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Nigerian engineer emerges global ambassador

Engr. Odinakachi Umunna

*The UK-based One Young World organisation, lists Odinakachi Umunna, a Nigerian engineer, among 15 other young achievers from across the world selected as ‘One Young World Ambassadors’, describing them as outstanding young achievers from diverse fields

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect Odinakachi Umunna, a Nigerian engineer, has been voted one of the young people making a remarkable difference in the world.

In a statement published on its official Web site, www.oneyoungworld.com, the UK-based One Young World organisation, listed Engr. Umunna among 15 other young achievers from across the world selected as One Young World Ambassadors for the month.

The only other African on the list is South Africa’s Mishalan Davids.

One Young World said the Nigerian engineer was being recognised because of his SABI Lifestyle Campaign.

The SABI Lifestyle Campaign aims “to close the knowledge gap in energy efficiency in Nigeria and create a community of individuals committed to sustainable living and promote actions to help the environment.”

The statement also noted: “Odinakachi is the Founder of Sabi EcoFusion and Sabi Lifestyle.

“The SABI Lifestyle Campaign was launched to close the knowledge gap in energy efficiency in Nigeria and create a community of individuals committed to sustainable living and promote actions to help the environment.

“The first stage of the campaign included a 30-day challenge where participants received daily advice on energy saving at home.”

It further stated: “The calls to action were interactive, including suggestions on actions to take, how to achieve them and the reasoning behind them to induce habits in participants.

“Actions suggested, including installing energy efficiency devices to efficient cooking methods to cooling, lighting, etc. “The tips were targeted to a range of experience levels, such that everyone who participated could learn something new.”

The One Young World organisation said: “This phase was done in January, with 2,000 people signing up to join.

“After the campaign was done, 100% of participants that participated in the close-out survey said that they implemented the changes and that they are committed to continuing these practices.

“At the moment, the Sabi EcoFusion is leveraging their social media channels to sustain the impact of the campaign.”

It listed others recognised alongside 30-year-old Engr. Umunna and South Africa’s Mishalan Davids as Doménica Cobo Flandoli, Ecuador; Marc Senninger, Martina Vollmer & Lisa Heite, Germany; Imani Sinclair, Antigua and Barbuda; Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts, Australia; Christina Dumitriu Jackson, UK; Karime Guillen Libien, Mexico; Doménica Cobo Flandoli, Ecuador; Sagar Kalra, India; Daniel Gutiérrez Patiño, Colombia; Lynton Aaron Filia, Solomon Islands; Kaito Nanko, Japan; and Paideia Gratia Sumihe, Indonesia.

The Web site as well described One Young World Ambassadors as outstanding young achievers from diverse fields, who “are leading projects in every country of the world, creating substantial social impact across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.”

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