SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SULUTIONS RESEARCH GROUP (SDSRG)
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a United Nations initiative that started in 1990 and which guided the entire countries of the world in channeling their development agenda to cover eight (8) key areas of energy supply, education, gender issues, maternal and child health, agriculture, economy, infrastructure, is coming to an end this year, 2015. Consequently the United Nations are still searching for a way forward, which calls for refocusing on Post-2015 global development agenda. The aim is to eradicate extreme poverty. This led the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, to constitute a high level panel of eminent persons to form a network known as Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to think out the new areas that will be the focus for the Post-2015 development agenda, Groups from different walks of life such as the academia, civil societies, business groups and other development organisations were mobilized to come together to proffer suggestions for solving societal problems so as to afford man to live a good life that is functional and sustainable.
Nigeria is a member of the United Nations and the universities in Nigeria are part and parcel of the academia, one of the groups looked upon for the attainment of the goals of the new initiative. The Nigerian Sustainable Development Solutions Network (NSSDN) was born on May 7, 2013 and the University of Nigeria is a registered member of the Consortium of Federal Universities, both nationally and internationally. The member Universities were required to form a research team to contribute to the attainment of the Post-2015 global development goals, through research, symposia, conferences, workshop and training. In response to that call and now that of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, as a result of the Strategic plan meeting he organized, this research group is formed to focus on sustainable development solutions agenda at local, national and international levels.
The essence of university is to create knowledge through research work, to produce human capital that would cater for the social, economic, political and moral development of the society. The University of Nigeria was founded ‘based on the concept of service to problems and needs of Nigeria’ (The university of Nigeria Calendar, 2007 – 2009: 43); and to be socially responsible. There are a barrage of issues, challenges and problems in Nigeria today and it is the responsibility of universities to partner with the nation’s stakeholders to study the problems and collect evidence-based data which will be disseminated to appropriate quarters for implementation and consequent solution of the problems. There is therefore the need to have a multidisciplinary research group to focus on sustainable development issues/problems through research, seminars, workshops and training, which are in line with the dreams of the founding fathers of this citadel of learning. Hence, the formation of this research group.
Statement of Intent
As a university multidisciplinary research group, whose membership span different knowledge domains, the intentions of the group are the following:
- To carry out research in different domains of life to promote sustainable development of the society.
- Organize conferences, workshops and seminars,
- To organise training for human capital development
- To attract research grants to support the activities of the group.
- To disseminate research findings in journals both local and international
- To contribute to the promotion of the visibility of the University of Nigeria.
The group will focus on various areas relating to development challenges such as
Proposed Research Topics
To be presented later.
Members of the Group
Group Name: Sustainable Development Solutions Research Group
Coordinator: Professor Grace Chibiko Offorma
Professor Catherine Ikodiya Oreh
Professor Aruh O. Anaga
Professor Simeon Ogochukwu Chris Ugwu
Prof (Rev Fr) Hyacinth Ementa Ichoku
Dr Comfort Nwozichi Ogbuji
Dr Patricia Nkechi Uzoegwu
Dr Kenneth Chibuzor Ofokansi
Dr Chidozie Charles Nnaji
Dr Christian Agbo
Engr Nathan David
Dr Chiamaka Adaobi Chukwuone
Dr Tochukwu Eleazer Ejiofor
Cajetan Ikechukwu Egbe
Chima Theresa Isife
CURRICULUM VITAE OF MEMBERS
- ABRIDGED CURRICULUM VITAE
PROFESSOR GRACE CHIBIKO OFFORMA
Residential Address Office Address
No. 627 Odim Street Dept of Arts Education
University of Nigeria University of Nigeria
Nsukka, Enugu State Nsukka, Enugu State
Date of Birth July 3, 1957
E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Degrees and Certificates
- Ph.D – Curriculum Studies (Nig) (1990)
- M.ED – Curriculum Studies (Nig) (1984)
- B.A. – Education/French. (Nig) (1981)
- European Computer Driving Licence (By the British Computer Society) 2001.
- Diplôme D’Etudes Françaises Besançon, France 1998
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
- Joined the University of Nigeria in 1983 as a Graduate Assistant; now Professor of Curriculum Studies and Permanent Member of Senate, University Nigeria since October 1, 1998.
- Visiting Commonwealth Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2000–2001), University of Wales Swansea.
Supervision of Postgraduate Research Projects and Thesis
Supervised 22 PhDs and over 60 Master’s degrees.
· Member of various university Senate Committees
· Member of Editorial Boards of national and international journals.
· Consultant to African Programme for Onchocercaisis Control, Burkina Faso
6 Mainline Books, 20 book chapters, over 100 articles in peer reviewed national and international journals. E.G/
- OFFORMA, G.C. (2001). The Underachievement of Boys; Finding the Solution
Comforth Angel (ed). Book Review. Language Learning Journal. United
Kingdom: Association of Language Learning. Winter 24, 80.
- OFFORMA, G.C. (2005). Curriculum for Wealth Creation. WCCI Seminar Series3, Enugu: Donze Press, pp30.
- ONYIA CHIDI & OFFORMA, G.C. (2011). Learning style preferences of Nigerian universities undergraduates: Implications for new faculty development model. Journal of Learning in Higher Education. 7 (2), 145 – 166. Fall.
- OFFORMA, G.C. (2013). Climate change in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Curriculum Studies 20(4), 159 – 168.
- OFFORMA, G.C. (2012). Re-engineering teacher education in Nigeria for
quality assurance. Proceedings (Vol. 3) of 1st AFTRA & E-
Learning Africa International Conference on Teaching and
Learning in Africa held in Le Palais des Congres de Cotonuo,
May 23 -25.
- ONOCHA, C. O. OKPALA, P. N. AND OFFORMA, G. C. (1997).
Education of Women and Girls: Study of Island of Equity in
Eastern Nigeria. Technical Report, Sponsored by BREDA –
UNESCO, DAKAR, SENEGAL.
Member, World Council for Curriculum and Instruction; Nigerian Academy of Education, Curriculum Organisation of Nigeria
PPUBLIC LECTURES DELIVERED
OFFORMA, G.C. (2008). Challenges and Prospects of Boy-child Education in the South
–East Geopolitical Zone, Organized by Unity Schools Old Students’ Association of
Nigeria at Dannic Hotel, New Haven, Enugu.
OFFORMA, G.C. (2008). You Shall Be My Witness. Laity week Lecture given at St
Peter’s Catholic Church during Laity Week. March 6..
OFFORMA, G.C. (2009). Curriculum across languages. 49th Inaugural Lecture,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 5th June.
OFFORMA, G.C. (2013). Funding Education, Fast tracking Development and United
Nations’ Prescription for Nigeria. Golden Jubilee Lecture presented at Alvan
Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, 7th November.
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
Married to Chibueze Moses Offorma, Air Traffic Operation Manager, (Air traffic Controller). Nigerian Airspace Management Agency. Ios. The marriage is blessed with children.
2ABRIDGED CURRICULUM VITAE
ARUH O. ANAGA
DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY & PHARMACOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA GSM #: 08063831206
DATE OF BIRTH: 26/09/63
PRESENT POST HELD: Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology; Consultant, Clinical Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (UNVTH), U.N.N.
NATIONALITY : Nigerian STATE OF ORIGIN: Abia State LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA Ohafia LG
HOME ADDRESS: Ndi Uzoubi Compound, Ebem Ohafia, Abia State
MARTAL STATUS: Married
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: Three (Two males and One female)
CAREER WITHIN THIS UNIVERSITY
ASSISTANT LECTURER 1991-1994
LECTURER II 1994-1997
LECTURER I 1997-2000
SENIOR LECTURER 2000 – 2010
University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Professor, 2011 till date
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Senior Lecturer, 2000-2011
Acting Head of Department, 2002-2004, 2005-2006
Associate Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 2007-2008
Visiting Senior Lecturer, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, 2003 to 2007; 2008-2012
Nsukka High School, Nsukka, 1973-1978, West African School Certificate, Grade II
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1979-1983, Higher Diploma Certificate (Animal Health & Husbandry), Credit
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1985-1990, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1991-1993, Master of Sciences (M.Sc.)
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1995-2003, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
PERIOD OF STUDY/SABBATICAL LEAVE OR SECONDMENT
Outside Institution From To
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, USA 1998 1999
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW FEB 2009 MAY 2009
Member, Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA)
Member, West African Society for Pharmacology (WASP)
Member, West Africa Natural Product Research Society (WANPRES)
Member, University of Nigeria Senate, 2002-2006
Member, University of Nigeria Electoral Committee (UNECO), 2005
Member, Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria (FAAN)
President, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Nigeria, Nsukka Chapter, 2000-4
Member, Gideons International in Nigeria
Ruling Elder, Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (PCN), 2009-date
National President, Christian Veterinarian Nigeria (CVN), 2012-date
Best Graduating Student, Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology
Best Overall Graduating Student in Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 1990, with distinctions in the following Courses: Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology, Veterinary Obstetrics, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Clinics
Fulbright Junior Fellowship in University of California, Davis (1998-1999)
PUBLICATIONS: More than 40 publications in peer reviewed international journals
Name: ICHOKU, Ementa Hyacinth (PhD)
Office Address: Department of Economics
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Enugu State, Nigeria
Current Employment: University of Nigeria – Nsukka
Position: Prof, Dept of Economics
Academic Institutions Attended and Degrees Obtained:
|Degree||Year||Institution||Title of Dissertation|
(With sepcialization in health financing)
|2006||Univ. of Cape Town||A Distributional Analysis of Healthcare Financing in a Developing Country: A Nigerian Case Study Using a Decomposable Gini Index|
|M.Sc. (Economics)||2002||University of Nigeria||Wage Earnings Differentials in the South African Labor Market|
|M Soc. Sc. (Health Economcs)||2000||University of Cape Town||The Demand for Health Care Services in Nigeria – A Nested Logit Model|
|B.Sc Economics||1998||Univ of Nigeria||An Estimation of Engel’s Function as a Measure of Welfare in Nigeria|
- Director, Institute of Maritime Studies (IMS) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2014 – date)
- Professor, Department of Economics, University of Nigeria
- Ag Director Academic Planning, University of Nigeria, Nsukka July 2011 – 2014
- National Research Foundation Post Doctoral Research on Health and Wealth with Prof D McIntyre (PI) – Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town (2009)
- Senior Lecturer – Dept of Economics – University of Nigeria – Nsukka 2007 – Till date
- Financial Administrator: Catholic Institute for West Africa, Port Harcourt – Nigeria (1989 – 1993)
Competitive Research Grants Won:
- African Economics Research Consortium (AERC) research grant on “Pro-poor growth and poverty reduction in Nigeria – Analysis of the impact of region, demography and employment” (2010-2011) (with Chukwuma Agu and John Ataguba)
- Community Based Poverty Monitoring System in Nigeria: A Community Participatory Approach (with I.A. Achike) – 2009 on-going
- Post Doctoral Research Fellowship of the National Research Foundation (South Africa): Research Topic: Relationship between Health and Wealth of Nations
- WHO Post Doctoral Research: Topic:Demand and Supply Barriers, and
Socioeconomic Inequalities in Access to Effective Malaria Interventions in Sub-Sahara Africa – A Nigerian Case Study of Artemisinin-Based Combination Treatments (ACTs) –Reported Submitted
- WHO-AFRO Research Grant
Research Topic: Efficiency of Hospitals in South-Eastern Nigeria (200-2009)
- Team member: The Future of the Middle Class in Nigeria, (AIAE Research ) with Eric Eboh, Moses Oduh, Emmanuel Nwosu, Joseph Okeibuno, Onyukwu-Onyukwu, Oliver Uja (Commissioned by Standard Bank of South Africa) (2011 –on-going)
- Team member: International Remittances, Poverty and Inequality: The West African Case, Center for Demographic and Allied Research (2010 on-going)
- Team Leader: Socioeconomic Impact of Mobile Telephone in Nigeria – Research by African Institute for Applied Economic for Nigerian telecommunication Commission (2006 – 2007)
- Team Leader: The nature and size of the Nigerian Informal Sector: research conducted by African Institute for Applied Economics: For USAID and National Planning Commission (2006)
- Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) Network research grant University of Laval, Canada (With Nnaemeka Chukwuone) 2007 (on-going)
Research issue being investigated: Impact of migrants’ remittances on poverty in Nigeria.
- Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) Network research grant (including a three-week study visit to the University of Laval, Canada) 2004
Research Topic: “The redistributive effects of healthcare financing in Nigeria”
- African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Research Grant (with W.M.Fonta, and E. Nwosu (2007)
Membership of Professional and Development Organizations:
- Member Editorial Board: Journal of Economics (India)Health System Board: BMC Journal – Research Member Editorial
- Member St Augustine College of South Africa International Academic Advisory Committee
- Member Scientific Committee, International Health Economics Association
- Member Scientific Committee, African Health Economics and Policy Association
- Associate Research Fellow, African Institute for Applied Economics – Enugu – Nigeria
- Member, Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) Network, University of Laval, Canada.
- Member Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Federal Ministry of Health on the Design of Health Financing Policy for Nigeria
- Member, Health Policy and Research Group (HPRG) University of Nigeria
- Associate member African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Nairobi
- Member Resilient and Responsive and Health System Research Consortium London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
5.CV: Ogbuji Comfort Nwozichi
Surname: Ogbuji Other Names: Comfort Nwozichi
Date of Birth: 5th July, 1950
Marital Status: Married
Home town: Asa Local Govt. of Origin: Ukwu-West
State of Origin: Abia Nationality: Nigerian
Contact Address: Dept. Human Kinetics and Public Health Education,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
B.Sc. Health and Physical Edu. UNN 1983
M.Ed Guidance and Counseling UNN 1989
M.Ed Health Education UNN 1999
M.Ed Health Education UNN 2009
Registered Nurse (R.N)
Registered Midwife (R.M)
Work Experience: Senior Lecturer UNN
Publications: over thirty articles in reputable journals
CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)
FULL NAME: Patricia Nkechi UZOEGWU (Ph.D)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kaduna
- G. A. OF BIRTH: Aguata
DATE OF BIRTH: June 4, 1956
STATE OF ORIGIN: Anambra
PERMANENT ADDRESS: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Uga
CURRENT POSTAL ADDRESS: Department of Arts Education University of Nigeria, Nsukka
RANK: Senior Lecturer
MARITAL STATUS: Married
NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 6
PHONE NUMBER: 08056792182.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com;
|Advanced Teachers’ College, Gumel||1979||NCE (English/History)|
|University of Nigeria, Nsukka||1989||B.A. Ed. ( English)|
|University of Nigeria, Nsukka||1995||M.Ed. (Language Education/English)|
|University of Nigeria, Nsukka||2004||Ph.D (Language
I have published more than thirty articles in national and international journals.
I am interested in the teaching and learning of English language as a second language, students team learning, gender equality and development and sustainability
Nathan David was born on the 10th June 1969 in India and he is currently married. He occupies the position Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Nigeria where he joined in 2004. He has the following educational qualifications: University of Nigeria, Nsukka M.Engr. Electronic Engineering (2003); Anambra State University of Technology, Enugu PGD, Business Administration (1991); and B. Engr. Computer Science and Engineering (1990). Prior to joining the University of Nigeria he had gained extensive knowledge working at various positions in the Industry.
- He has strong educational and technical background with an extensive experience in teaching and researching in Higher Education in the field of Electronic Engineering with a focus on Digital Electronics and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
- His personal goal is to constantly cultivate an understanding of ICT and the ways it can provide significant value to the growth of society. He has a desire to learn from others and to make a constructive impression on the internet and society and has over 20 published research articles in national and international journals.
- CURRICULUM VITAE
CHUKWUONE, CHIAMAKA ADAOBI
Correspondence Department of Vocational Teacher Education – Home Economics Unit
University of Nigeria
Enugu State, Nigeria.
Tel. +234-80-57310039 or +234-80-38750179
Post Graduate Qualification
University of Nigeria
PhD Home Economics – Clothing/Textile July 2013
University of Nigeria
M.Ed Home Economics – Clothing/Textile Sept. 2004
University of Nigeria
B.Sc Home Economics – Upper Second Class June 1999
1. Lecturer 1
Department of Vocational Teacher Education – Home Economics Unit
University of Nigeria, Nsukka February, 2008-Date
Main Duties: Teaches undergraduate courses in Home Economics and Textile Technology, Pattern Drafting, Community Development, Basic Business Management and Research Methodology
Areas of Research Interest: My research interest includes a range of Development and Technology issues, namely, Gender and Development, Poverty issues, and Entrepreneurship Development.
- CURRICULUM VITAE
EJIOFOR, TOOCHUKWU ELEAZAR CHUKWUDEBELU
FULL NAME: EJIOFOR, TOOCHUKWU ELEAZAR CHUKWUDEBELU
DATE OF BIRTH: 12th July, 1978
SATE OF ORIGIN: Anambra
LOCAL GOVT. AREA: Orumba South
MARITAL STATUS: Married
PERMANENT HOME ADDRESS: St Augustine’s Anglican Church, Box 26 Umunze.
CONTACT ADDRESS: Department of Vocational Teacher Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
e-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: +234-8039592749.
CURRENT JOB: Lecturer, Department of Vocational Teacher Education (Agricultural Education Unit), University of Nigeria, Nsukka Enugu State, Nigeria.
2009 – 2013: University of Nigeria, Nsukka Ph.D (Agricultural Education)
2005 – 2007: University of Nigeria, Nsukka M.Ed (Agricultural Education)
2000 – 2002: B.Sc (Agricultural Education) First Class Honours University of Nigeria, Nsukka
1996 – 1998: Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze Anambra State NCE (Agricultural Education) Distinction
1989 – 1994: All Saint’s Secondary School Umunze, Anambra State SSCE (O’Level)
AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST
Information and Communication Technologies Training,
Vocational/ Skills Training in Informal and non formal sector,
Environmental studies and
Indigenous Technologies in Agriculture
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
Member, Nigerian Vocational Association (NVA)
Member, Nigerian Educational Research Association (NERA)
Member, World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)
Associate Member, African Institute of Applied Economics (AIAE).
Certified Teacher, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) (AN/S/05916)
He has served in various university committees and participated in organising local and international conferences and workshops especially the science and Technology Education Post Basic (STEP-B) World Bank assisted project. He also participated in the development of Basic and Post-Basic Education curriculum modules for pre-vocational and vocational subjects for out of school (market/mechanic village school) programme in south eastern states of Nigeria funded by Education Trust Fund (ETF)
His research interests are in area of information and communication technologies training, vocational training in informal and non formal sector, Environmental studies and indigenous technologies.
- CURRICULUM VITAE
- NAME: Egbe, Cajetan Ikechukwu
- DATE OF BIRTH: 20th April, 1968
- PLACE OF ORIGIN: Aku
- STATE: Enugu
- NATIONALITY: Nigerian
- RELIGION: Christianity
- CONTACT ADDRESS: Department of Arts Education,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
- G.S.M. NUMBER: 08065375837
- E-MAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
- MARITAL STATUS: Married
- EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Lecturer II (Education/English), Department of
Arts Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
- EDUCATIONAL/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION:
- M.Ed Arts Education (Language Education, 4.80 GPA) – 2010
- B.A. Education/English (First Class Honours) – 2005
- RESEARCH OUTPUT
Over twenty publications in national and international journals.
- RESEARCH INTEREST
English Language Education
- BRIEF PROFILE
Chima Theresa Isife (Mrs) has B.Sc in Biochemistry from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and M.Sc in Chemical pathology from Nnamndi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. She obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies in University of Nigeria Nsukka in 2011.
She joined the Institute for Development Studies on 25th May, 2009 as an Assistant Research Fellow and is currently Research Fellow 1. She had attended conferences and workshops organized by some bodies such as the International Academy for African Business and Development (IAABD), Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) and Centre for Environmental Management and Control (CEMAC) Conference. She had published some articles in some local and international journals. She is interested in Health, Science, Technology and Development.
She belongs to some organizaqtionws such as International Academy for African Business and Development (IAABD), Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN), National Association for Research Development (NARD), National Association for the Advancement of Knowledge (NAFAK), Association of Nigerian Teachers (ASSONT) and Association of Sustainable Development Net Work (ASUDNET).She worked in the field UNICEF in a baseline survey in Obi LGA of Benue State in 2014 for Water Hygiene and Sanitation.