Die Veranstaltung sucht nach Ansätzen für qualitativ hochwertige Bildung in Nigeria, die auch den Bedürfnissen des Arbeitsmarktes des Landes entsprechen und fragt, wie der Privatsektor und die Wirtschaft zum Reformprozess beitragen können.



9:00Registration of the participants

9:30Opening Ms Sabina Woelkner, Head of Multinational Development Policy Dialogue, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Brussels

Welcome remarks

Her Excellency Ms Nonye Udo, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Kingdom of Belgium

Keynote by Ms Olajobi Makinwa, UN Global Compact Chief Africa, New York

Sustainable business practice in the framework of the UN Global Compacts

10:00 Panel 1: Approaches for matching the education with the needs of Nigeria’s labour market

Creating sufficient quality jobs and tackling constraints to growth is important for youth empowerment and sustainable development at large, and all the more so in light of the demographic developments in Nigeria. Areas that need to be addressed in this panel encompass education policy, the curriculum, women empowerment, vocational and technical education and the role of SME in creating more jobs and providing vocational training.

Ms Chidinma Chikwelu, Chair Nigeria, African Youth Movement

Mr Adetunji Ojo Ogunyemi, Lecturer, Departement of History, Faculty of Arts Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Dr Valerio Ricciardelli, Vice President for Global Education Africa, Festo Didactic Nigeria

Dr Norbert Voelker, Education Policy Consultant, Skilled Workers for Africa Project Manager, Association of German Mechanical and System Engineering

Moderation: Mr Ralph Sina, EU-Correspondent and Bureau Chief WDR/NDR German Radio, Brussels


12:00Panel 2: Enhancing inclusive growth and economic diversification in Nigeria - forging a new partnership

To transform Nigeria’s economy more efforts are needed. Creating a dynamic and transparent environment for doing business and spurring the growth of local companies will be paramount. Simultaneously, there is the need for more quality infrastructure and the establishment of industries for processing and manufacturing goods in Nigeria to boost the competiveness and the diversification of the Nigerian economy. While the government of President Buhari has taken definitive steps to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth, there is a need for support to ensure that the efforts of government yield the desired results. Substantial support from the European and international partners and a new way of effective collaboration between equals and substantial investments will be needed to meet the demands.

Ms Nkemdilim Begho, Founder and Managing Director, Future Software Resources, Nigeria

Dr Marc Lucassen, Delegate, Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria

Mr Paulus Geraedts, Team leader Outreach and investment services, Secretariat of the External Investment Plan, European Commission

Ms Nina Fenton, Economist, Economic Department, European Investment Bank

Moderation: Mr Steffen Krueger, Program Officer West and Central Africa, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin

13:30Networking lunch

15:00End of event

Zum Kalender hinzufügen




  • Frau Olajobi Makinwa
    • UN Global Compact Chief Africa
    • New York
  • Frau Nkemdilim Begho
    • Founder and Managing Director
    • Future Software Resources
    • Nigeria
  • Herr Paulus Geraedts
    • Team leader Outreach and investment services
    • EC

Sabina Wölkner

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Leiterin Team Agenda 2030

sabina.woelkner@kas.de +49 30 26996 3522 +49 30 26996 3555

Dr. Susanne Conrad

Wissenschaftliche Koordinatorin Multinationaler Entwicklungsdialog

susanne.conrad@kas.de +32 2 66931 72 +32 2 66931 62
Conference Nigeria, opening Sabina Woelkner
Keynote by Ms Olajobi Makinwa, UN Global Compact Chief Africa, New York
Panel 1 of the Conference
	Ms Nkemdilim Begho, Founder and Managing Director, Future Software Resources, Nigeria