Cultivating partnerships and solutions for economic growth and security in the Niger Delta

Nov
14
2017

NDDF Uyo, Akwa Ibom State | November 14-15, 2017

In the past 10 years, Nigeria has witnessed numerous plans or programmes ranging from the 7-point agenda (2007) of Umar Musa Yar’Adua administration, through the Vision 20-20 (2010), the National Industrial Revolution Plan (2014) and the Nigeria Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (2014) of the Goodluck Jonathan administration, all the way to the Muhammadu Buhari government’s Strategic Implementation Plan for the Budget for Change (2016) and its 2017 – 2020 Economic Recovery and Growth Plan aimed at sustained inclusive growth. Whilst these initiatives have achieved varying degrees of success, implementation across board has always been challenging.

Participation in the Forum is by invitation-only.

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Oct
18
2016

NDDF Imo State, Nigeria | October 19-20, 2016

NDDF 2016 will tackle key questions in syndicate sessions, leveraging the tradition of a value-added space where interested and committed development actors - public, private sector, development practitioners, and international development actors alike - convene to take actions to promote growth while seizing the huge opportunity to influence the development agenda for the region. Niger Delta states are experiencing crisis – politically, economically, socially, and environmentally. The collapse of global oil prices has taken its toll the hardest on the nine states of the Niger Delta, resulting in the re-emergence of violence by new militancy groups. Despite numerous efforts by both independent organizations and the Federal Government in convening key stakeholders in the region to collectively explore the imperatives of inclusive economic growth in an environment of dwindling oil prices, little headway has been achieved or documented on a firm way forward for the region.

Development is a complex and multi-disciplinary process, and perhaps the first step in articulating a way forward for the region is in re-imagining a possible future, beginning with changing the narrative of the Niger Delta.

Participation in the Forum is by invitation-only.

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Nov
17
2015

NDDF Asaba, Nigeria | November 17-18, 2015

The 2015 Niger Delta Development Forum (NDDF) in Nigeria takes place at a watershed moment in the Niger Delta region. With the recent elections in Nigeria, there are shifts in leadership at many levels, including in at least five of the nine Niger Delta states. This offers a unique opportunity for this year’s Forum to frame and influence the discourse, priorities and flagship initiatives in the region for the next four years – building a synergy of effort around government and private sector investments as well as citizens priorities as we collectively move to explore the imperatives of inclusive economic growth and economic diversification in the Niger Delta. By gathering key decision makers from the public and private sphere, as well participants across infrastructure planning, finance and development, this NDDF aims to reach balanced and practical insights into the opportunities and solutions.

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