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The Rejuvenated Beauty Pageant Brand

The rejuvenated beauty pageant brand is set to take the tourism and hospitality industry in Africa and the rest of the world by storm. As Miss Africa Calabar, Nigeria seeks to crown another beauty queen who will promote GREEN ECONOMY A TOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, whilst merging beauty with nature and a tenacious cause centered around creating the much needed awareness on Man's direct and indirect impact on her environment.

The 2016 edition of our prestigious pageant Miss Africa is blowing full steam as its creators (the Government of Cross River State) are focused on fulfilling its promise of promoting, showcasing and developing Cross River State, as well as Nigeria's environmental and eco friendly lifestyle with the amalgamation of beauty, fashion, nature and charity.

The Miss Africa Calabar Nigeria Beauty Pageant is a brainchild of Prof. Sen. Ben Ayade, The Executive Governor of Cross River State, who himself is a strong environmental activist, a man who can give up everything he has, for the protection of the environment. A vibrant leader and entrepreneur whose resume spans over decades, with vivid goals, clarity and a work ethics soaked in specificity.

30 ladies between the ages of 18-25year representing 40 African countries.

The Miss Africa 2016 beauty pageant is another permanent and dynamic inclusion by His Excellency Senator Professor Ben Ayade Governor of Cross River State to the Christmas Festival and Carnival Calabar events calendar as he grows the brand from strength to strength. The eventual winner will be the Face of the Christmas Festival/Carnival Calabar brand as well as the Cross River State Tourism Brand Ambassador on climate change and the Destination Cross River, Africa's warmest welcome brand.

Goodwill Message From His Excellency, Sen. Prof. Benedict Ayade, Governor Cross River State Nigeria.

It is no longer a cliché that the world at large is riddled with climate change challenges that are rapidly sabotaging global actions to meet up with the SDG's in 2030. Africa's sustainability equation had been compromised by rising desertification and flooding threatening food security and promoting conflicts in sub-saharan Africa, growing incidence of diseases, water crisis and high unemployment rates. Nigeria with the highest deforestation rates and excessive flaring in the wetlands of the Niger Delta area, battling with water pollution which has over the years discouraged both aquatic and land farming is partly an indicator of the reality of Climate change and global warming in Africa.

We as African leaders need to be more involved and join forces together to fight the negative effects climate change poses on our land for the future we want. The need to create massive awareness on eco lifestyle, eco cities, green technologies and change in our environmental behaviour to aid the battle against climate change with synergy between businesses and government communities to transform policies into green community development practices cannot be overemphasized.

We the Government and people of Cross River State recognises the urgency in joining voices with world to promote green economy for sustainable development in Africa, hence we bring to you the first ever pan African beauty pageant brand set to take the tourism and hospitality industry in Africa and the rest of the world by storm. This maiden edition which is slated to hold in Cross River State, Calabar, Nigeria seeks to crown a beauty queen, a green ambassador, a green voice with the responsibility to champion the fight against climate change and promote GREEN ECONOMY AS A TOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, whilst merging beauty with nature and a tenacious cause centered around creating the much needed awareness on Man's direct and indirect impact on her environment.

On the 26th of November 2016, we hosted 18 beauty queens representing 18 African countries as the world witnesses elegant, imaginative and confident young African Ladies compete for the first ever Miss Africa Crown, geared towards a green course. The maiden edition was intriguing and exceptional from the norm and would be the beginning of the change we want and further promoting, showcasing and developing Cross River State, as well as Nigeria's environmental and eco-friendly lifestyle with the amalgamation of beauty, fashion, nature and charity.

I, Prof. Sen. Ben Ayade, The Executive Governor of Cross River State, is a strong environmental activist, I am pledging my green foot and joining voices with other world leaders to fight climate change and fast track the fulfilment of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

I welcome Africa and the world at large to the Eco-tourism destination, a place where you and your family can spend the Christmas Holidays and as well witness our annual mind blowing world standard 30days of non-stop colourful Festival and Carnival Calabar.

Aims and Objectives

Climate change is reshaping human civilization. How we respond will determine the future of human race. Our food system, our economies, our cities and communities are all adapting to the climate change globally. The fate of our planet we call home is uncertain and it is in our interest to come together and address the challenges we face.

Such challenges include climate stability, storm and erosion prevention, access to fresh drinking water, food security and also addressing the issues of sole dependence on fossil fuels, vulnerable coast, deforestation, Land use and insufficient funding.

Scientist estimates that by 2050, we need to reduce worldwide emissions to at least 1990 levels in order to avoid further harmful impacts from climate change. It's an urgent call, and it requires an equally urgent response. Around the world, many of the most vulnerable communities are already struggling to cope with the impacts of climate change.

We need to speak out, create awareness and help communities across the African continent adapt to challenges like rising sea levels, severe storms and more frequently flooding. We also have to create awareness on new farming methods that would support a healthy environment, minimize the negative impact the climate change poses on our communities and create better quality of life for farmers.

Climate Change affects everyone. Our actions and support can make a difference in how the world responds and adapts to its changing climate. It is with this resolve and conviction that gave birth to the Miss Africa pageant with the theme;

Green Economy, a Tool For Sustainable Development.

The eventual Queen will be the African Ambassador on Climate Change and the African face and voice in creating awareness in the global fight against climate change sponsored and supported by the Cross River State Government.

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