The Managing Director of LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi has been invited to join the inaugural Advisory Group for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Jadesimi said the gesture was a great honour.

The LADOL is a logistics company which developed a disused swamp in 2006 and has since been operating, building the world’s first Sustainable Industrial Special Economic Zone (SSEZ). It is believed that the company is also using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to build a unique circular ecosystem, servicing a range of industries.

The Maritime First was told that Dr. Jadesimi was selected by UNICEF to join its Advisory Group as they recognised her as an important partner with unique expertise, who could help to expand UNICEF’s vital work to address the enormous challenges and rapidly changing environment faced by children across the world.

The Advisory Group is expected to serve as an independent sounding board and “thinktank,” to explore lessons learned and exchange fresh ideas and perspectives on top-line global issues and developments affecting children and young people worldwide. The inaugural meeting of the Advisory Group was held in New York at the United Nations Headquarters in the first week of May 2019.

“It’s a great honour to be asked to join the UNICEF Advisory Group. Coming from Nigeria, a country where 41 % of the population is below the age of 15, I’m particularly keen to focus on improving the lives of young people. The innovations that UNICEF is already working on can transform billions of lives and help us achieve the UN’s SDG. I’m happy to assist in any way I can”, Dr Jadesimi highlighted.

The UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. Their work covers a range of areas and initiatives including:

  • Working with partners around the world to promote policies and expand access to services that protect all children.
  • Helping to reduce child mortality all over the world by working to reach the most vulnerable children, everywhere.
  • Working around the world to support quality learning for every girl and boy, especially those in the greatest danger of being left behind.

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