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How to Build Resilience for SDGs Attainment in a Dynamic World

The success of the 12th Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit themed: “Building Resilience for the Attainment of the SDGs in the Face of COVID-19 Pandemic and a Changing World” by the University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV) on the 16th and 17th of August 2021 was hinged on the platform created for deliberate discussion on building resilience for the attainment of the SDG’s.

Prof. Evans Osabuohien was one of the Keynote Speakers who made a presentation on “BUILDING RESILIENCE FOR SDGs ATTAINMENT IN A DYNAMIC WORLD: REDUCTIONIST AND HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVES FROM NIGERIA. In brief, his presentation elaborated on the concept of Sustainable Development and the interplay between them; world dynamic issues that emerge; an introduction into reductionist and holistic perspective; the need of the interface; and reflection on case studies that reflect attainable goals. He crowns his presentation by emphatically stating that “a burning desire for change is required to begin a journey of 1000 miles, which begins with a step”.

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Prof Evans Osabuohien is a good team player, hardworking, intelligent and self-driven who demonstrates maturity, innovativeness and responsibility on any assignment. He is endowed with a pleasant personality and capability to work effectively in multi-cultural environments. He has executed funded research projects as an individual, team leader, and team member. He is astute in research, which has resulted in publication of four books and over 155 scholarly articles. He has participation in conferences/workshops/short courses across the world. He was appointed as the Head of Department (HOD) in 2016, emerging as the Youngest HOD in the University. He received a Double Promotion to the Rank of a Full Professor of Economics in December 2017, which made him the Youngest Professor in the University. In May 2020, he was recognised as ‘One of the 6 Youngest Professors Nigeria Ever Had’. He is the Pioneer Chair at the Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR) as well as the Pioneer Chair for Regional Centre of Expertise, Ogun State (RCE Ogun). He is a member of many International Learned Societies/Professional Associations. He is a Visiting Professor at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany and Visiting Scholar at University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (June- December, 2020). He is the Editor of ‘Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions’ (2015) and ‘The Palgrave Handbook of Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa’ (2020), Handbook of Research on Institutions Development for Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Africa (2021) as well as the Guest Editor for African Journal of Economic and Management Studies (AJEMS) on ‘Labour Issues in Africa’s Agricultural and Rural Transformation I & II’ (2020).