… To Discuss How Science Can Facilitate Achievement of SDGs
It is going to be a gathering of about 300 scientists come 4th and 5th of February, 2020, at the Multipurpose Hall, University of Lagos, for the 1st Nigerian Academy of Science, NAS’ Scientific Conference themed ‘The Role of Science in Attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’.
In a release signed by Dr. Oladoyin Odubanjo, NAS’ Executive Secretary, he stated that the conference is framed around five sub-themes as follows:
Science for poverty reduction
Revitalizing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education
Innovations for health
Energy solutions and environmental sustainability
Ensuring food security in Nigeria.
The conference would feature a few invited presentations, alongside several oral and poster presentations of original research.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) intended to be achieved by year 2030, provide
guidelines for nations around the world to ensure that their citizens are assured of sustained socioeconomic growth, and a better future.
Many of the goals including climate
change, food security, health, energy, are entrenched in science and innovation.
“Therefore, as part of the Academy’s mission to promote original scientific research, and to disseminate scientific information concerning issues of national relevance, NAS is holding its first scientific conference, to discuss how science can facilitate the achievement of the SDGs.”
According to Odubanjo, the conference will showcase original scientific research and discoveries, disseminate scientific information concerning issues of national relevance, create a platform to discuss scientific issues of societal significance, and foster networking and collaboration among Nigerian scientists towards better research and innovation.