Towards Self-Sustaining Development in the Niger Delta: Narrating and Showcasing a Re-Imagined Niger Delta

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


DAY ONE: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

REGISTRATION & EXHIBIT FAIR
7:00AM - 5:00PM

WELCOME AND OPENING SESSION
9:00 - 11:30AM

Welcome address
Mr. Sam Daibo, Executive Director, PIND
  • Scene setting on priorities and imperatives for narrating and showcasing a re-imagined Niger Delta; current realities of economic situation in Nigeria and defining a way forward
  • Outcomes and results of the past 5 years of hosting NDDF
  • Playback video(s) of past NDDFs 

Opening address
His Excellency Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, Governor, Imo State

Keynote Address
Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria (invited)
  • Outlining the Federal Government’s actions and commitment to sustainable development in the Niger Delta

Goodwill Messages from Partners
  • M. Aler Grubbs, USAID Nigeria
  • Tunde Oderinde, DAI MADE
  • Nsima Ekere, NDDC
  • Hilda Dokubo, Niger Delta Filmaker/Activist
  • Monalisa Chinda Coker, Niger Delta Nollywood Actress

TEA BREAK
11:30AM - 12:00PM

LEAD DISCUSSANTS
12:00 - 1:00PM
Moderator: Charles Abani, USAID/PIND SACE Project

Economic Diversification and the Digital Economy
  • Bayo Adewolu, Price Water House Coopers

Regional Cohesiveness: The Role of Federal and State Government Institutions
  • Mr. Nsima Ekere, MD, NDDC 
  • Nkoyo Toyo, SA on the SDGs, Cross Rivers State Government

LUNCH
1:00 - 2:00PM

SYNDICATE SESSIONS
2:00 - 4:00pm

Economic Diversification and the Digital Economy
  • Moderator: Tunde Oderinde, MADE
  • Yerinlaimi Konboye, IBEZ Software House and Owners of Handy-Jacks Website
  • Fola Olatunji David, Ventures Platform
  • Atim Uko , Sproxil Nigeria Ltd
  • Bayo Adewolu, Price Water House Coopers

Regional Cohesiveness: The Role of Federal and State Government Institutions
  • Moderator: Charles Abani, USAID/PIND SACE Project
  • Chuks Ofule, BRACED Commission
  • Dr. Otive Igbuzor, Center LSD
  • Lawrence Okezie Odoemelem, Abia State Government
  • Barrister Chigoziri Ojiaka, Gender and Child Protection Initiative/ Imo State University
  • Daudu Garuba, Natural Resource Governance Institution

CLOSING 
4:30 - 5:00PM

Close out Session and Reporting of key outcomes from Syndicate Sessions


DAY TWO: Thursday, October 20, 2016

REGISTRATION & EXHIBIT FAIR
7:00AM - 5:00PM

LEAD PRESENTATION/SPEAKER
9:00 - 10:30AM
Honorable Minister of Environment, Amina J. Mohamed
Screening of a short clip of the Nowhere To Run Documentary 

TEA BREAK
10:30 - 11:00AM

LEAD DISCUSSANTS
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Peace, Conflict Mitigation, Elections, and Development
  • Professor Ibaba Samuel Ibaba, Niger Delta University
  • Dr. Austin Onuoha, African Centre for Corporate Responsibility

Climate Change and the Green Economy
  • Surveyor Efik, Climate Change Network Nigeria
  • Dr. Iniobong Essien, Honourable Commissioner for Environment, Akwa Ibom State
  • Simon Gusah, Urban BASE Consulting 

LUNCH
12:00 - 1:00PM

SYNDICATE SESSIONS
1:00 - 3:30PM

Peace, Conflict Mitigation, Elections, and Development
  • Moderator: Wynyfred Achu, NSRP
  • Joel Bisina, Lite Africa
  • Otive Igbuzor, Centre LSD
  • Emem Okon, Kebekatche Women Development Foundation

Climate Change and the Green Economy
  • Moderator: Innocent Azih, Carbon Exchange Trade
  • Odigha Odigha, Cross River State Forest Commission
  • Professor. Mrs. Akpezi Ogbuigwe, Advancement and Linkages Centre (Rivers State University of Science & Technology)
  • Dr. Mrs. Elsie I. Hamadina, Department of Crop & Soil Science (University of Port Harcourt)

CLOSING
3:30 - 4:00PM

Close out Session and Reporting of key outcomes from Syndicate Sessions

COMMUNIQUÉ AND ROAD MAP OF KEY POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS AND ACTIONS
4:00 - 5:00PM