In line with its commitment to national development, and as part of its corporate social responsibility, Etisalat Nigeria has partnered Thistle Praxis Consulting, for the 7th edition of “Sustainable Conversations.”
Sustainable Conversations is a thought leadership breakfast series that focuses on the development of key sectors in the country. This quarter’s discussion is slated for Thursday, January 28, 2016. Its theme is, “Fast-tracking Targets Through Technology and Education.”
The discussants for this edition include, Ochapa Ogenyi, of the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnanya Onu; Head of Country Office, Department for International Development (DFID) Nigeria Mr. Ben Mellor; Corporate Director, Unilever Nigeria, Dayo George; Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Galaxy Backbone, Mr. Yusuf Kazaure and Country Director, PLAN International Dr. Hussaini Abdu.
Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, Etisalat Nigeria, Ibrahim Dikko, said the company is delighted to be at the forefront of initiatives that can contribute to national development at all times.
He noted that critical sectors in Nigeria such as the education and Information and Communications Technology sectors, like in all developing countries, are too important to be left to the government alone, adding that they would require strategic interventions from all, including private individuals and corporate organisations. Etisalat Nigeria
Lead Consultant/CEO of Thistle Praxis Consulting, Ini Onuk, said the development of the education and technology sector would be the first step towards achieving United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
According to her, education and technological development are two important sectors that can transform the entire continent by 2030 through the attainment of the global goals if well harnessed.
It is expected that the discussions between Etisalat Nigeria will culminate in a white paper that would be forwarded to relevant organs of government and other stakeholders, while participants would reflect a select list of chief executive officers, captains of industry, sector professionals and experts, non-profit institutions as well as the academia.