Opening Program & Keynote - Akpezi Ogbuigwe

Tue, 10/2: 4:45 PM  - 6:00 PM 

Dr. Akpezi Ogbuigwe, former Head of Environmental Education and Training at the United Nations Environmental Program, served as UNEP's lead organizer in the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. While at UNEP, she initiated the Global Universities Partnership on Environmental Sustainability as well as a multi-stakeholder program on Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities.

She has over thirty years of professional experience as a Law teacher first at the University of Lagos and now at the Rivers State University where she served in various capacities. She is an avid researcher in transformational change in higher education in Africa, environmental law and policy, and sustainable development. She has contributed to knowledge in the field of environmental law and education for sustainable development through a variety of published articles and book chapters. In addition, Akpezi serves as a Juror in the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD); Adviser for the African Region United Nations University Regional Centres for Expertise on ESD; and Council Member for Earth Charter International.