Urbanisation Research Nigeria (URN) Conference

Nigeria has a long history of urbanisation and urban development that distinguishes it from other sub-Saharan African countries, and influences the trajectory of its contemporary urban transition. Urbanisation Research Nigeria (URN) is a five year (2013-18) urban research programme funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) that delivers research on urbanisation, urban development and the provision of infrastructure. Findings are intended to contribute to the knowledge and evidence base for better urbanisation strategy, urban policy, and urban programming and management in Nigeria.

The primary purpose of the conference is to present and discuss the URN’s research results and their implications for urban policy and management in Nigeria. The conference is also an opportunity to gather leading researchers, policy makers, government officials, development partners and NGOs to consider the overriding necessity and real opportunities for urban reforms in Nigeria that can enable more inclusive, productive, and integrated cities and towns.

The conference is organised with the support of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing.

Conference Details:

Conference Venue: Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Centre, Abuja, Nigeria

Day 1: Monday, March 12, 2018 | 09:00 am – 17:00 pm

Day 2: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 10:00 am – 17:00 pm

The conference is free to attend, but you need to register on Eventbrite.