10b Sustainability & Africa

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Please click here for more information on the track for Sustainability and Africa at the ISDRS 2021 Conference, 'Accelerating the progress towards the 2030 SDGs in times of crisis'


ISDRS 2020 presentations:

'Assessment of pull mechanism at enhancing maize farmers’ utilisation of Aflasafe bio-control measures in Oyo State, Nigeria' by Jonathan Akinsola Akinwale & Ibukun Joel Agotola

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'Sustainable Development of South Africa: an in-country perspective' by Nel, T.R. Teffo, M.V. Mabuyakhulu, S. Munnisunker, P.J. Kruger, N.P. Nzimande

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'Assessing Households’ Carbon Footprint and Its Determinants in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria' by Olawale Emmanuel Olayide, Oyeniyi Olafimihhan and Gboluwaga John Olaomo

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Partner Organisations

Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Nigeria
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Past Conference

6e African perspective on the old and new world challenges for sustainable development
A total of seven papers were presented during the session on African perspective on the old and new world challenges for sustainable development. The papers presented difference cases in from six countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa, and Ethiopia) in Africa. Two of the papers were presented virtually (video and Skype) from Ethiopian participants. This is a unique method which should be encouraged in future conferences as it promotes inclusive participation. Generally, the papers were practical and prescriptive in outlook with directions for policy implementation and research uptake. The fundamental rigour of research and simplicity of presentation make the session very engaging. The session suggests the need for further research on policy alignment of development outcomes with the sustainable development goals in the African continent. The session also identified education, citizenship empowerment and capacity development as necessary steps for unleashing sustainable development in the continent. The session identified sustainable agricultural systems as the catalysts for transformation to inclusive sustainable development in Africa.

Knowledge Resources

State of the Art:

Recommended Sources:

Africa Sustainable Development Report 2017

LinkedIn Discussions

Recent discourses on the ISDRS LinkedIn discussion group:

February 2017 Annie Goeke posted: Ivory Coast First Climate Change Initiative Project - EcoCity Cocody

April 2017 Moshe Terdiman posted: Another Take on Muslim-Christian Violence in Africa – Professor Hussein Solomon

December 2017 Olawale Olayide posted: Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa, 14-15 May 2018, University of Ibadan, Nigeria