27-30 August, 2018


Theme:           Megatrends that will shape National and Global Prosperity by 2030

Date:                         27-30 August, 2018


Opening Ceremony: Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Technical Sessions: University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development, 20 Awolowo Avenue, Old Bodija Estate, Ibadan, Nigeria


ISDS 2018:  Megatrends that will shape National and Global Prosperity by 2030

While adopting the United Nations Agenda 2030 on 25 September, 2015, world leaders were unanimous in their belief that the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets are integrated, indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental sustainability. However, achieving the SDGs will require deep economic, social, and technological transformations, including the rapid scale up of high-quality social services (health, education) and a shift to low-carbon energy among several others. The transformation agenda focus on People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership. The agenda being futuristic will definitely be shaped by Mega Trends. These are important dynamics or changes which are bound to impact achievement.

The Theme of the 2018 ISDS: Megatrends that will shape National and Global Prosperity by 2030 therefore, seeks to interrogate how the 17 SDGs will contribute to human prosperity. In this regard, the following Sub-Themes will be addressed:

  • Inclusive Growth, and Economic Development
  • Education, Empowerment and Gender Equality
  • Poverty, Inequality and Human wellbeing
  • Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure
  • Sustainable Production and Consumption
  • Population and Migration
  • Environmental Health
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Climate Actions
  • Social Justice, Peace and Partnership
  • Big Data and their overarching impact in the attainment of Prosperity

Contributors are encouraged to address what is likely to continue and what could possibly change based on a systematic and pattern-based understanding of past and present occurrences, and how these trends will impact Prosperity in the short, medium and long terms.


Registration fee is $150 while student registration is $75. Participants from Nigeria may pay local equivalents of the above rates. For further details on ISDS 2018, please visit

Submission of abstracts

Those willing to present papers at the Summit should submit a short abstract (250-350 words) as well as an extended abstract (3-4 pages). The extended abstracts must be sufficiently detailed to allow the Session Organizers to judge the merits of the paper. It should include a description of the topic to be studied, theoretical focus, research methods, and findings. Priority will be given to papers that emphasise empirical research with clear implications for policy design and implementations. Kindly visit to submit both extended and short abstracts.



Submission of Extended Abstract for Oral Presentation and Posters Opens

15 February 2018

Extended Abstract Submission Closes

31 May 2018

Notification of Acceptance

29 June 2018

Online Registration Opens

02 July 2018

Presenters’ Online Registration Closes

31 July 2018

Main Summit (ISDS)

27 – 30 August 2018

Annual General Meeting of ASUDNET

30 August 2018

Annual General Meeting of SDSN- Nigeria

30 August 2018


Contact Persons

Prof. Olanrewaju Olaniyan

Director, Centre for Sustainable Development,

University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +234 802 325 5741


Prof. Ikenna Onyido

Director, SDSN & Director,

Centre for Sustainable Development,

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +234 803 745 0801


Prof. Labode Popoola

Co-Director, SDSN- Nigeria

Vice Chancellor, Osun State University, Nigeria

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +234 806 063 4089


Prof. N. E. S. Lale

President, ASUDNET

Vice Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +234 803 745 0801

Dr. Emmanuel, Kanchebe Derbile

Department of Planning and Management

University for Development Studies,

Wa Campus, Ghana.

Telephone: +233 244 224 22 4458



Dr. Athanasius F. Nkwatoh

University of Beua, Cameroun.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +237 677 87 5975



Dr Saka Jimoh

Chairman, Organising Committee

University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Email:  [email protected]

Telephone: +234 8035028242


Dr Olawale Olayide

Centre for Sustainable Development

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 [email protected]

+234 803 597 3449