SDSN Nigeria Inauguration
The SDSN-Nigeria was inaugurated as a Consortium of Nigeria Universities, with other nations on the Post-2015 Development Goals and the network leadership, are charged to work 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.
Some priorities for Nigeria’s sustainable development national strategy include:
- Ending extreme poverty by 2030
- Creation of dignifying jobs
- Providing universal health coverage
- Providing universal access to quality secondary education
- Sustainable development and recovery of the Niger Delta and the poorer northern states
- Risk resilience and disaster preparedness
- Urban sustainability of Nigeria’s major cities
- Agricultural productivity and resilience
- Promotion of ICT-based smart systems for health, education, finance and infrastructure
We desire to, and indeed work with governments to prioritise:
- Leadership and Inclusive Economic Policies
- Conflict Resolution, Peace-building and Security
- Healthcare, Clean Environment and Well-being
- Agriculture, Business, Trade, Tourism and Infrastructure
- Education, Equality, Equity and Human Capital Development
- Partnerships for Sustainable Development
SDSN Nigeria Thematic Groups
The Network has five thematic groups (Working and Research Groups) as one of the outcomes from the 6th annual global summit, the Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit which focused on the effective domestication of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The WRGs focus on grouping of interrelated goals, these are as follows:
One- Human wellbeing and Economic Development (SDGs 1, 2, 3 & 8)
Two- Education, Empowerment and Gender Equality (SDGs 4 &5)
Three- Sustainable Cities, Infrastructure, Production and Consumption (9, 11 & 12)
Four- Environmental Health, Conservation of Natural Resources and Climate Actions (6, 7, 13, 14 & 15)
Five- Social Justice, Inclusive Growth, Peace and Partnership (10, 16 & 17)
SDSN Nigeria Major Activities
- Capacity building workshops for Network’s members and stakeholders hosted at different universities across the country, this usually takes place every first-second quarter of the year.
- Lectures and paper presentations at various stakeholders’ meetings for people in government, professional organisations and private sectors.
- Outreaches to the businesses, community leaderships, faith based societies, non-governmental orgainsations among others.
- Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit (ISDS), a global annual discourse on development issues in the African context which is hosted at the University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development (CADEV) every August.
- SDGs projects development and solutions initiatives for communities, regions and sectors.
Outcomes from the 2016 Activities
This year’s events and activities produced SDG programmes that are inclusive, strategic, attractive and viably relevant to the people.
The SD programmes include:
- Sustainable Water Intervention Schemes (SWIS)
- Sustainable Cities Development Schemes (SCDS)
- Education: A Driving Force for the SDGs (EDF-SDGs)
- Adaptation to Climate Change – Innovative Tree Planting Schemes (ITPS)
- Sustainable Food Systems (SFS)
- Value Reorientation and Awareness Creation (VRAC).
The Network’s SDGs Guide
This guide is a first and preliminary guide on how to “get started” with implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It aims to help stakeholders, including governments at all levels (national, regional, and local), to understand the SDG Agenda, to start an inclusive dialogue on SDG implementation, and to prepare SDG-based national development strategies (or align existing plans and strategies with the goals). It draws upon lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and proposes guiding principles to help countries navigate the SDG Agenda. The guide reflects the universality of the SDG Agenda by recognizing countries’ different starting points.. Click for more details …