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Prof. Nyong, AfDB’s Director of Climate Change to deliver UNICAL 33rd Convocation Lecture

- By Seyifunmi Adebote, Abuja.

As the University of Calabar witnesses her 33rd convocation ceremony, Professor Anthony Okon Nyong, the Director of Climate Change and Green Growth at the African Development Bank will deliver the convocation lecture on Thursday, March 12th, 2020, at the University of Calabar International Conference Centre.

Professor Nyong will speak on the theme “The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Implications for Climate Change and Africa’s Sustainable Development” where he is expected to address over 4,600 graduands. With the clear need for Africa to leverage the fourth industrial revolution, Nyong’s lecture is expected to stress the need for young scholars to lead in Nigeria’s transition to low emission development that unlocks the wellbeing of Nigerians and boost the country’s economy.

Prof Nyong who was named among Apolitcal’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy in 2019 is also an alumnus of the institution, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and Regional Planning before he proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria for a Master’s Degree in Land Surveying, then a Ph.D in Geography (Environment and Natural Resources Management) from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada and a Post Graduate Diploma in Global Business (Energy) from the University of Oxford, UK.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Zanna Akpagu, also confirmed that the Liberian Vice President, Dr Jewel-Haward Taylor, will be conferred with an honorary doctorate degree as part of the University’s 33rd convocation activities.

– By Seyifunmi Adebote, Abuja (seyi@climatetalkpodcast.com)

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