Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo will on Wednesday declare open a two day “Development Partners summit” organised by Ondo State Government.
The summit cum investment forum tagged “Develop Ondo 2018″is being put together by the State’s Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning in partnership with the Ministry of Education.
The Development Partners Summit holding at the International Center for Culture and Event (The Dome), Igbatoro road, Akure will attract key players in the private sector for the realization of the economic growth and development objectives of the State.
The 2-day programme with the theme “Partnership for Progress” will primarily focus on three thematic areas : namely Economy, Infrastructure, and Social Investment.
Panelists at the technical sessions of the Summit are : Mr. Rachid Benmessaoud, Country Director, World Bnak Nigeria , Mr. Ebirama FAAL, Country Director, AFDB, Mrs. Debbie Palmer, Head of DFID Nigeria, Mr. Mohammed Fall, Country Director, UNICEF Nigeria, Mr. Stephen M. Haykin, Country Director USAID , Dr. Samuel Bwalya, Country Director, UNDP, Mr. Paul Basinga, Country Director, Bill & Melinda Gate, Prof. Ms Hassana Alidou, Country Director, UNESCO and others.
Participants at the summit include Regional and International Development Partners, Donor Agencies, Trade Missions of Embasses in Nigeria, Relevant Ministries, Departments & Agencies (MDAs) at the Federal level and Financial Institutions.
Others are International Oil Companies (IOCs), Conglomerates, High net worth individuals / Philanthropists, Ondo Indigenes in Diaspora, Youth groups, Women groups, Community Based Organizations and Traditional rulers.