national Network
Region: Africa

SDSN Nigeria, hosted by the University of Ibadan and established in 2013, mobilizes its members in Nigeria and leverages their strengths to help realize the SDGs. Key focus areas include education, technology, and human development; food security, sustainable agriculture, and nutrition; ecological challenges and environmental degradation; health for all; poverty reduction and economic empowerment of women and youth; sustainable energy, carbon reduction, and renewable energy; sustainable cities; good governance, rule of law, equity, and social inclusion to leverage new technologies and consciously work to advance the SDGs.

Network Hosts

Membership Growth Leads to Deeper Collaboration with Partners

In 2022-2023, an additional five knowledge institutions joined SDSN Nigeria, thus enhancing the network’s impact and visibility. SDSN Nigeria also deepened collaboration with existing member institutions, such as the Igbinedion University, which will help establish an American Corner in Edo State, among other activities.

Youth Initiatives Train Students on Climate Issues

SDSN Youth Nigeria has been training over 1,000 students from public and private secondary schools. The network’s activities have reached all 36 states in Nigeria, with direct impact on 200 communities. SDSN Youth Nigeria has also taken part in various initiatives since its inception, such as the Conference of Youth on Environment and Climate, the Climate Actors Accelerators’ Program, and the SDG Advocates.

The Network Advocates for SDG Alignment in Curriculum

SDSN Nigeria leads the advocacy efforts with various Federal Government agencies in the country, such as the Education, Agriculture, and Environment Ministries. The network’s involvement aims to reshape the curriculum to align with the SDGs, support sustainable food systems, and implement carbon offsetting initiatives.

The Network Promotes SDG Integration in Teaching

The Nigerian network is focused on ensuring that SDGs are integrated in the teaching curricula at all levels of education. To do so, it has been working with the National Education, Research and Development Commission. SDSN Nigeria's efforts were directed at engaging Tertiary Education Management in the country, for instance the National Universities Commission or the National Board for Technical Education.

SDSN Nigeria Network Members

Organization Country Network Sector
African Management Services Company (AMSCO) Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (FUNAI) Ebonyi State Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Federal Institute Of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
University of Nigeria Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Center for Development Support Initiatives Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
University of Ibadan Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Green Institute, Adeyemi College of Education Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
National Centre for Technology Management Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
University of Nnamdi Azikiwe Nigeria Nigeria
Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State Nigeria Nigeria Research Institution
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria Nigeria Research Institution
Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (OGEES Institute) Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Rivers State University of Science & Technology Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
University of Port Harcourt Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Federal University Kashere Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Federal University Wukari Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Center for Ethics and Sustainable Development (CESD) Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
University of Agriculture, Makurdi Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Crawford University Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
University of Benin Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies Nigeria Nigeria Research Institution
The Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Centre for Global Solutions and Sustainable Development Nigeria Nigeria Research Institution
Food Basket Foundation International (FBFI) Nigeria Nigeria Non-Governmental Organization
Igbinedion University, Okada Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
The Imo State University in Owerri Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
African Institute for Health Policy & Health Systems, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Federal College of Agriculture Nigeria Nigeria Research Institution
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Sustainable Environment Food and Agriculture Initiative Nigeria Nigeria Non-Governmental Organization
Osun State University Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute),Research Institution
Dept of Agricultural Extension and Economics, NAERLS, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, NIGERIA Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute),Research Institution,Government Agency
University of Calabar Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Umaru Musa Yar'adua University Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Rivers State University Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Afe Babalola University Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Ekiti State Polytechnic, Isan Ekiti Nigeria Nigeria Research Institution
Department of Geography and Environmental Management, Niger Delta University Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute)
Bayero University Kano Nigeria Nigeria University (Department/Institute),Research Institution
Strategic Women and Youth Institute Nigeria Nigeria Non-Governmental Organization
Opolo Global Innovation Limited Nigeria Nigeria Research Institution
Giddy2School Education Initiative Nigeria Nigeria Non-Governmental Organization,Research Institution
Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) Nigeria Nigeria Research Institution,Government Agency
DoTheDream YDI Nigeria Nigeria Non-Governmental Organization,Civil Society Organization,Foundation/Donor Organization
Leadership Effectiveness Accountability and Professionalism Africa (LEAP) Nigeria Nigeria Non-Governmental Organization
African Journal for Sustainable Development Nigeria Nigeria Non-Governmental Organization

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Ngozi Odiaka

  • Co-Chair
  • SDSN Nigeria

Labode Popoolo

  • Co-Chair
  • SDSN Nigeria

Femi Oyeniyi

  • Network Manager
  • SDSN Nigeria

SDSN Focal Point

Faustin Gasheja

  • Senior Manager, Africa Lead
  • Networks Program