Episode 5: Nigeria’s Policy Pathways

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Join us as we journey to Nigeria, to explore how policy coherence can tackle sustainable development challenges in Africa’s economic giant.

Sustainable Development challenges. 

Come with us to Nigeria where we will be delving into the intricacies of policy coherence in one of Africa’s most dynamic economies. With a population of over 200 million people Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country, home to diverse range of ethnic groups, culture and languages. As Nigeria’s population grows the country is contending with numerous sustainable development challenges. This week’s installment explores how Nigeria can address critical issues such as food and water insecurity, climate resilience, and economic development.  

The experts exploring policy coherence.

Joining us to share their expertise on Nigeria is Anthony Onoja, Director of Agricultural Economics at the University of Port Harcourt, and IWMI Senior Researcher Charity Osei-Amponsah. Our guests present an argument for tailoring climate policies to support Nigeria’s most vulnerable communities. We also learn about the importance of adequate funding support in ensuring the successful implementation of intersectional sustainable development policy. In addition, we are honored to welcome Michael Adegboye, the deputy director of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Abuja. Together, Adegboye, Onoja, and Osei-Amponsah provide invaluable insights into how policy coherence can be a catalyst for positive change in Nigeria’s socio-economic landscape.  

Listen now! 

Discover episode 5, don’t miss out on this enlightening episode of Policy Pathways. Listen to episode 5 on the Policy Pathways Podcast Page or your favorite streaming site now! 

This article was first published on IWMI’s website


Luisa Edmond, IWMI

This work is part of the CGIAR Research Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS). CGIAR launched NPS with national and international partners to build policy coherence, respond to policy demands and crises, and integrate policy tools at national and subnational levels in countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. CGIAR centers participating in NPS are The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Alliance Bioversity-CIAT), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), International Potato Center (CIP), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and WorldFish. We would like to thank all funders who supported this research through their contributions to the CGIAR Trust Fund 

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