2018 Event: 
Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit, 27 - 30 August, 2018

Ninth ISDS 2018:
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Major Activites

4 Years of Inauguration
The Network’s story since inception is of a good beginning with a number of activities carried out in collaboration and partnerships, these include: i) capacity building workshops organized for academic members in different  universities across the country’s geopolitical zones, ii) Global summit, lectures and papers presentations at various stakeholders’ meetings for people in government and professional sectors, and iii) outreaches to the businesses, community leaderships, faith based societies, Non-Governmental Orgainsations among others.

Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit (ISDS) is a global talk of sustainable development envisioned eight years ago, in 2010 to be specific, through a dedicated team that worked to flag off a global annual discourse on development issues in African context.

This vision translated into a relevant global action and hatched into a reality of which is the reason why participants gather annually from experts in research, academia, the private sector and civil society to share their insights and gain from their wealth of experiences to promote and support the implementation of the SDGs, to accelerate joint learning and inclusive participation of all stakeholders to help overcome economic, social and environmental challenges confronting humanity at local, national, and global scales.

This event is every year hosted at the University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV) and co-organised in August by United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and African Sustainable Development Network (ASUDNET).
Remarkable milestones recorded since the inauguration include the successful domestication of the SDGs and localization of the Goals for priority setting for the country; massive mobilization of the academia, pro-development and research institutions and organizations from both the public and private sectors for effective communication of the goals, awareness creation, education and training of sustainable development practitioners across disciplines, and the promotion of voices of all stakeholders for advocacy and change of mindsets towards inclusive participation that leaves no one behind.

These efforts provided five SDG working and research groups, each focusing on thematic areas for local solutions namely: 
  
Human Well being and Economic Development ( SDGs 1,2,3 & 8)

Education, Empowerment and Gender Equality ( SDGs 4 & 5)

Sustainable Cities, Infrastructure, Production and Consumption ( SDGs 9, 11 & 12)

Environmental Health, Conservation of Natural Resources and Climate Actions (6, 7, 13, 14 &15)

Social Justice, Inclusive Growth, Peace and Partnership (10, 16 and 17)
   
“The SDGs offer us an opportunity to rediscover ourselves in an unprecedented manner that will enable us recreate a common propserous and sustainable present and future.”
Lobode Popoola
 
Six Priority Solutions
These schemes were developed for SD actions for the country
Education: A Driving Force for the SDGs (EDF-SDGs)
This scheme focuses on quality and affordable basic education in a smart and decent environment for driving innovations and SD practical solutions
Sustainable Food Systems (SFS)
This scheme focuses on quality and affordable food for all, post harvest produce management and value addition for marketability enhancement.

Value Reorientation and Awareness Creation (VRAC)
This scheme focuses on massive advocacy programmes on sustainabillty and multi-stakeholders engagement and collaboration.


Sustainable Cities Development Schemes (SCDS)
This scheme focuses on urban settlements, natural resources, sanitation, clean environment and sustinainable livelihhod.
Adaptation to Climate Change – Innovative Tree Planting Schemes (ITPS)
This scheme focuses on conservation of resources and climate smart activities.

Sustainable Water Intervention Schemes (SWIS)
This scheme focuses on water resources, acess and sustinainable utilization.