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UPG 2019: Towards a Greater Lagos

20 to 22 November 2019 and the Journey Continues

Towards A Greater Lagos

At the initiative of His Excellency Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State in Nigeria, "Towards A Greater Lagos" is the theme for the 2019 global gathering of United People Global (UPG), a community that encourages people to make the world a better place by creating a world where ordinary people have more power.

UPG 2019 is a global gathering that is built on a unique perspective: explore the global agenda through the eyes of a city. With the new administration in Lagos committed to being Lagos’ most inclusive movement, UPG 2019 presents a special opportunity for interactions that have real impact on the lives of real people. There are many ways to participate (see Road to Lagos Timeline below). UPG 2019 in Lagos in October is by invitation only. UPG Champions and Champion Supporters from around the world are invited.

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"A Message from the Chief Host"

The Executive Governor of Lagos
His Excellency Babajide Sanwo-Olu

ACTION LIST

Welcome to the UPG Towards A Greater Lagos “Action List” #ThisGreaterLagos #ForAGreaterLagos. This list is the result of the consultations, interactions and activities on the journey Towards A Greater Lagos. This list is intended to help any individual or organisation to take greater responsibility for a greater Lagos and to participate in activities that “move the needle”. The list is alive and as more people get involved and more activities take place, new action items can come to life here. Further below, please also see the section on ongoing community activities.

Sign Up: Please click signup on as many of the Action items that you are interested in and you will receive additional information about ways to take action and also about relevant activities.

SignUp Promote "Greater Lagos" Road Use Etiquette Transportation
SignUp Support Investment in Mass transit solutions for Lagos Transportation
SignUp Support Access to Primary Healthcare Centres in each local community Health and Environment
SignUp Participate in conversations about understanding and supporting Mental Health Health and Environment
SignUp Support greater use of the existing funds available to support Lagos to fight Malaria, TB and HIV Health and Environment
SignUp Support a Greater Lagos attitude to relationship to the environment Health and Environment
SignUp Support efforts to make Lagos an #EducationDrivenState Education and Technology
SignUp Support the mobilisation of an Education Trust Fund for Lagos; also making greater use of existing funds Education and Technology
SignUp Support the improvement of welfare for Teachers in Lagos Education and Technology
SignUp Support a citizen-led database of investment and partnership opportunities across sectors Making Lagos A 21st Century Economy
SignUp Support the existence of a Film Commission for Lagos Entertainment, Tourism and Sport
SignUp Support the operations of Recreation Parks across Lagos Entertainment, Tourism and Sport
SignUp Support the improvement of welfare for athletes Entertainment, Tourism and Sport
SignUp Support Online Community Policing for Domestic Workers Security and Governance
SignUp "I Am The Reason" - Support a "Greater Lagos" attitude to governance - with enhanced personal responsibility Security and Governance

Ongoing and Upcoming Community Activities

Please see the timeline for any specific events and activities that are coming up.  Currently the types of upcoming and ongoing activities include:

  • Community Conversations on specific Greater Lagos Action Items

  • Other activities

Please see the timeline for latest updates: https://www.unitedpeople.global/UPG2019#timeline

Join the conversation: #ThisGreaterLagos #ForAGreaterLagos

Road to Lagos: The Journey Continues

25 Community Conversations

5 Expert Consultations

3 days together

“Deep and inclusive transformation happens when people are united. When we work together

 - Graça Machel. Chair of the Board, United People Global

Watch UPG’s Board Chair: Graça Machel

Participate!

There are many ways to be part of the Road to A Greater Lagos:

  • Subscribe for Updates about UPG 2019 in Lagos

  • Learn more about the Agenda

  • Become a Partner or a Supporter of UPG 2019

  • Learn more about Community Conversations

  • Learn more about the Expert Consultations

  • Explore the Road to Lagos Timeline

  • Meet Our Partners

  • Meet Our Advisory Board

  • Explore the Greater Lagos Action List

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More About the Agenda

UPG2019 Interactions took place in diverse formats including panels, workshops, townhall sessions and community activities. Guests include leaders from different sectors who are active internationally and locally, guests also include Champions and stakeholders of the UPG community. This gathering was by invitation only. And the content was determined through the open and public Community Conversations and Expert Consultations. The journey that continues now, is also open to those who are passionate about a Greater Lagos. Welcome.

All global cities deal with traffic congestion. Lagos is no exception, handling 24 million trips daily with infamous gridlock points with devastating consequences for productivity and economic growth. What pragmatic world-class solutions are available? What progress is already being made? What fresh commitments can boost success?

Health care is focused on taking care of a city’s greatest resource: its people. From primary health care to water, sanitation, waste management and environmental sustainability, explore critical factors that propel a global city to becoming a healthy home for its citizens. What are the priorities for action in Lagos? And what commitments will get Lagos there?

For education to be relevant it must focus on the priorities of the future. And with constant advances in technology and industry value chains that cross more and more borders, no world-class education policy can function in isolation. What breakthroughs in education research and policy are supporting the best performers? What kind of enablers does the 21st century teacher need? What skills does the 21st century student desire? And what commitments will support Lagos on its journey?

Becoming a 21st century economy is an achievement that affects all sectors: from high tech to agriculture. It means boosting factors that affect jobs, the ease of doing business, increasing competitiveness, strengthening civic participation in governance, generating energy that supports 21st century activities, providing adequate housing, protecting both property rights as well as human rights. Where does Lagos want to go? And who are the actors making important commitments? Youth empowerment and gender parity are both barometers and critical enablers.

The unique character of every metropolis can be found in how its citizens entertain themselves. Explore activities that are close to the body, mind and soul of the city: film, music, dance, sports and more. Meet the pioneers whose creations are redefining how Lagos sees itself. Making Lagos a cherished home for its citizens and an obligatory destination for visitors.

Every world class city cherishes its most important asset: its people. Security and Governance is about protecting life, limb and property as well as the work to reach higher levels of rights and responsibilities in the Lagos of our dreams. What standards can Lagos aim for? How can Lagos get there? What role is there for each stakeholder?

Community Conversations

Community Conversations ensure that citizens have the opportunity to share priorities for the agenda of the

upcoming UPG 2019 Towards A Greater Lagos. From June 2019 onwards, Hosts provide spaces where citizens review the 5 Executive Priorities for Lagos and share their responses to questions that include:

How does this Priority affect my life and the lives of those around me?

What issues are currently missing and should be considered?

What kind of solutions are possible to some of the issues highlighted?

What can each of us do to be part of the solution?

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The comments, ideas, and recommendations influenced the design of the programme in November. Participants in official Community Conversations are regularly shortlisted for inclusion in upcoming activities.

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Why Participate?

In addition to adding your voice and learning from others: everyone who attends a Community Conversation has the chance to be selected by UPG to participate in additional activities, including a possible invitation to UPG2019 Towards A Greater Lagos. All official hosts of Community Conversations are invited to UPG 2019. Unofficial Hosts are also encouraged to bring citizens together in a positive way. If you would like to receive Conversation materials as an Unofficial Host, then please contact us.

Expert Consultations

Expert Consultations are small gatherings of selected experts to explore a specific thematic area and to contribute to the agenda of UPG 2019 in Lagos. These gatherings are by invitation only. From June 2019 onwards, Hosts provide spaces where experts review one of the 5 Executive Priorities for Lagos and share their responses to questions that include:

What are the most pertinent issues in this thematic area?

What specific questions must be asked and explored as part of the agenda in October?

What targets and ambitions can and should Lagos aspire to?

Who are some of the relevant expert voices, both local and international, that must be part of the conversation in October?

The comments, ideas, and recommendations influence the design of the programme in October.

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Explore the Road to Lagos Timeline

13 June 2019 - The Executive Launch of UPG 2019

The Executive Launch and Fundraiser is a special gathering that invites leaders and others to weigh in on the priorities for the November event and to participate in making commitments that help to deliver progress and impact. This gathering is by invitation only. Please contact us if you are interested.

With Special Thanks to: Brabus Blackpace Africa

17 June 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Lagos Island

This is the first Community Conversation takes place and this is the first opportunity for citizens to participate and begin to influence the agenda for the November gathering Towards A Greater Lagos. These first Lagosians who care are also the first in line for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Time: 6pm to 8pm (please arrive by 5:45pm for smooth entry and a prompt start)
Venue: Freedom Park
RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

25 July 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Eti-Osa

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Education and it is an opportunity for citizens to participate and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am (please arrive by 8:30 am for smooth entry and a prompt start)
Venue: Akande Dahunsi Memorial High School, Ikoyi, (opposite Osborne Foreshore Estate) Eti-Osa Zone
RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Host: Accounting Education and Research Services (ACCERS) 

30 July 2019 - UPG2019 Expert Consultation: Education

Time: 10am to 12pm

Expert Consultation on All Levels of Education.

Workshop style with each of 4 levels of Education in a different breakout room with different stakeholders.

Hosted by ACCERS

1 August 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Lagos Island

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Education and it is an opportunity for citizens to participate and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am (please arrive by 8:30 am for smooth entry and a prompt start)
Venue: Dolphin High School
RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Host: Accounting Education and Research Services (ACCERS) 

1 August 2019 - UPG2019 Expert Consultation: Health and Environment

This Expert Consultation on the Road to Lagos focuses on "Health and the Environment." This consultation brings together practitioners, with academics, with patients, families investors and more.

This gathering is by invitation only. If you are interested, please contact us.

Time: 11am. Session continues for 2 hours.
Venue: By Invitation Only
Host: Iyabo Aboaba, Freedom Park Lagos

Please join the conversation and post with #UPG2019 and #ForAGreaterLagos

15 August 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Epe

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Education and it is an opportunity for citizens to participate and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am (please arrive by 8:30 am for smooth entry and a prompt start)
Venue: Epe Grammar School
RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Host: Accounting Education and Research Services (ACCERS) 

29 August 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Mushin

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Education and it is an opportunity for citizens to participate and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (please arrive by 10:30 am for smooth entry and a prompt start)
Venue: Baale Waigbo's Palace. 45, Apesi Street
Mushin behind LUTH's Access Gate.

RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Host: Iyabo Aboaba COO, Freedom Park & Dr Funke Bolujoko, EliFiT Consult/ Former Public Health Adviser, WHO

5 September 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Bariga

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Health and Environment and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Community Conversation on Health & Environment

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Venue: 7 Aiyedun Street, off Odunsi Street, Bariga

RSVP: www.upglive.org/TAGlagos

Hosted by: Mrs Aboaba, COO Freedom Park & Chief Oloye Adebiyi, CDA Bariga Chairman

10 September 2019 - UPG2019 Expert Consultation: Agriculture and Nutrition

Expert Consultation on Agriculture and Nutrition

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Venue: Lekki Phase 1, Lagos 
Host: Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Ltd

12 September 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Ikeja

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Community Conversation on Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy

Date: 12 September 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Venue: Insight Publicis, 17/19 Oduduwa Street, Ikeja 

RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Hosted by: Insight Publicis

25 September 2019 - UPG2019 Expert Consultation: Health and Environment

This Expert Consultation on the Road to Lagos focuses on "Health and the Environment." This consultation brings together practitioners, with academics, with patients, families investors and more.

This gathering is by invitation only. If you are interested, please contact us.

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Venue: By Invitation Only
Hosted by: Impact Hub

Please join the conversation and post with #UPG2019 and #ForAGreaterLagos

27 September 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Yaba

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Education and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Community Conversation on Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy

Date: 27 September 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Venue: 7 Harvey road, Yaba

RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Hosted by: EduXtra

27 September 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - New York

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Education and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Community Conversation on all 6 Thematic Pillars

Date: 27 September 2019
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: New York

RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Hosted by: United People Global

1 October 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Washington D.C

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Education and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Community Conversation on all 6 Thematic Pillars

Date: 1 October 2019
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: Washington

RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Hosted by: United People Global

2 October 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Boston

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Education and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Community Conversation on all 6 Thematic Pillars

Date: 2 October 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Venue: Boston

RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Hosted by: The Harvard African Law Association

3 October 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Atlanta

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Education and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Community Conversation on all 6 Thematic Pillars

Date: 3 October 2019
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: Atlanta

RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Hosted by: United People Global

4 October 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Houston

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Education and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Community Conversation on all 6 Thematic Pillars

Date: 4 October 2019
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: Houston

RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Hosted by: United People Global

9 October 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Allen Avenue

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Education and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Community Conversation on Low-Cost Private Education

Date: Wednesday, 9th October 2019
Venue: Acceler8 Hub, 3 Musa Akor Close, Off Akin Osiyemi Street, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Time: 11: 00 am - 1:00 pm

RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Hosted by: SEED, Accelar8 Hub & W-Holistic Business Solutions

10 October 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - London

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Education and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Community Conversation on all 6 Thematic Pillars

Date: 10 October 2019
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: London

RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Hosted by: United People Global

14 October 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Geneva

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Education and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Community Conversation on all 6 Thematic Pillars

Date: 14 October 2019
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: Geneva

RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Hosted by: United People Global

29 October 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Yaba

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Education and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Community Conversation on Technology & Education

Date: Tuesday, 29th October 2019
Venue: Facebook Hub, 8 Montgomery Road, Sabo Yaba, Lagos
Time: 11: 00 am - 1:00 pm

RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Hosted by: EduXtra

31 October 2019 - UPG2019 Expert Consultation: Security

This Expert Consultation on the Road to Lagos focuses on "Security." This consultation brings together practitioners, with academics, with patients, families investors and more.

This gathering is by invitation only. If you are interested, please contact us.

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Venue: By Invitation Only
Hosted by: Virtual Nigeria

Please join the conversation and post with #UPG2019 and #ForAGreaterLagos

01 November 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Uyo

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on de-clustering Lagos and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Community Conversation on De-clustering Lagos

Date: Friday, 1st November 2019
Venue: The Root Hub, AKEES Plaza, IBB Ave, Uyo
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Hosted by: Purple Patch

4 November 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Ikoyi

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Security and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Community Conversation on Security

Date: Monday, 4th November 2019
Venue: Conference Hall, Police Hospital Falomo, Ikoyi
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Host: Komiyo Ehuwa(CitiAid Initiative)

RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Hosted by: EduXtra

5 November 2019 - UPG2019 Community Conversation - Victoria Island

This Community Conversation is open to all. The focus is on Entertainment & Sports and to influence the agenda for the November gathering, Towards A Greater Lagos. All participants are also eligible for additional opportunities on the Road to November.

Community Conversation on Entertainment & Sports

Date: Tuesday, 5th November 2019
Venue: Temple Management Company, 9, Abimbola Awoniyi Close, VI
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

RSVP: https://www.upglive.org/TAGLagos (first come, first served)

Hosted by: Temple Sports, Nigeria Athletics & Fela Oke

20 November 2019 - Day 1 of UPG 2019 in Lagos

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21 November 2019 - Day 2 of UPG 2019 in Lagos

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22 November 2019 - Day 3 of UPG 2019 in Lagos

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“UPG 2019 in Lagos presents a unique opportunity for those of us who care about making the world a better place to work together and make a big difference in a very special city.”

Yemi Babington-Ashaye.

President, United People Global

“UPG 2019 in Lagos presents a unique opportunity for those of us who care about making the world a better place to work together and make a big difference in a very special city.”

Yemi Babington-Ashaye.

President, United People Global

“UPG 2019 in Lagos presents a unique opportunity for those of us who care about making the world a better place to work together and make a big difference in a very special city.”

Yemi Babington-Ashaye.

President, United People Global

“UPG 2019 in Lagos presents a unique opportunity for those of us who care about making the world a better place to work together and make a big difference in a very special city.”

Yemi Babington-Ashaye.

President, United People Global

“UPG 2019 in Lagos presents a unique opportunity for those of us who care about making the world a better place to work together and make a big difference in a very special city.”

Yemi Babington-Ashaye.

President, United People Global

Road to Lagos: Hosts

Meet the wonderful organisations that are hosting activities on the “Road to Lagos”:

Meet the Advisory Board, UPG2019 Towards A Greater Lagos

Meet the wonderful people who love Lagos and whose counsel ensures that UPG 2019 creates positive impact.

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Paul O. Andrew

CEO, Blackpace
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Iyabo Aboaba

COO, Freedom Park
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Shamsuddeen Usman

CEO, Susman and Associates
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Foluso Phillips

Executive Chairman, Phillips Consulting Limited
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Japheth Omojuwa

Public Speaker
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Kolapo Lawson

Chairman, Agbara Estates
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Ndidi Nwuneli

Co-Founder of Sahel Consulting
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Chude Jideonwo

Journalist and Media Entrepreneur
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Mustafa Bello

Chairman, Invest-In-Northern Nigeria Limited
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Yeni Anikulapo Kuti

Managing Director, Africa Shrine
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Frank Aigbogun

Publisher and CEO, Business Day
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Olufemi Egbesola

President, Association of Small Business Owners of Nigeria
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Dalu Ajene

Deputy CEO, Rand Merchant Bank Nigeria
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Tendai Mhizha

CEO, Insight Publicis
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Sanusi Daggash

Nigerian Economist
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Funke Bolujoko

EliFiT Consult/ Former Public Health Adviser, WHO
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Morenike Babington-Ashaye

Founder and Executive Chairman, ACCERS
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Tanimu Yakubu

Non-Executive Chairman, Oando

Meet our Partners and Supporters!

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Participate! There are many ways to be part of UPG 2019 in Lagos

  • Subscribe for Updates about UPG 2019 in Lagos

  • Learn more about the Agenda

  • Become a Partner or a Supporter of UPG 2019

  • Learn more about Community Conversations

  • Learn more about the Expert Consultations

  • Explore the Road to Lagos Timeline

  • Meet Our Partners

  • Meet Our Advisory Board

  • Make a Donation: I want to make a one-time contribution to UPG2019!

  • Join UPG: Become a Member or a Champion

Thank you for your contributions
Towards A Greater Lagos!