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SPOTA


PROJECT OVERVIEW:

SPOTA is a social platform that tracks and monitors the public projects of government on environmental issues affecting active citizens. Using picture stories and integrating it with social media tools. This platform will helps in sharing photos, documents, videos, and comments on public projects related to environment.

African governments face several challenges in implementing environmental protection mechanisms. Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from some serious environmental problems, including climate change, water pollution, coal mining, nuclear waste, deforestation, over-fishing and industrial agriculture etc.

CLIMATE CHANGE: Over 180 million people in sub-Saharan Africa alone could die as a result of climate change by the end of the century. Unpredictable rainfall patterns, lower crop yields, soaring food prices and dwindling natural resources are already causing increased human migration, tension and conflict.
Warmer temperatures and altered rainfall patterns could also create new habitats for disease-carrying organisms such as mosquitoes, opening up new areas to dengue, yellow fever and malaria.
‘Protecting the environment of Sub-Saharan Africa is an issue that needs to be incorporated into an overall strategy of sustainable economic development.’
OBJECTIVES:
  • To amplify the views and the voice of the citizens in the community.
  • To help government more responsive and accountable to citizens.
  • To allow youths, institutions, and civil society organizations monitor the performance of the allocated budget for all environmental projects,
  • To improve advocacy of all project abandoned. 
  • To enables people to collaborate and track environmental projects in their community. 


OUTPUT:
  • Able to show evidence of every affected area in the community.
  • Showing infograph of allocated budget for a particular project to the public domains.
  • Responsible consumption and a respectful attitude to the environment;
  • Ensure that environmental issues are among the priorities of government strategies;
  • Raise awareness their peers about the need to protect the environment;
  • Commitment and support NGOs and stakeholders who defend the environment. 

SPOTA Reviewed by Olumide Idowu on Sunday, October 04, 2015 Rating: 5
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