-Husseini, Managing Director/CEO of Nestlé Nigeria.

The beneficiaries comprising female retailers in Nestlé’s value chain will receive grants valued at 300% of their monthly sales in form of Nestlé products. They will also participate in training and mentorship programs which will enable them to scale up their businesses, thereby increasing their household incomes.

Nestlé Nigeria Commercial Manger, Khaled Ramadan addressing the beneficiaries
Nestlé Nigeria Commercial Manager, Khaled Ramadan while addressing the beneficiaries.

Nestlé Nigeria’s Commercial Manager, Mr. Khaled Ramadan said, “We are happy to fulfill our promise of expanding Nestlé Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria to reach more women in other parts of Nigeria. We are pleased with the progress made by the first 50 beneficiaries who currently enjoy the training and mentorship provided by Nestlé and her implementation partners – Straplan Advisory Ltd.

They are reporting faster turnover and increased revenue as well as stronger visibility of their outlets within their locations. We are therefore confident that the 50 selected retailers in South West Nigeria will also reap the full benefits of the support we are providing through training, mentorship, and grants.”

In his remarks at the launch of the second phase in Oshogbo, Osun State, Mr. Phranklin Audu, Lead Trainer & Head of Partnerships at Straplan Advisory Ltd, said, “Following the successful implementation of the pilot phase, the rural women empowerment project from Nestlé Nigeria in its second phase sees rural women from the South-Western Region (Osun & Ekiti States) benefiting from the economic and social empowerment initiative. We commend the Nestlé team for sustaining this initiative. To empower traders with 300% of their current monthly revenue at zero cost to the beneficiaries is indeed worthy of commendation”

One of the beneficiaries Mrs. Bashiru Hairat expressed her gratitude to Nestle. She said, “I want to thank Nestlé for doing a lot for my family. I am so happy that I was selected to participate in this program. The grant will increase my business and income which will enable me to improve my standard of living and that of my family.”

Nestlé Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria is designed to help rural women retailers scale up their businesses and sustain the new level of up to three times the size of their existing business. It is one of the Creating Shared Value initiatives that Nestlé deploys to help build thriving communities improving livelihoods.

The training and mentorship elements of the project are provided by Straplan Advisory Ltd who has a track record of helping rural dwellers access information and skills to improve their standards of living. Each beneficiary retailer is linked to a one-on-one mentor for guidance and consistent support over three months to ensure their success.

The first phase of Nestlé Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria was launched in the suburbs of the Federal Capital Territory in August 2021.

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Kenneth Amaeshi, Chris Ogbechie, Other Professionals To Speak At ASPN’ Seminar On Implementation Of SDG8

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…Tagged; Implementing SDG 8 in Nigeria: What Role Should the Sustainability Profession Play?

…Theme; Implementing SDG 8 in Nigeria: What Role Should the Sustainability Profession Play?

Olushola Okunlade Writes

The Association of Sustainability Professionals of Nigeria (ASPN) will on Monday 29 November 2021, at 10 am host its flagship webinar series with the theme “Implementing SDG 8: What Role Should the Sustainability Profession Play?”, which aims to tackle the issues and challenges faced by the sustainability profession and its professionals in the implementation of the SDGs within the context of SDG 8 in Nigeria. 

Speakers at the event include Ismail Omamegbe, Director, Advocacy & Stakeholder Relations Directorate, ASPN; Professor Chris Ogbechie, Dean, Lagos Business School; and Professor Kenneth Amaeshi, Chair, Business, and Sustainable Development, University of Edinburgh. Others are Rukaiya el-Rufai, Partner, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC West Africa; Amarakoon Bandara, Ph.D., Senior Economic Adviser, UNDP; Soromidayo George, Director, Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business, Unilever, West Africa; and Dr. Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Co-Chair, Private Sector Advisory Group on SDGs, Nigeria.

…Tagged; Implementing SDG 8 in Nigeria: What Role Should the Sustainability Profession Play?

Participants at the webinar will, among other things, get a clearer understanding of the challenges associated with Nigeria’s SDGs implementation journey as well as the fundamental linkage between SDG8 and other SDGs that are required to be taken into consideration in developing effective policies around SDG8; understand the trend (evolution and current state) of the sustainability profession in Nigeria and the contribution of the profession to the sustainability agenda, and get a comprehensive understanding of the skills and competencies required as a sustainability professional and the role of sustainability professionals in enhancing SDG8.

The Association of Sustainability Professionals of Nigeria (ASPN) is a non-profit organisation established in August 2019 to redefine and improve the practice and profession of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Nigeria.

To register and participate, please click https://bit.ly/aspnwebinar or visit our website https://aspn.org.ng/ for additional information.

Association of Sustainability Professionals of Nigeria (ASPN).
Association of Sustainability Professionals of Nigeria (ASPN).

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Sustainability Professionals Set To Host Seminar On Implementing SDG8 In Nigeria

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Association of Sustainability Professionals of Nigeria (ASPN).

…Theme; Implementing SDG 8 in Nigeria: What Role Should the Sustainability Profession Play?

Olushola Okunlade Writes

The Association of Sustainability Professionals of Nigeria (ASPN) is set to host a virtual seminar on “Implementing SDG 8 in Nigeria: What Role Should the Sustainability Profession Play?” to understand the role of sustainability in advancing the development of effective policies around SDG 8.

The Association of Sustainability Professionals of Nigeria (ASPN), a body of sustainability practitioners founded to develop the capacity of members and support Nigerian businesses towards actualising sustainable business growth while driving Nigeria’s sustainable development.

The virtual seminar will hold on Monday, November 29, 2021, from 10:00, am -12:00 noon. Participation at the seminar is free and will be drawn from the public, private, and development sectors.

To participate in the webinar, register via the link https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsfu6qpjgrG9NhxW5i8eIqCmhOrFeaSgzM is required.

Unemployment and under-employment are major challenges faced by many developing countries such as Nigeria. As of the last quarter of 2020, the data from the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics put unemployment and youth unemployment rates at 33.3% and 53.4% respectively. Some direct outcomes of these two conditions are poor economic growth and poverty. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8is the global ambition set to address inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. The goal identifies that not only should jobs be created but they should be decent and capable of lifting people out of poverty.

Over the years, organisations have played a critical role in addressing issues related to SDG 8 such as employment, economic inclusion, non-discrimination, capacity building, availability of a skilled workforce, elimination of forced or compulsory labour. Organisations have created job opportunities, offered apprenticeship opportunities, mentored young entrepreneurs, initiated skills development programmes, put in place mechanisms to identify child and forced labour throughout its supply chains, and developed policy against unfair hiring and recruitment practices, amongst many interventions. There is no doubt that sustainability professionals have been at the centre of developing and implementing these interventions for organisations,

Therefore, sustainability professionals have been and will continue to be crucial in the achievement of the SDGs, and it is on this backdrop that the Association of Sustainability Professionals (ASPN) has decided to organise a seminar on Implementing SDG 8 in Nigeria: What Role Should the Sustainability Profession Play?

This high-level stakeholder engagement programme aims to unravel the issues and challenges faced by the sustainability profession and its professionals in the implementation of the SDGs within the context of SDG 8 in Nigeria. This is in direct alignment with the objective of ASPN to support and enhance the development of the sustainability profession and advance sustainable development in Nigeria. The workshop will also provide a compelling examination of the state of the profession in Nigeria. This will include, how the profession has contributed to the sustainability evolution both in the fiscal policy, regulatory and private sector spaces; the capabilities and competencies required by sustainability professionals for the growth of the profession; and the solutions that will transform the profession to have a broader sustainable socio-economic development role in the holistic implementation of the SDGs and within the context of SDG 8.

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Association of Sustainability Professionals of Nigeria (ASPN).

Speakers at the seminar will comprise of leading voices in the sustainability space such as Ismail Omamegbe, Director, Advocacy & Stakeholder Relations Directorate, ASPN; Professor Chris Ogbechie, Dean, Lagos Business School; Professor Kenneth Amaechi, Chair, Business, and Sustainable Development, University of Edinburgh; Rukaiya el-Rufai, Partner, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC West Africa; AmarakoonBandara, Ph.D., Senior Economic Adviser, UNDP; Soromidayo George, Director, Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business, Unilever, West Africa; Dr. Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Co-Chair, Private Sector Advisory Group on SDGs, Nigeria; Eunice Sampson, Director, Learning and Development Directorate, ASPN.

Participants at the seminar stand to benefit from the opportunity to identify ways of strengthening and developing the sustainability profession in Nigeria; contribute to an innovative transition that will have a significant impact in Nigeria by helping devise strategies for sustainable socio-economic development, inclusive growth, and decent work; be part of and network with a community of practice to shape, drive and support the sustainability agenda across different sectors

Additionally, the seminar participants will also be able to understand the challenges associated with Nigeria’s SDGs implementation journey, the fundamental linkage between SDG8 and other SDGs that are required to be taken into consideration in developing effective policies around SDG8, and understand the trend (evolution and current state) of the sustainability profession in Nigeria and the contribution of the profession to the sustainability agenda amongst others.

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NESCAFE Original 25g Gives Energy That Helps Start Strong, Finish Strong Everyday

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…NESCAFE Original – 25g with a Start!

…NESCAFE Original – 25g with a Start!

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NESCAFE is a flagship brand of the largest food and beverage company in the world – Nestlé.

Nestlé Nigeria, one of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa. For over 59 years, the company has been delighting consumers around Nigeria by consistently delivering high-quality nutritious food. With a staff strength of over 2,200 direct employees, 3 manufacturing sites, 7 branch offices, and a head office located in Lagos, the company produces and markets several iconic brands including NESTLÉ PURELIFE, GOLDEN MORN, MILO, MAGGI and NESCAFÉ.

Nestlé’s purpose is to unlock the power of food to enhance the quality of life for everyone today and for generations to come.

Did you know that instant coffee was invented by Nestlé in the 1930s to deliver rich, bold flavor in an instant?

The innovation also helped farmers reduce labour and post-harvest crop waste. It is refreshing to note that helping farmers is something that Nestlé is still passionate about today.

In Nigeria, Nestlé offers great instant coffee options to deliver that rich and bold flavor to consumers. Over the years, the NESCAFE Original 3 in 1 has delighted consumers with its rich creamy taste mixed with its irresistible coffee aroma. Now the brand is offering a new size – the NESCAFE Original 25g for the perfect cup of coffee.

NESCAFE Original 25g is formulated to provide the thrill to “Start Strong, Finish Strong” for all those who know to start their day with the coffee experience.

NESCAFE Original - 25g with a Start!
Wassim Elhusseini, Managing Director/CEO of Nestlé Nigeria.
Wassim El-Husseini, Managing Director/CEO of Nestlé Nigeria Plc.

At the launch of NESCAFE Original 25g in Lagos, the Managing Director and CEO of Nestlé Nigeria PLC, Mr. Wassim Elhusseini said, “At Nestlé, we constantly explore and aim to push the boundaries of what is possible with foods, beverages, and nutritional health solutions to enhance the quality of life and contribute to a healthier future for everyone. We are excited to present NESCAFE Original 25g to all coffee lovers in Nigeria. We believe that the science of the recipe is excellent and the size delivers the perfect cup that Nigerians love.”

Also speaking at the launch, the Category Manager for NESCAFE in Nigeria, Mr. Gbenga Alabi said, “Nigerians have loved the rich creamy taste mixed with the rich coffee aroma of NESCAFE for many years. We are therefore excited to offer NESCAFE Original 25g which helps constitute a perfect cup at an affordable price, within the context of the current economic challenges.”

“We believe that Nigerians will continue to enjoy their NESCAFE the way they love it, and we are proud to be a part of this experience.” Coffee contains a number of beneficial nutrients, including riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B-3), magnesium, potassium, and various phenolic compounds, or antioxidants.

Experts say that these and other ingredients in coffee can benefit the human body in various ways. One serving of NESCAFE Original 25g offers up to 112 (Kcal) of Energy to start strong and finish strong every day.

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