ISDS 2017, August 21 to 25.

The above date is fixed for holding the 8th Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit (ISDS), a University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV) global event which 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 successfully.

This event is co-organised by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Nigeria (SDSN Nigeria) and supported by the global body, UN SDSN. The major objective is to promote inclusivenes and effective participation of all stakeholders.


Read report of 2016 Summit here

Read report of 2015 Summit here


The Summit Activities shall include:

  1. Keynote Addresses
  2. Plenary Presentation
  3. Panel Discussions
  4. Paper Presentations at Break-out Sessions
  5. Field Trip
  6. Cocktail Party
  7. Dinner


Our Past Summit Speakers


Belay Begashaw

Columbia Global Centre, Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

Member, Leadership Council, SDSN


Amina Mohammed

Hon. Minister of Environment, Nigeria

Co-Chair, Leadership Council, SDSN



Walter J. V. Vermeulen

President, International Sustainable Development Research Society

Ass. Professor, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development



Adejoke Orelope Adefilure

Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on SDGs



Prof. F. Okunmadewa

World Bank, Washington, D. C., United States



Hillary Ogbonna

Nigeria-Acting Regional Coordinator, Africa, United Nations SDGs Action Campaign



Prof. A. Aly Mbaye

Universite Cheik Anta Diop (UCAD), Senegal