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NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGENDA 2030 AND THE SDGS

The Lagos State University Centre for the Actualisation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (LASU-SDG) in collaboration with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Abuja, Nigeria, is organising a National Conference on Agenda 2030 and the SDGs titled ''At the midpoint of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals: which way Nigeria and Africa?'


The Conference is slated for Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th August, 2023 at the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos.
The conference papers would be published as a journal for wider sharing with stakeholders. Furthermore, a summary paper would also be produced to focus on key areas and presented at the UN Leaders’ Summit on SDGs in New York, USA, at the third week of September, 2023.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGENDA 2030 AND THE SDGS

Our world today holds lasting potential for a better future for all. Since the founding of the United Nations, we have seen decades of development advances. Many people live longer, healthier, more prosperous lives. The 2030 Agenda made a global promise to make even faster, further-reaching strides, and secure the rights and well-being of everyone on a healthy, thriving planet. But, halfway to our 2030 deadline, that promise is in peril. The defining principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – to leave no one behind – is a shared promise by every country to secure the rights and well-being of everyone, on a healthy, thriving planet.

The world’s poorest countries and most vulnerable people are once again unjustly paying the highest price. We must face hard truths. Even without the recent crises, the world was off course. Policies have prioritized profits over people and undermined the rights and potential of women and girls. Politics have stoked fear and division over fact and unity. Short-term gains have been favoured over long-term benefits.

Throughout history, humanity has shown its capacity to overcome the biggest challenges. And every day, across the world, people are showing the way once again. Securing a life of dignity for all, on a healthy planet is possible. We know what to do and we know how to do it. But it requires an unwavering resolve to work for the global good. Together, we must fight for the SDGs. We must embrace transformation. And we must act now.

Every section of society has a role to play to rescue the goals. Academia plays a crucial role through research efforts that influence policy and actions. This is most needed at this point as the world is looking for ways to bring the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs back on track. When we arrive at 2030, we must look back at 2023 as the year we broke through to a better world.

One key activity is a national conference to discuss aspects of Agenda 2030 and its implementation in Nigeria and Africa with a view to proffer solutions for the next seven years. The academia, in addition to having the reservoir of knowledge on various aspects of this multidimensional and multidisciplinary theme of sustainable development also work with millions of young people who should play a key role in providing innovative solutions to the gripping challenges the world faces today.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGENDA 2030 AND THE SDGS

The Conference is slated for Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th August, 2023 at the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos.

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGENDA 2030 AND THE SDGS

An outcome document would be prepared from conference papers for publication as a journal for wider sharing with stakeholders. Furthermore, a summary paper would be produced to focus on key areas proposed for focus in the next seven years to enable Nigeria and Africa achieve the SDGs. This will be an important contribution to the SDG Summit which will be held at the UN General Assembly in the third week of September 2023.

Each proposal for oral presentation must consist of a research title, an abstract of 250 words, in Times New Roman, font 12, single space. a list of author (s), institutional affiliation, and email. Panel proposals should, in addition, include a brief rationale of no more than 100 words, and abstracts for all papers. A panel comprises a minimum of four and maximum of six papers and must be aligned to one of the sub-themes. Poster presentations are accepted for this conference. All authors must state clearly whether their abstracts are for oral presentation, panel sessions or poster presentations.

All submissions should be in Word format (for abstracts with special characters, also submit a PDF version). The main language of the conference is English. However, papers in Portuguese or French may be considered. Abstracts for papers to be given in French should be submitted in both French and English.

Presenters: N20,000 (twenty thousand naira only)
Postgraduate Students: N10,000.00 (Ten thousand naira only)
Payable to the following Bank details:
Account Name: LASU E-Pays Account,
Bank: First Bank,
Account Number: 1000009763

ACCOMONDATION FOR PARTICIPANTS

KEVIZ Hotel, Suites & Event Centre, 3, Councillor Ajayi Street, Obadore, Off LASU – Isheri Road, Obadore Bus/Stop, Lagos State.

Following room rates have been negotiated with the Hotel.

ROOM CATEGORIES FACILITIES AVAILABLE AMOUNT
GOLD ROOMS FLAT SCREEN TV, HAIR DRYER, MEDIUM SIZED FRIDGE, READING TABLE/LIGHT, WARROBE, ELECTRIC KETTLE, WALL MIRROR, 6X6 SIZED BED ACCUBIC BATHROOM, COMPUTER SYSTEM & DVD PLAYER NGN 20,000.00
SILVER ROOMS FLAT SCREEN TV, HAIR DRYER, MEDIUM SIZED FRIDGE, READING TABLE/LIGHT, WARROBE, ELECTRIC KETTLE, WALL MIRROR, 4X6 SIZED BED ACCUBIC BATHROOM, COMPUTER SYSTEM & DVD PLAYER NGN 15,000.00
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