QBR Symposium on Nigerian leadership in Global Challenges

Friday 15 October 2021 (14:00-16:30)

For more information please contact Richard Brunt, International Partnerships Officer,  University of Birmingham. 

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As a leading sponsor of the Commonwealth Games 2022 and the Official Partner of the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR), the University of Birmingham is proud to host a symposium on Nigerian leadership in Global Challenges. The symposium will cover three main themes, health, environment, and democracy and security.

The event will be the platform for contributors from the University of Birmingham’s academic community and from our partner research institutions in Nigeria, as well as key note speeches from the Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, the Commonwealth Association Nigeria and the Head of the British Council Nigeria. The symposium will have three parallel sessions on each of the key themes, offering a chance to ask questions in an open forum and will also host a round table event which aims to encourage open debate.  A range of experts are confirmed for this event.

Environment – Nigeria’s role as a regional environmental ‘powerhouse’

  • Professor Aleksandra Cavoski – University of Birmingham
  • Professor Temilola Oluseyi – University of Lagos
  • Professor Francis Pope – University of Birmingham
  • Professor Kayode Owoade – Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
  • Dr Olawale E. Abiye - Obafemi Awolowo University

Democracy & Security -  Does social media help or hinder security in Nigeria?

  • Professor Nic Cheeseman – University of Birmingham
  • Professor Adigun Agbaje – University of Ibadan
  • Professor Emmanuel Remi Aiyede – University of Ibadan
  • Dr Sarah Ssali – Makerere University, Uganda
  • Professor Jibrin Ibrahim – Centre for Democracy and Development, Abuja

Health – Combating the danger of surgical site infection: the impact of collaboration

  • Prof. Adesoji Ademuyiwa – University of Lagos
  • Dr Adewale Adisa - Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Dr. Hyginus Ekwunife – Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • Professor Lukman Abdur-Rahman – University of Ilorin
  • Dr. Taiwo Lawal – University of Ibadan
  • Mr. Aneel Bhangu – University of Birmingham

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