By; ALEX UANGBAOJE, Kaduna
As part of it’s mandate of promoting educational excellence in and around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, Centre for Development and Advanced Learning (CENDAL) in collaboration with Connected Development (CODE) will be hosting the first Universities SDGs Summit in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
A statement jointly signed by the Director CENDAL Nigeria, Suleiman Muhammad and Hamzat Lawal, Chief Executive CODE revealed that the summit is scheduled to hold from February 27th – 1st March 2020.
According to them, the summit seeks to host students and professionals from different institutions in Nigeria to drive more awareness around the United Nations Global Goals for sustainable development.
The statement further said the summit would featured Panel Discussions and Paper Presentations from Vice Chancellors and other key individuals from the academia and other institutions.
“Awards would also be issued to students and other institutions for their active contribution to the Global Goals.With just ten years 2020 until the next review for the SDGs, the pertinence of collaboration cannot be overemphasized.
“The summit is to hold annually in different universities around the country leading up to the next review of the United Nations and every year a compendium of the summit detailing students concerns, communiques from the summit panels and suggestions on how the government and the United Nations itself can further advance better achievement of the goals would be published.
“This compendium is to serve as a referral document for public consumption. The Centre invites Universities, Organizations and other promoters of the SDGs to join the summit. The statement explained.