THEME: Impact Assessment: A tool for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria

DATE: 7th and 8th November, 2019

VENUE: Ebitimi Banigo Auditorium, University of Port Harcourt.


  1. Addressing Climate Change and Pollution Challenges in Nigeria
  2. Mainstreaming Health and Social Well-being of citizens into Economic Development Agenda
  3. Improve the Resilience of our Infrastructure and Create Smarter Infrastructure Systems
  4. Environmental Justice and Equality
  5. Role of Impact Assessment in Achieving SDGs


On 1st January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit, officially came into force.  With these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries committed to mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

In achieving the SGDs in Nigeria, AEIA recognises that the importance of impact assessment as a tool in promoting environmental governance, as well as the integration of environmental, social and health considerations into economic development plans.

Hence, this Conference is aimed at bringing together policy makers, industrialists, the academia, research institutes, and IA professionals from the private and public sectors, to brainstorm and proffer solutions to challenges in effective implementation of the SDGs in Nigeria.


The association is organizing a conference and a general business meeting to bringing together environment enthusiasts to deliberate and proffer solutions to effective implementation of the SDGs in Nigeria. Interested participants are invited to send abstracts of not more than 250 words. Papers are invited from the following sectors: Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Change; Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries; Biodiversity and Ecology, Corporate stewardship and Risk Management; Smart infrastructure; Disasters and Conflict; Governance and Implementation Systems; Public Health and Safety; Environmental and Social impact assessment, New technology and Capacity building; Cultural Heritage; Public Participation and other sectors

Abstracts must be in MS word, single line spaced using times New Roman font 12. The title should be concise and indicative of the content. All received abstracts will be reviewed and authors of accepted abstracts will receive acceptance letter within two weeks of submission to prepare a paper that will be published online. Oral presentation shall be in power point during the conference.

All abstracts should be submitted before 30th September 2019 and fees paid to be included in the proceedings. Final paper will be submitted before 24th October 2019. Abstracts should be submitted as email attachment to


5th August 2019

·       Paper and poster abstract submission opens

19th August 2019

·       Preliminary program information available.

30th September

·       Deadline for submission of paper and poster abstracts

·       Deadline for early birds registration

14th October 2019

·       Authors notified of paper or poster abstracts acceptance status

24th   October 2019

·       Registration and payment deadline for all individuals to be listed in the final program and proceedings.

·       Deadline for draft papers

6th December 2019

·       Deadline for final papers to be published online



DAY ONE (07/11/2019)

10:00-10:30Opening session
10:30-11:30Keynote Paper
11:30-11:45Tea/Coffee Break
11:45-12:25Lead Paper 1
12:45-13:25Lead Paper 2
13:25-14:05Lead Paper 3
15:05-18:00Technical Papers

DAY TWO (08/11/2019)

09:00-12:00Annual General Meeting
KEYNOTE: Strategies for achieving the SDGs in Nigeria by Mr. James Obakpolor (Representing Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning).
1. Impact assessment as a tool for achieving SDGs by Mr. Adesanya Alonge (Director Environmental Assessment Department, Federal Ministry of Environment)
2. Role of development partners in achieving SDGs in Nigeria by Dr. Amos Abu (Senior Environmental Specialist, World Bank)
3. Strategies for addressing soot and creating cleaner cities by Prof. R.S. Konya (Former Commissioner of Environment, Rivers State).
4. Strategies in addressing climate change challenges in Nigeria by Dr. Peter Tarfa (Director Climate Change Department, Federal Ministry of Environment)
Organizing Committee
1. Engr. Mamoud Bello Abubakar (0809 902 7755) – Chairman
2. Dr. Ijeoma Vincent-Akpu (0816 380 7135 ) – Co-Chair
3. All Members of the Executives – Members
4. All Regional Coordinator – Members
5. All Cell Coordinators – Members
All correspondence to