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

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



Opening Ceremony, Wednesday October 19, 2016
Sam Daibo, Executive Director, PIND
His Excellency Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, Governor, Imo State
Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
M. Aler Grubbs, USAID Nigeria
Tunde Oderinde, DAI MADE
Nsima Ekere, NDDC
Hilda Dokubo, Niger Delta Filmaker/Activist

Lead Discussants, Wednesday October 19, 2016
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

Syndicate Sessions, Wednesday October 19, 2016
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

Lead Presentation/Speaker, Thursday, October 20, 2016
Honorable Minister of Environment, Amina J. Mohamed (invited)

Lead Discussants, Thursday October 20, 2016
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

Syndicate Sessions, Thursday October 20, 2016
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)