Annual Adebayo Adedeji Lecture Series 2017
Repositioning Nigeria in a Changing World
Monday, March 27, 2017

Date: 27 March 2017

Venue : Salle Ovale - Centre International De Conférences Abdou Diouf

Time: 18:15-19:15


The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa inaugurated the Annual Adebayo Adedeji Lecture series in March 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria during the 7th Joint Annual Meetings of the AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in Abuja, Nigeria, in 2013.

The Lecture Series honors and recognizes the intellectual contributions to development, service to Africa and humanity of Professor Adebayo Adedeji. Professor Adebayo Adedeji is an African leader and an unrepentant believer in African integration and development who has had a singularly distinguished academic, political and diplomatic career in service to Africa.  Each year, the lecture Series will feature prominent scholars and personalities who have contributed to the development of Africa.

We are honored that H.E. the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Oluyemi Osibanjo will be the guest speaker of the Adebayo Adedeji LectureSeries. The title of the lecture is: “Repositioning Nigeria in a Changing World”.




Draft Programme

Salle Ovale - Centre International De Conférences Abdou Diouf


Introductory remarks by the Executive Secretary ad interim of the Economic Commission for Africa – Dr. Abdallah Hamdok  (5 minutes)



Guest Speaker Inaugural Lecture – H.E. Professor Oluyemi Osibanjo (45 minutes)



Questions and Answers (10 minutes)



Closing of the lecture