The Future in Our Hands: A State-Led Framework for Planning & Development in the Niger Delta

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

Participation for NDDF 2017 is strictly by invitation.

To participate at NDDF 2017, you or your organization must have interest/or be working in/have experience and expertise in the overall theme of the Forum: State-Led Framework development and planning in the Niger Delta.

Other specific requirements include:

  • Interest/or be working in/have experience and expertise on any of the thematic areas the Forum will be covering listed below:
    Thematic AreaVarious components of the thematic areas (eg sectors or subsectors or activities categorized under this theme) 
    Sustainable Development  Environment, Biodiversity and Conservation   
    Natural resources management
    Commerce and industry
    Blue and green economy 
    Agriculture  Food security
    Value chains development (enablers and market linkages)
    Sustainable production (low carbon footprint agric)
    Agric-business development Innovation/appropriate technology for agriculture
    Social development  Health
    Social Services and Social safety Nets
    Gender and Youth Development 
    Governance and Institutions  Public finance
    Public Safety and security including peace building
    Law and justice
    Public information & engagement
    Public private partnerships
    Statistical systems
    Resource Mobilization 
    Energy and Infrastructure  Power
    The Built Environment
    Urban development & housing
    Solid mineral resources 
  • Have interest/expertise in framework and tools for implementable, fundable and sustained growth and development planning in the Niger Delta or elsewhere
  • Interest / or experience in driving fostering private and public sectors collaborations for investments
  • Interest/or experience in fostering integration of State and regional plans and establishing successful accountability mechanisms
  • Have knowledge of / or is an available resources to support development planning
  • General interest in learning about the theme or specific components of the theme to inform your future work in the Niger Delta
  • Able to take care of logistics for participating including travels, accommodation and feeding for the 2-days. Participants can chose to attend for the two days or come for one day depending on their interest and capability

Please note interested participants do not have to qualify for all the requirements.

Interested in participating at the NDDF? Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating reason for interest to participate. Expression of interest to participate closes on October 31, 2017.

Invitation to the Forum is strictly by invitation. Successful application to participate will receive an Eventbrite invitation.  

Become an NDDF 2017 Organising Partner!

Organizations interested in being an organizing partners can do so through any of the following ways:

  • Sponsoring resource persons for specific sessions of the Forum that aligns with their interest and contributing to the technical planning for those sessions
  • Handling event reporting including fees and logistics of rapporteurs and production of event report
  • Covering production cost of event communications collaterals like program, banners, and souvenirs
  • Covering cost of media and publicity for the Forum
  • Paying for Forum logistics such as communications/media, conference and breakout room venues, catering for the event days, logistics for special delegates

Please note interested partners can cover the full cost or contribute to the costs for any aspect of their interest


  1. Work with the Technical Committee in developing the content of their specific sessions
  2. Have company display booth at the Event Venue (if interested)
  3. Logo/name on all pre-Forum publicity
  4. Logo on the NDDF website with a link to sponsor’s website
  5. VIP seating status for sponsors representative during the event
  6. Company Logo to be listed in the Forum banners. Printed brochures and Souvenirs
  7. To be recognised in post-Forum documentary

Interested in being an NDDF Organising Partner? Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating area of partnership interest for more information. Expression of interest to partner closes on October 31, 2017.