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Arctic Infrastructure (AI) is a private establishment with broad focus on infrastructure delivery, urban development and environment. It is a development organization engaging in the planning, engineering, procurement, construction and management of infrastructure and spaces.
Arctic Infrastructure (AI) is a private establishment with broad focus on infrastructure delivery, urban development and environment. It is a development organization engaging in the planning, engineering, procurement, construction and management of infrastructure and spaces.

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THE ARCTIC INFRASTRACTURE HOSTED DELEGATES FROM THE BRENTHURST FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA ON THE REVISION OF LAGOS STATE DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2012 - 2025

The Arctic Infrastructure (AI) hosted delegates of the Brenthurst Foundation based in Johannesburg, South Africa on the on-going revision of Lagos State Development Plan 2012 – 2025. The foundation was commissioned by the Lagos State Government to review the plan while Arctic Infrastructure is providing insights and priority areas for housing, transportation, water and sanitation, solid waste management, energy, urban security and smart infrastructure in the State.

The Brenthurst Foundation delegation is led by its Director, Greg Mills. Other delegates include Nchimunya Hamukoma – Research Consultant, Dickie Davis – Special Advisor, Nicola Doyle – Fellow, Saarah Salburn – Architect and Dianna Games – Consultant.

Receiving the delegates at AI are Lookman Oshodi – Project Director, Ayotunde Akomolafe – Project Officer and Kamsy Anyachebelu - Intern
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10/13/17
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LAGOS DEVELOPMENT ENVISION LAB (LAGDEL), HOUSING AND SUPPORTING INFRASTRUCTURE

The Arctic Infrastructure (AI) and the Heinrich Boll Stiftung Nigeria (hbs) opened the “Lagos Development Envision Lab (LAGDEL)” on September 11 through 14 2017 to pre selected young professionals in the built environment and youth from different low income communities in Lagos.

LAGDEL brought together community groups and professionals under the same knowledge platform. The Lab was a four day residence training program that bringing together selected talented youth from informal settlements with young professionals from the built environment to share knowledge on the fundamental problems and alternative development strategies for the city of Lagos. The program was conceptualized to close the huge gap observed in the human capacity to effect development changes that could respond to the needs of the majority of the residents while modeling different development scenarios for the city of Lagos in the next 15 to 20 years. The Lab focused on “Housing in the Larger Development of Lagos”. The youth were joined by the Masters Students of the Department of Architecture, Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart, Germany.

The Director of Program, Mrs. Monika Umunna of Heinrich Boll Stiftung Nigeria (hbs) provided strategic direction while Lookman Oshodi of Arctic Infrastructure (AI) was the Program Manager. Activities at the Lab was coordinated by Professor Fabienne Hoelzel of the Department of Architecture, Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart, Germany as Mrs. Beatie Adolf of Heinrich Boll Stiftung Head Office in Berlin, Germany (International Department, African Unit) joined the program with goodwill message. Experts including Olamide Udomah-Ejor (Infrastructure and Urban Governance), Saskia Niklas (Architect), Olayinka Dosekun(Architect) and Ayodele Arigbabu (Architect) facilitated sessions to the participants.

Activities at the Lab involved intensive training sessions, visits to different housing projects and communities within the city of Lagos including Amukoko, Banana Island, Ilubirin, Ijora Badia and Lekki,. The Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Ingo Herbert and his Deputy Mrs. Alexandra Herr hosted LAGDEL team to a cocktail at the German Consulate in Lagos. At the public presentation of the Lab’s reports on September 14, the Lagos State Commissioner for Housing, Mr. Gbolahan Lawal represented by Tpl. Muritala Balogun delivered a status remark on housing in Lagos while the General Manager of Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency (LASURA), Mr. Lateef Sholebo outlined the possible financing strategies being considered for urban renewal in Lagos.

Competitively selected young professionals are from both the private and public sectors including First World Communities, Toyin Ayinde & Associates, Fabulous Urban, Osinowo & Associates, Department of Architecture, University of Lagos, Rural and Urban Development (NGO), Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning & Urban Development, Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency, Lagos Waste Management Authority and New Towns Development Authority. Low-Income Communities represented at the Lab include Amukoko, Ebute –Metta, Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront, Ilasan, Badia, Irede (Apapa) and Otodo-Gbame.
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WORKING VISIT TO MUNICH, GERMANY ON AFFORDABLE, SOCIAL AND COOPERATIVE HOUSING

The Arctic Infrastructure (AI) and Heinrich Boll Stiftung Nigeria (hbs) led a team of Nigerian development stakeholders to the City of Munich, Germany on a working visit to expand knowledge on affordable, social and cooperative housing approaches. The team met the officials of City of Munich, leadership of social and cooperative housing organizations and other influential stakeholders in the city development, in addition to viewing different construction projects and completed houses.

The team includes Mrs. Monika Umunna - Heinrich Boll Stiftung Nigeria (hbs); Lookman Oshodi - Arctic Infrastructure (AI); Arch (Mrs.) Adeyemi Oginni - Department of Architecture, University of Lagos; Mr. Debo Adejana – Realty Point Limited; Mr. Raymond Gold – Nigerian Informal Settlements Federation; Mrs. Victoria Ohaeri – Spaces for Change; Mrs. Abimbola Junaid – Arise Women.

In Munich to coordinate the working visit were Mrs. Beate Adolf of Heinrich Boll Stiftung Berlin (hbs) and Ms Sophia Pritscher of the Department of Architecture, Technischen Universitat Munich (Technical University of Munich).
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5/13/17
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COOPERATION WITH STUTTGART STATE ACADEMY OF ART AND DESIGN, STUTTGART, GERMANY

As part of expanding cooperation between global North and South, the Arctic Infrastructure (AI) was invited to share experience and review projects on urbanization and infrastructure in Africa focusing on Lagos with the Masters Students of architecture in the Department of Architecture, Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart, Germany. AI was represented by its Project Director, Lookman Oshodi. Also lectured at the department led by Professor Fabienne Hoizel was Arch (Mrs.) Adeyemi Oginni of the Department of Architecture, University of Lagos.
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5/1/17
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INFRASTRUCTURE ASSESSMENT OF TINAPA (AFRICA PREMIER BUSINESS & LEISURE RESORT) CALABAR, CROSS RIVER, NIGERIA IN COLLABORATION WITH CROMWELL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INTERNATIONAL (CPSI)

The Arctic Infrastructure (AI) as one of the founding organizations for the new multi-disciplinary Cromwell Professional Services International (CPSI) is executing infrastructure assessment of Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort in Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria. The project is under the auspices Tinapa’s asset valuation by CPSI. Ayotunde Akomolafe of AI is leading the local team in the infrastructure assessment with focus on mono rail, road, drainage, water, energy and smart infrastructure among others.
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12/29/16
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The Lagos Business School offered a business platform to Arctic Infrastructure (AI) represented by the Project Director, Lookman Oshodi, Dutch Alliance for Sustainable Urban Development in Africa (DASUDA) represented by the Chairman, Robert van Kats and Embassy of the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nigeria represented by Economic Envoy for West Africa, Hans Smaling. Bongo Adi of LBS moderated the business session on how the new proposed development project will drive competitiveness of Lagos among other global cities during the 2016 Annual Conference of Academy of International Business, Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter. https://www.facebook.com/arcticinfrastructure/

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MILESTONE ON DASUDA’S DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN LAGOS

As Nigerian project team lead, Arctic Infrastructure (AI) is leading the Dutch Alliance for Sustainable Urban Development in Africa (DASUDA) to successful milestones. The preliminary proposal on development project that is focusing on Water, Housing, Transportation and Green Space has been submitted to the Lagos State Government. The submission team comprising leadership of AI, Economic Envoy for West Africa, Embassy of the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Hans Smaling and official of MOE + Architecture was received by the Permanent Secretary, Office of Overseas Affairs and Investments (Lagos Global) and his team. The inclusive project among other benefits is bringing foreign direct investment to city of Lagos
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8/22/16
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STRENGTHENING THE HUMAN CAPACITY OF ARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE

Strengthening its global infrastructure delivery role and satisfying one of the provisions of its strategic plan, Arctic Infrastructure (AI) continues its staff capacity development program. Mr. Ayotunde Akomolafe, the Project Officer participated at Association for Consulting Engineering in Nigeria (ACEN) training program on contracts, procurement and consultants’ engagements.
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8/7/16
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INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AND FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, ARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE IN PRELIMINARY ADVISORY ROLES

At a meeting with the visiting Head of West and Central Africa Department, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany, Mr. Guenter Overfeld, leadership of Arctic Infrastructure (AI) reviewed the preparedness of Lagos for multiple urban infrastructure projects under the Germany and Nigeria bilateral relationship framework.

Other stakeholders at the briefing include Mr. Aron Mir Haschemi, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Lagos, Mr. Marc-Andre Schmachtel, Director of Goethe Institute, Program Manager, Heinrich Boll Stiftung Nigeria, Mrs. Monika Umunna, Associate Professor Taibat Lawanson, University of Lagos and Mr. Ako Amadi, Executive Director, CCDI.
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