Ninth annual Ibadan Sustainable Development summit (ISDS), August 2018

Prof. Olanrewaju Olaniyan, Director, Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV), hosted the

Ninth annual Ibadan Sustainable Development summit (ISDS), August 2018, August 27 – 30, 2018.

The Theme of this year’s summit was “Megatrends that will shape National and Global Prosperity by 2030”.

The Summit was opened by  Prof. Labode Popoola, Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN-Nigeria),   Dr. Belay Begashaw, Director General, Sustainable Development Goals Centre for Africa, Kigali Rwanda and  Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Senior Special Adviser to the President on SDGs.

Over the three days, the summit was attended by 1000 people.  SDSN Youth Nigeria had an important side event at the summit.

Amongst 150 excellent research papers  there were  four keynote addresses;

Dr. Ojijo Odhiambo, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria
Prof Patrick Paul Walsh, University College, Dublin, Ireland
Prof. Foluso Okumadewa, World Bank, Abuja
Prof. Afeikhena Jerome, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa

Prof Patrick Paul Walsh focused on three megatrends that need urgent cooperation between nation states; Global Population Dynamics –Social, Approbation of Rents in Global Value Chains –Economic, and Ocean Health-Environmental.

All nations should drive  towards multilateralism.

Kofi Annan “Our futures, our prosperity and security, are wrapped up together more than ever before. No country, no matter how wealthy or powerful, can any longer stand on its own.”