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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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LAGOS DEVELOPMENT ENVISION LAB 2018 FOCUSED ON THE LINKAGE BETWEEN FLOOD AND HOUSING IN THE CITY OF LAGOS

As part of exploring sustainable solutions to the flood risk, housing quality and deficit of supporting urban infrastructure in Lagos, the 2018 (October) edition of Lagos Development Envision Lab (LAGDEL) initiated by the Arctic Infrastructure (AI) and the Heinrich Boll Stiftung Nigeria (hbs) focused on Flood Resilience and Housing in Lagos

The LAGDEL 2018 was a contact meetings and residence training program that converged selected youth from flood affected communities, mid-level government technocrats, young professionals in the private sector, academia and other stakeholders to share knowledge on the fundamental problems of flooding and relationship with housing in the city of Lagos. The program aimed at closing the gap observed in the human capacity to effect development changes that could respond to the urban services and infrastructure’s need of residents of Lagos.

Participants studied and recommended climate resilient solutions to flooding, housing and supporting infrastructure around Lagos Island with specific focus on Adeniji-Adele axis, recommended alternative climate resilient practices addressing waste in-fill of lagoon and flooding in Lagos waterfront communities, and review the adequacy of budgeting and investments for a climate resilient city in Lagos and scope of implementation.

Participating institutions and communities included;
Lagos State Ministry of the Environment
Lagos State Public Works Corporation
Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development
Lagos State Ministry of Finance
Lagos State Resilience Office
Yaba Local Council Development Area
Adeniji-Adele (Estate) Community, Lagos
Badia Community
Idi-Ori Community, Awodi-Ora, Ajegunle, Lagos
Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront Community, Yaba
Blue Collar Limited
Tade Planning Services
Toyin Ayinde & Associates
Nigerian Environmental Society
Department of Geography, University of Lagos

Dr. Ebun Akinsete of International Center for Research on the Environment and Economy (ICRE8), based in Athens, Greece moderated the proceedings at the LAGDEL 2018

Assessment panel that reviewed participants’ findings and proposed resilient actions were;
Tpl. Waheed Kadiri, Past President, Nigerian Institute of Town Planners
Mr. Bertram Nwannenkanma, the Guardian Newspaper
Dr. Taibat Lawanson, University of Lagos
Mr. Lasisi Adedoyin, Lagos State Ministry of the Environment
Mr. Ayinde Soule, Embassy of the Netherlands in Nigeria
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10/30/18
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TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP OF THE 4th GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR URBAN INNOVATION (2018 GUANGZHOU AWARD)

In confirmation of the Arctic Infrastructure (AI) strategic roles in global infrastructure and city system, the Project Director, Lookman Oshodi, was appointed as a member of Technical Committee of the 4th Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (2018 Guangzhou Award), www.guangzhouaward.org/detail.aspx?Cateid=87&newsid=1113, to assess and select 45 deserving initiatives and shortlist 15 cities for award consideration. The technical committee met in Surabaya, Indonesia from September 8 to 12, 2018.

The Guangzhou Award was jointly established by the City of Guangzhou, China, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the Metropolis (World Association of the Major Metropolises).
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9/14/18
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DESIGNING A NEW HOUSING FUNDING ARCHITECTURE FOR THE CITY OF LAGOS

The Arctic Infrastructure (AI) and Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Nigeria are working with the Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Ministry of Housing to conceptualize, design and technically support innovative housing funding mechanism for the city of Lagos. The project will accelerate the city’s realization of Sustainable Development Goals, enhance housing delivery and urban development process, and strengthen the financial resilience of the city. The Commissioner, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, the Permanent Secretary, Arch. Foluso Dipe and management of Lagos State Mortgage Board are also providing hands on full expertise at the technical sessions.
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8/22/18
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ARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE WELCOMES NEW INTERNS TO THE ORGANIZATION UNDER ITS AI-MEX PROGRAM

The Arctic Infrastructure (AI) in piloting its Arctic Infrastructure-Metropolitan Exchange Program (AI-MEXP) is welcoming two interns, Oluwatoyin Fadairo of the Department of Building, University of Lagos, Nigeria and Simon Wagner of the Master of Science Program, “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security” at the Institute for Environment and Human Security, United Nations University in Bonn, Germany. Both will work on building climatology, future strategies for water supply in Nigeria in the context of urban growth and natural hazards such as flood, and climate change.

It will be exciting to work with them in the coming months.
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7/16/18
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ARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE IN LAGOS BUSINESS SCHOOL WITH OTHER PANELISTS ON CATALYZING ACTION TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE WATER DEVELOPMENT

The Arctic Infrastructure (AI) was represented at the Lagos Business School (LBS) Sustainability Center’s 2018 Sustainable Development Symposium titled “From Global Goals to Local Action: Catalyzing Action towards Sustainable Water Development”. The panel discussion focused on “Enhancing Water Management through Sustainable Partnerships”. Members of the panel were Engr. Deji Johnson (Chief Operating Officer, Lagos Water Corporation), Lookman Oshodi (Project Director, Arctic Infrastructure), Mr. Clem Ugorji (Director, Public Affairs and Communications, The Coca Cola Company) and Associate Prof. Taibat Lawanson (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Lagos). The session was moderated by Dr. Ijeoma Nwagwu (Faculty, Strategy and Sustainability, Lagos Business School)

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE’S TEAM FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF ITS PROJECT DIRECTOR AS INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER BY THE METROPOLIS, BARCELONA, SPAIN

Congratulations to our Project Director, Lookman Oshodi, who has just been appointed as one of the four jury members by the Metropolis https://www.metropolis.org/news/2018/jury/pilot/projects, World Association of the Major Metropolises, to evaluate and select six projects from the submission by the government of major metropolises across the world. This is part of the 2nd edition of the Metropolis pilot projects, for 2018 – 2020. He will work alongside Ms. Buyten, Marouschka (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Ms. Gingras, Edith (Montreal, Canada) and Dr. Murillo, Fernando Nestor (Buenos Aires (Ciudad), Argentina)
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ARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE IN A BRIEF VALEDICTORY CEREMONY FOR INTERN, ANJA GRANER FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART, GERMANY

The Arctic Infrastructure (AI) organized a brief and relaxed valedictory session for its departing intern, Miss Anja Graner, a Master student of Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. She worked on housing, mortgage system, water and sanitation projects and physical development policy during her internship at AI. She was presented with memorabilia by the Project Manager (Special) – Healthcare Infrastructure, Chukwuemeka Onyebuchi. She was joined in the celebration by Project Officer, Ayotunde Akomolafe; Project Officer – Infrastructure Policy, Abiola Falaye; and NYSC member with AI, Tomilade Falade.

AI wishes her well in future activities. The internship was supported by Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Nigeria
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4/7/18
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ARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE HOSTED THE RESPRESENTATIVE OF OMRON HEALTHCARE EUROPE B.V., THE NETHERLANDS

The Arctic Infrastructure (AI) hosted the Regional Sales Manager Africa of Omron Healthcare Europe B. V., The Netherlands, Jan Weitjens, in a discussion to explore collaboration on Makoko/Iwaya Primary Healthcare Project (MIPHP). The project is an initiative of SUPPORT, Switzerland.

In attendance of the meeting for AI were Project Director, Lookman Oshodi; Project Manager (Special) – Healthcare Infrastructure, Chukwuemeka Onyebuchi; Project Officer, Ayotunde Akomolafe; and Project Officer – Infrastructure Policy, Abiola Falaye.
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1/27/18
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Energy and Healthcare Infrastructure in Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront Community, Lagos, Nigeria
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ARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE IN LAGOS BUSINESS SCHOOL WITH OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE STAKEHOLDERS AT PANEL DISCUSSION ON SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

The Arctic Infrastructure (AI) joined the panelists on Supporting Socio-Economic Resilience through Sustainable Infrastructure at the Lagos Business School (LBS) during the International Sustainability Conference 2017.

Other panelists include Head, West Africa Jones Lang LaSalle Nigeria, President, Africa Finance Corporation and the General Manager, FBN Quest Merchant Bank. Dr. Bongo Adi of LBS moderated the session.

AI representative, Lookman Oshodi, highlighted the infrastructure gap in Nigeria and the need for government policies to be more vibrant in engaging the stakeholders and attracting private capital.
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11/22/17
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