September 30, 2014 in Events

CD BURNNING.JPEG The University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV), a member of IUNCBD Network since July 2014.organized the 5th Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit (ISDS). Held during August, 25-29, 2014, the ISDS was organized in collaboration with the African Sustainable Development Network (ASUDNET) and Nigeria Sustainable Development Solutions Network (NSDSN). It counted with the support from several international donors.   At its fifth edition, this yearly summit is becoming a notable event at national and international scale. The  theme chosen for the 2014 edition was “Sustainable Development in Pre-colonial, Colonial and Post-colonial Africa: Issues and Contexts.”  The keynote speeches were delivered by two outstanding experts such as Professor Sola Olopade, Clinical Director, Centre for Global Health, University of Chicago, USA, and Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University, USA. The Coordinator of IUNCBD, Professor Pierluigi Bozzi, delivered a presentation titled “The future of sustainable development: linking education science policy and society   The Research topics addressed by the summit include:

  • Development models and their sectorial impacts;
  • Inter-generational analysis of politics, leadership and governance;
  • Perspectives of sectorial development (health, agriculture, education, transport and infrastructure, industry, business, entrepreneurship, oil and gas, housing, among others);
  • Indigenous knowledge and development practices, tourism and heritage management;
  • Environmental and natural resources management;
  • Africa in the dynamic world of science and technology;
  • Regional economic blocks, partnerships and education for sustainable development in Africa;
  • Conflicts in pre-colonial, colonial and post- colonial Africa.

A rich panel of Invited international experts, scholars, researchers, and students presented a total of 84 papers, for an audience of over 180 participants, including researchers, development practitioners and students from USA, Italy, Finland, Ghana, and Nigeria. The summit concluded with policy recommendations with far-reaching implications for development practice and sustainable development solutions in Africa.


Presentations Download Area:

  1. “Education in The Pre – Colonial, Colonial and Post – Colonial Africa” – Kola Babarinde Ph.D – Director, Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CeTL)
  2. “Perspectives of sectoral development in pre-colonial, colonial and post- colonial Africa (agriculture, education, oil and gas)”- Kenton Dashiell – Deputy Director General for Partnerships and Capacity Development, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  3. “Africa in the Dynamic World of Science and Technology” – Ayoade MJ. Oduola – University of Ibadan Research Foundation, University of Ibadan
  4. “Environmental and Natural Resources Management-Pre-colonial, Colonial and Post – Colonial Africa”- Prof. A. Chidi Ibe Fas –  National Universities Commission (NUC) Distinguished Scholar in Diaspora
  5. “Health Sector Development in Pre-Colonial, Colonial and Post- Colonial Africa“- Dr. MC Asuzu, Professor Dept. of Community Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan. Nigeria.
  6. “Development Models and Strategies and Their Impact in Pre-Colonial, Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa”, T. Ademola Oyejide – professor of Economics, university of Ibadan. Nigeria.
  7. “The Future of Sustainable Development: Linking Education Science Policy and Society”, Prof Pierluigi Bozzi – African Union Pan-African University (PAU) – Coordinator IUNCBD Network.
  8. “Sustainable development in pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial Africa: Issues and Contexts” – Sola Olopade, Professor of Medicine, Clinical Director, Center for Global Health Director, International Programs, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago