High-level Interactive Forum on Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation for Knowledge and Capacity Development in Waste Management
18 Dec 2014 - 18 Dec 2014
Lagos, Nigeria

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), the statutory waste management agency in Lagos State and IPLA Sub-Regional Secretariat for Western Africa will organize a High-level Interactive Forum on "Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation for Knowledge and Capacity Development in Waste Management" on 18 December, 2014. The Forum is supported by the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) and the International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA).

The increase in waste generation combined with complex/emerging waste streams arising from the growing industrialization as well as changing consumption patterns, which pose inherent implications for climate change among other environmental issues, have necessitated current global trends in adopting a multi-level collaborative approach to engender empirical knowledge-driven strategy and innovation, as well as empower stakeholders at municipal level towards appropriate technological choice and intervention.

Recognizing the need therefore for guided research / knowledge development and capacity building in achieving the above, LAWMA being the West Africa Secretariat for the UNCRD-IPLA, is organising the interactive multi-stakeholder forum as a viable platform to promote Academia-Industry-Government collaborations towards driving sustainable integrated waste management technologies in the country.

Registration/How to participate

Please send your interest of participation via email to IPLA Sub-Regional Secretariat for Western Africa (Lawma) at:

For more information, please visit http://www.lawma.gov.ng/savethedate.html


08:00-09:00Arrival and Registration
Welcome and Introductory Session
09:00-09:45Welcome/Introductory RemarksYemisi OgunlolaLagos Waste management Authority
Goodwill Message
Keynote AddressOla OresanyaManaging Director, Lagos Waste Management Authority
Techinical Session 1 -Theme paper
10:00-10:30Attaining Sustainability in the Waste management Sector: The Rationale and Approach for Stakeholder CollaborationsProf. C. O. AdeofunDean, College of Environmental Resources Management, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
10:30-11:00Questions & Answers
11:00-11:15Tea/Coffee Break
Technical Session 2 - "Academia-Industry-Government Cooperation": A Trend in Contemporary Waste Management
11:00-11:50Driving Sustainable Waste Management Strategies and Innovations through Data Development and ManagementProf. B.I. AlaDeputy Vice Chancellar (Academics & Research). University of Lagos
11:50-12:20Fostering Resource Efficient and Zero Waste Systems in Nigeria: The Indispensable Role of the Private SectorMr. Enghiebolo OmongiacieGPS - Waste and Eastern Africa, Procter & Gamble Co.
Mr. Daniel AdedokunHead, Industrial Ecology & Environment, Lafarge Africa PLC
12:40-13:00Questions & Answers
Panel/Interactive Discussion - Achieving Multi-Level Collaboration for Advancing Waste Management SYstems/Technology in Nigeria - The Way Forward
13:00-14:10Key Discussion Questions
1. Academia-Industry-Government partnership in the waste management sector; are there possibilities for success in the local context?
2. What are the potential challenges (policy and/or institutional) to creating the proposed partnership; what enabling conditions may be facilitated?
3. Are there current potential opportunities (local/international) that stakeholders may explore in the partnership?
4. What range of partnership (PPP) models may be adopted by stakeholders in the municipal waste sector; how can the y be effectively implemented? Can we highlight the respective roles of stakeholders?
5. Can we identify an appropriate feedback/follow up mechanism to sustain the proposed partnership?

Questions & Answers
Prof. Olukayode BanghoseDepartment of Environmental Management & Toxicology, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Prof. (Mrs.) Olusola OdeyemiHead, Department of Biology, Federal University of Technology, Akure
Mrs. E.O.EzeLagos State Coordinator, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA)
Mr. Paul O'CallaghanCEO, West Africa ENRG Limited Lagos
Mr. Olugbenga AdebolaCEO, Richbol Environmental Services, Lagos
Mr. Aribabu SulaimonExecutive Secretary, HEDA REsource Centre, Lagos
Cornrade Ayodele AdewaleFormer Chairman, Amuwo Odofin, LGA, Lagos
14:10-15:00Lunch Break
Closing Session
15:00-15:30Adopting the Forum Communique
15:30-16:00Vote of Thanks
Group Photograph

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