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Energy Transition Symposium Report

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  •  Plenary sessions with keynote addresses on the major theme of the forum
  • Two-panel discussions addressing energy-related challenges, the role of CSOs and educational institutions, etc.
  • Plenary sessions with paper presentations
  • Poetry performance
  • Interactive discussion sessions featuring remarks on various topics, followed by a closing remark by the Publisher of Development Agenda Magazine
  • Climate Change and its Impact / Climate Justice
  • Nigerian Energy Transition Plan (ETP)
  • Clean Energy Technology Adoption
  • Role of Women / Youth
  • Energy Access
  • Empowering Indigenous Response Mechanisms
  • Government needs to develop the nation’s gas infrastructure and phase out flaring, generate cleaner energy, and create jobs.
  • Nigeria should diversify its energy portfolio to achieve a sustainable future by increasing investments in renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydropower.
  • Adoption of cutting-edge technologies—from smart grids and energy storage solutions to carbon capture and utilization technologies—will enhance energy efficiency, reduce emissions, and lower costs.
  • Create an enabling environment through robust policies and regulations that encourage investments in renewable energy, provide incentives for clean energy projects, and ensure a just transition, especially for those whose livelihoods depend on the oil sector.
  • Raise awareness about the benefits of clean energy in urban and rural communities to foster collaboration in addressing the nation’s energy challenges.
  • Strengthen partnerships with international organizations, development partners, and other countries to share knowledge, access funding, and build capacity.
  • Invest in gas development to enhance national power and independence, while also considering local needs over Western prescriptions.
  • Emphasize increasing power generation to improve quality of life, reduce costs, and ease burdens on citizens.
  • Recognize and centralize community knowledge in energy transition plans, reducing dependence on expatriate workers.
  • Mitigate cultural and livelihood losses from energy transition technologies.
  • Promote local manufacturing and use of solar panels, batteries, etc., instead of imports.
  • Adopt the concept of “Energeocracy”—energy of, by, and for the people—encouraging private partnerships.
  • Ensure the transition benefits all, not just the wealthy, and is not business as usual.
  • Improve policy execution processes to harness Nigeria’s renewable energy potential effectively.
  • Empower women as advocates of renewable energy and ensure their active participation and benefit from the transition.
  • Engage media actively in the energy transition, training journalists to educate the public and hold officials accountable.
  • Promote a just and equitable transition with a level playing field, involving all social forces in policy development.
  • Start with achievable goals to transition away from fossil and dirty fuels gradually.
  • Develop and localize technology solutions specific to Nigeria while sourcing appropriate technology globally.
  • Brief Remarks / Keynote Addresses
  • 2 Plenary Papers revolving around the themes were presented.
  • 2 Panel Discussion Sessions: These sessions explored topics related to galvanizing a national approach to addressing energy and energy transition challenges in the country. The purpose of the panel discussions was to spark conversations among groups of experts, thought leaders, and the audience, enabling them to learn from their discourse and interaction.
  • Poetry Performance: This involved poetic communication and interaction related to the spheres of energy and energy transition.
  • Closing Remarks

Opening Ceremony

  • Moderator: Dr. Salamatu Fada
  • Panelists:
  • Professor. Uwaoma Kalu Uche
  • Hon. Uche Onyeagocha
  • Dr. Adeyeye, Ondo State
  • Damaris Uja
  • Abiola Adebiyi
  • Diran Onifade
  • Moderator: Dr. Asmau Benzies Loe
  • Panelists:
  • Prof. Uwaoma Kalu Uche
  • Mohammed Bawa
  • Prof. Chukwuma C. Ogbaga
  • Prof. Bassey Ubom
  • Halima Imam
  • Amina Ibrahim Zarami
  • Ms. Ibiba Don Pedro

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