7th annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit begins
Posted by Nelson Obine, Ibadan | 20 August 2016 | 3,678 times
The University of Ibadan’s Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV) in conjunction with the African Sustainable Development Network (ASUDNET) and Nigeria Sustainable Development Solutions Network (NSDSN) is set to host the 7th Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit (ISDS) at the Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit (ISDS) is a global annual event that engages participants from all walks of life including development practitioners, policy makers, heads of government, entrepreneurs, academic and research professionals to explore strategies and mechanisms to drive the implementation of the global development agenda in Nigeria and beyond.
Prof. Olanrewaju Olaniyan, Director of CESDEV, has announced this year`s theme: “Making Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) work for People in Africa”. The event is fixed for August 21 – 26, 2016.The Keynote speakers include Minister of Environment Amina J. Mohammed, and other scholars.
Dr. Olawale Olayide, Coordinator at Centre, in a brief chat with News Express said: “There would be a Policy Roundtable on Climate Change, Agriculture and Sustainable Development involving various stakeholders in academic, government and non-governmental organisations, the media as well as international research collaborators during the opening sessions on Monday, 22 August, 2016.”
Dr. Olayide enjoined all and sundry to participate at the 7th summit
He added that the event shall witness the Development Practice Luncheon under the Chairmanship of Hon. Michael Adesina Adeyemo, Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, with the theme, Promoting grassroots advocacy for the SDGs.
•Photo shows UI CESDEV Director, Prof. Olanrewaju Olaniyan.