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“Nowhere to Run” documentary on environmental threats to Nigeria to be shown at WAPIC in Lagos

10-05-2016 04:51 PM CET | Energy & Environment

Press release from: West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC)

WAPIC will once again attract some 2000 power professionals in November

WAPIC will once again attract some 2000 power professionals in November

- “If there is a net sea level rise of one meter above present levels, up to 90km of coastline will go under water.”
- “Mangroves are one of the amazing sea defences that the country has and it is being destroyed through oil pollution.”

These are just some of the serious predictions and pressing issues that are unpacked in the documentary film "Nowhere to Run" that will be screened on November 22 during the upcoming WAPIC (West African Power Industry Convention) taking place in Lagos from 22-25 November. “Nowhere to Run” tells the story of environmental threats and unique challenges to security in Nigeria from the perspective of the affected communities.

The documentary has already fostered much debate and discussion in Nigeria, the region and globally. Guest speakers at the event will include H.E Michel Arrion, Ambassador, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS, as well as Mr. Amara Nwankpa, Director, Public Policy Initiative, at the Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation.

“Nowhere to Run” was produced by the Yar'Adua Foundation as an advocacy tool to raise awareness and galvanise communities and policy makers to confront the threat of climate change and environmental degradation. The narrator of the documentary is Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr., the son of the late environmental activist.

WAPIC screening of “Nowhere to Run”:
Date: 22 November 2016
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: Eko Hotel & Suites

Admission to view the documentary is free but due to limited seats, prior booking is advised. Please register online.

WAPIC, a long-running, regional conference and exhibition, will return to Lagos with an innovative and interactive programme that reflects the dynamic energy landscape of the region and will once again attract some 2000 power professionals, high-level experts and industry stalwarts at the 13th edition of the event.

Industry awards
The third edition of the hugely successful West African Power Industry Awards will also take place at this year’s WAPIC during a gala dinner evening when industry pioneers and projects will be recognised and celebrated in seven different categories.

Exciting time for the power industry in West Africa
As in previous years of this flagship power event in the region, WAPIC has already secured impressive industry support. Global information and telecommunication giant Huawei will return as the exclusive diamond sponsor for the event for the third time. Lucy Electric, a global secondary distribution leader in the electricity sector, is a platinum sponsor.

The Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation was established by the friends, family and associates of Shehu Yar’Adua to sustain the legacy of one of Nigeria’s foremost leaders and inspire the nation’s future generations with his life of service. Through its facilities and programmes the Foundation endeavors to further the ideals of Shehu Yar’Adua: his commitment to national unity and good governance and to building a just and democratic society for all Nigerians.

WAPIC dates and location:
Pre-conference Masterclass: 22 November 2016
Documentary screening, ‘Nowhere to Run’: 22 November 2016
Conference and exhibition: 23-24 November 2016
West African Power Industry Awards: Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Site visit: 25 November 2016
Event location: Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria

WAPIC is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK. Other flagship events in Spintelligent’s power portfolio on the continent are African Utility Week, the East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC), iPAD Rwanda Energy Infrastructure Forum and iPAD Cameroon Energy & Infrastructure Forum.

Senior communications manager: Annemarie Roodbol
Telephone: +27 21 700 3558
Mobile: +27 82 562 7844
Email: annemarie.roodbol@spintelligent.com
Website: http://www.wapicforum.com
Postal address: PO Box 321, Steenberg, 7947, South Africa

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