The Annual LAPO Development Forum was initiated in 1994 as a response to the growing need for a platform to address the challenges of poverty, inequality, and sustainable development in Nigeria. The forum brings together experts, policymakers, and stakeholders to share knowledge, ideas, and solutions to promote inclusive and sustainable development.

The 31st edition of the Annual LAPO Development Forum, 2024, aims to delve into the paradox of poverty amidst wealth in Nigeria. The average Nigerian is a poor man. Nigeria is a nation of riches and poverty, wealth in the hands of few and extreme/abject poverty at the doorsteps of many. The divergence between Nigeria’s economic indicators, macroeconomic variables and the reality is a source of concern. The reality is that people die because they cannot afford three square meals a day as well as access basic public healthcare. As strange as this may sound, this goes on side-by-side with ostentatious display of wealth by the privileged few. This forum seeks to explore the underlying issues and various perspectives surrounding this complex phenomenon.

  • Analyze the Poverty Dynamics in Nigeria
  • Exploring Structural Challenges: 
  • Explore Policy Failures
  • Promote Inclusive Development
  • Address Structural Inequities
  • Engagement with Stakeholders
  • Foster Sustainable Solutions
  • Raise Awareness and Advocacy
  • Enhanced understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of poverty in Nigeria.
  • Identification of actionable strategies and policy recommendations to address poverty and promote inclusive development.
  • Strengthened partnerships and collaborations among stakeholders for effective poverty alleviation initiatives.
  • Increased public awareness and advocacy for sustainable development goals and poverty eradication.
  • Contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria

By sponsoring the Annual LAPO Development Forum, you will:

  • Demonstrate your commitment to sustainable development and social justice
  • Contribute to the empowerment of marginalized communities
  • Influence policy and practice changes in support of inclusive development
  • Enhance your brand reputation and visibility among stakeholders
  • Network with experts, policymakers, and stakeholders in the development sector
  • Support the UN Sustainable Development Goals: By sponsoring the forum, you will be supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including:
  • No Poverty (SDG 1)
  • Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3)
  • Quality Education (SDG 4)
  • Gender Equality (SDG 5)
  • Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6)
  • Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7)
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8)
  • Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (SDG 9)
  • Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10)
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11)
  • Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12)
  • Climate Action (SDG 13)
  • Life Below Water (SDG 14)
  • Life On Land (SDG 15)
  • Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions (SDG 16)
  • Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17)

We offer various sponsorship packages to suit your organization’s goals and objectives.

1. Platinum Sponsor (N5,000,000):

  • Exhibition booth and branding opportunities
  • Complimentary registration for 5 delegates
  • Recognition in marketing materials and media coverage

2. Gold Sponsor (N3,000,000):

  • Complimentary registration for 3 delegates
  • Recognition in marketing materials and media coverage

3. Silver Sponsor (N2,000,000):

  • Complimentary registration for 2 delegates
  • Networking opportunities with stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Enhanced brand reputation and visibility among development stakeholders
  • Opportunities for media coverage and publicity.

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Honestus Ayobami Obadiora PhD                         
Executive Director          
Tel: 0806 6981901 

James-Wisdom Abhulimen D.Sc                          Rosemary Okwuobi
Head, Programme & Communications           Manager, Health & Special Projects
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