African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development

African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development (ACAHD)

 Background

The African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development (ACAHD), located in Nigeria, “is an independent, Non-Governmental Organization, established in January 2002 to reflect the general needs of African people.”

They describe their goal as “to provide means by which governments, individuals and groups may join in unified effort to ensure the future growth and development of humanity.” [1]

Stance on Climate Change

ACAHD has been a regular sponsor of the Heartland Institute's International Conferences on Climate Change (ICCCs), a gathering almost exclusively composed of individuals skeptical of man-made climate change.

 Funding

[Pending further investigation.]

Key People

The following people were listed on ACAHD's website as of May 20, 2012: [2]

Board of Directors

  • Odunuga Azumi W.
  • Barrister Paul Adepelumi
  • Tinam Adebusola

 Staff

  • Barrister Paul Adepelumi — Executive Director.
  • Odunuga T. Adebusola — Deputy Director.
  • Folashade Adenuga — Executive Secretary.
  • Eniola Akindutire — Programme Officer.
  • Oni Emmanuel — Programme Officer.
  • Ojopagogo Morris — Staff Counsel (Litigation).
  • Victor Ayo-Pelumi — Accounts Officer.
  • Adepoju Stella — Gender Development Evaluator.
  • Olumide Agboola Ogunboye — Development Evaluator.
  • Adeyekun Boluwaji — Assistant Development Evaluator.
  • Bolarinwa Temitope — Secretary.

 Actions

May 21 - 23, 2012

ACAHD is listed as an official Co-sponsor of the Heartland Institute's Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC7).

June 30 - July 1, 2011

ACAHD was a co-sponsor of the Heartland Institute's Sixth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC6).

DeSmogBlog found that 17 of the 43 sponsors of the Heartland Institute’s Sixth International Conference on Climate Change, including the Heartland Institute itself, had collectively received over $46 million from either Scaife Foundations, Koch Foundations, or ExxonMobil.

December 8, 2011

Paul Adepelumi, then executive director of ACAHD, signed an open letter (PDF) by the Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA) to Robert Zoellick of the World Bank and Christiana Figueres of the UNFCCC Secretariat urging them to “carry our message on behalf of Africa's poor and hungry that environmental priorities should not undermine Africa's right to food security and prosperity.” [3]

The primary target of their concern was climate change negotiators meeting in Durban that had been considering measures to restrict the destruction of forest for farming in developing countries.

According to the letter, “the priorities of development organizations, such as the World Bank, have been focused on a global climate change agenda, which runs contrary to its original development mandate.”

March, 2009

Co-sponsor of the Heartland Institute's Second International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC2) in New York. [4]

DeSmogBlog researched the funding behind Heartland's Second International Conference on Climate Change, and found that sponsor organizations had received over $47 million in funding from energy companies and right-wing foundations, with 78% of that total coming from Scaife Family foundations.

Related Organizations

Development Partners include: [5]

 Resources

  1. About Us,” African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development. Accessed May, 2012.

  2. Our Staff,” African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development. Accessed May 20, 2012.

  3. “Dear Mr. Zoellick and Ms. Figueres” (PDF), Initiative for Public Policy Analysis, December 8, 2011.

  4. “International Conference on Climate Change: Global Warming: Was It Ever Really a Crisis?” (PDF), The Heartland Institute, March 8-10, 2009, page 29. Archived March 7, 2010.

  5. Our Development Partners,” African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development. Accessed May, 2012.

  6. African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development,” SourceWatch.