Who We Are

National Coordinator -Ernest Afiesimama

Save Nigerian Environment Initiative (SNEI) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation that strives to sensitise, educate and promote the protection, conservation and efficient use of the environment in a sustainable manner for socio-economic development. It is an organisation registered under the Company and Allied Matters Act 1990.


 Vision: A sustainable environment for socioeconomic development in Nigeria.

Mission: To ensure a clean, safe and sustainable environment in both rural and urban areas for future generations through:

(i) educating communities in rural areas on  the adverse environmental consequences of the environmental systems, particularly as related to socio-economic activities

(ii) sensitising society in environmental management and impact assessment

(iii) promoting environmentally friendly programmes and projects in communities

(iv) keeping the environment clean and encouraging green cover

(v) monitoring of air quality and water pollution

The environmental problems in Nigeria have acquired greater dimensions than ever before as shown by environmental deterioration through deforestation, desertification and drought, soil erosion and degradation, flooding and destruction of hydrological regimes, air and water pollution, destruction of marine and coastal ecosystem, sea level rise and salt water intrusion, wildland fires and the loss of biodiversity. These problems facing Nigeria today are enormous and have led to the dislocation of many socioeconomic sectors with low agricultural productivity and food security, contamination of air and water resources, poor sanitation and health conditions, etc. The environment requires urgent attention and actions right from the local to national levels.


The rural communities, especially the poor, face these environmental challenges and government is saddled with huge expenditures to reduce the impacts associated with these environmental issues. The vulnerability of communities in the country can only be reduced through the introduction of scientifically sound environmental information and activities into sustainable development policies. It is the commitment of our organisation to promote the protection, conservation and efficient use of the environment that will lead to poverty reduction, food security, clean water availability, improved health condition, human capacity development, sustainable infrastructural and environmental development, better standards of living through sustainable economic development. These are indicators in the international community’s strategy to attain the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN-MDGs).