About 300 scientists will gather on February 4 and 5, 2020, at the Multipurpose Hall, University of Lagos, for the 1st Nigerian Academy of Science, NAS, Scientific Conference with the theme “The
Role of Science in Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
The conference, according to a statement by Dr. M. Oladoyin Odubanjo, Executive Secretary of NAS, 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, the statement said further, 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, the Nigerian Academy of
Science (NAS) is holding its first scientific conference, to discuss how science can facilitate
the achievement of the SDGs,” the statement stressed.
“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,” it concluded.