Past Summits

Themes and Keynote Speakers at Past Summits


Theme of Summit

Keynote Presenter(s)


50 years of Nationhood: Experiences in, and Prospects for Sustainable Development in Nigeria

Prof. Jeffery Sachs, Columbia University, USA


Global Change and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities for South-South Cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Emeritus Professor of Economics, Ademola Oyejide.


Building Resilience in Sustainable Development in a Changing World

Dr. Elias Ayuk

United Nations University INRA, Accra Ghana


Leadership in Africa’s quest for sustainable development

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, former President of Nigeria


“Sustainable Development in Pre-colonial, Colonial and Post-colonial Africa: Issues and Contexts”

Professor Sola Olopade, Clinical Director, Centre for Global Health, University of Chicago, USA, and Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs


The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda: Whither Africa?

Professor Godwell Nhamo of the University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa, and Ambassador Oluseyi Onafowokan who was the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana


Making the Sustainable Development Goals Work for People in Africa

Prof Walter Vermeulen, President of International Sustainable Development Research Society and Amina Mohammed, former Honourable Minister of Environment in Nigeria,, now Deputy General secretary, United Nations.


Challenges and Prospects of Attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within Planetary Boundaries