University of Ibadan

Centre for Sustainable Development

In collaboration with


Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Presents the

Tenth Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit (ISDS) 2019

10 Years of The Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit

Theme:        Building and Sustaining Strategic Partnerships for the Achievement of  the Sustainable Development Goals

Date:         19 – 21 August 2019 (Arrival 18 August and Departure, 22 August 2019

Venue:     University of Ibadan, Nigeria

One of the most ambitious and important global agreements in recent history is the  Agenda 2030. It focuses on Transforming Our World: The  Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The implementation of this agenda came into effect on 1 January 2016,  and rests on the five Pillars which are: People, Planet, Prosperity, Partnership and Peace. Since 2016, the Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit (ISDS) had focused these Pillars, one after the other: -People in 2016, Planet in 2017 and Prosperity in 2018.

The 2019 Summit is the 10th anniversary of the Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit (ISDS). One key success story of the Summit is the breaking  of silos and the forging of partnerships among various stakeholders in achieving the SDGs. The success of the SDGs requires partnerships among governments, the academia, the private sector and civil society organisations. Strategic partnerships that are built upon principles and values,  shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre are needed at the global, regional, national and local levels. The importance of global partnerships as well as multi-stakeholder partnerships cannot therefore, be over-emphasised in order to adequately mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, and to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals across scales.

The 10th ISDS will focus on Partnerships, thus the theme of the Summit is Building and Sustaining Strategic Partnerships for the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. In this regard, the following sub-themes will be addressed:

  1. South-South Cooperation and Partnerships for Achieving SDGs

  2. North-South Cooperation and Partnerships for Achieving SDGs

  3. Resource Mobilization and Financing Solutions Initiatives  for the SDGs

  4. The Quadruple Helix (Government – Universities – Private Sector - Civil Society) Partnerships for Sustainable Development

  5. Technology, Creativity and Innovation Solutions

  6. Population, Migration and Sustainable Development

  7. Partnership for Inclusive Growth and Economic Development

  8. Partnering for Sustainable Cities

  9. Collective Actions to combat Climate Change

  10. Partnership for Essential Data and Blockchain

Submission of abstracts and full papers

Prospective participants and presenters may submit short abstracts (250-350 words) as well as an extended abstract (2-4 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, theoretical focus, research methods, and findings. Priority will be given to papers that emphasise empirical research with clear implications for policy design and implementations.

Please upload you abstracts at


Submission of Extended Abstract for oral Presentation and Posters Opens

15 February 2019

Extended Abstract Submission Closes

30 May 2019

Notification of Acceptance

30 June 2019

Submission of the Full Papers (Optional)

31 July 2019

Main Summit (ISDS)

19 – 21 August 2019

Annual General Meeting of ASUDNET

22 August 2019

Annual General Meeting of SDSN- Nigeria

22 August 2019


Registration fee is $150 while student registration is $75. Participants from Nigeria may pay local equivalents of the above rates.

Further enquiries can be obtained by sending email to [email protected]