Nigerian RCEs Meet to Discuss SDG Implementation in Nigeria

On May 12-14, 2017, the Nigerian Regional Centers of Expertise (RCEs) organized a Forum to commemorate the visit of Charles Hopkins to Nigeria. The programme brought together RCEs across Nigeria, people from academia, government, secondary schools, traditional institutions, NGOs and Media organizations.

On the first day, Nigerian RCEs discussed how to improve the efficiency of the RCEs' work and communication. RCE Lagos,  RCE Zaria, RCE Minna, RCE Candidate Ilorin and representatives of Nasarawa State University participated at the meeting. Ogbuigwe Akpezi, RCE Regional Adviser for Africa and the RCE Minna Youth Coordinator were also present.

On the second day, the interactive session included 150 participants. Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair on Reorienting Teacher Education towards Sustainability presented his keynote speech on 'The Role of the RCEs in the attainment of the SDGs in Nigeria'. During the youth session 'Evening with Charles' organized by the RCE Minna Youth Network, 30 youths from universities  discussed 'The Role of Youth in Reorienting Education and Training Systems to improve the lives of Indigenous and Marginalized Youth”.

During a ceremony a block of toilets donated by Hon. Binta Mamman to one of RCE Minna School Clubs was officially inaugurated. Field trips to the RCE Minna Resource Centre and the RCE Minna garden were organized. 

On the third day, Charles and his wife Katrin, in company of the RCE family in Nigeria paid a visit to Zuma Royal Institute of Training and Human Capacity Development where they had the opportunity to visit the famous Zuma Rock before proceeding to Abuja to visit Yar’adua Foundation, German Embassy, Abuja and National Mosque Abuja. For more information click here.

Reports and presentations can be found in the documents below.

Pictures of the event have been uploaded on facebook.