SDSN Nigeria was inaugurated as a Consortium of Nigerian universities and other academic tertiary institutions, with relevant stakeholders on the Post-2015 Development Goals and the network leadership, are charged to work on the global sustainable development community to address such challenges that face the nation and the world. The highest priority of the SDSN Nigeria is to work with the federal, state and local governments to prepare SDG-based development strategies at the national, state and local levels throughout Nigeria
Location: Ibadan and Awka, Nigeria
Hosted by: University of Ibadan and Nnamdi Azikwe University
University of Ibadan
Every August, SDSN Nigeria co-organizes the Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit (ISDS), the premiere venue for academic discourse on sustainable development issues in the Nigerian and African context. ISDS has recorded remarkable milestones including successful domestication of the SDGs to the Nigerian national context, the development of six local Solutions Initiatives, and the creation of strategic partnerships with members of the business and government departments. Nearly 200 participants from academia, government, civil society and business from all over Nigeria and the continent come together to share their expertise annually.
Engaging powerful and influential voices in support of the SDGs is also a key priority for the network. In the past years, SDSN Nigeria has held forums with the business community, media actors, members of CSOs/NGOs, legislative arms of government at national and state levels, as well as religious leaders to engage them in promoting the 2030 Agenda. The network works with these communities to raise awareness, strengthen advocacy, spread education, and expand training to reach and influence all parts of society. Through these workshops, the network reaches many communities that may otherwise not engage in a political and social discourse or on other topics covered by the SDGs, in an effort to address challenges of sustainable development in Nigeria, Africa, and beyond.
- To promote education for sustainable development
- To assist in diagnosing and lead interventions in the sustainable development challenges facing the local, state and national communities
- To provide evidence-base solutions in the areas of Climate change, Agriculture, Health, Social wellbeing, Energy and Power supply, Urban environment, Governance among others
The SDGs offer us an opportunity to rediscover ourselves in an unprecedented manner that will enable us to recreate a common prosperous and sustainable present and future.