Alumni-led Sustainable Development Goals Events Mark IDS’ 50th Anniversary

Published on 5 May 2016

IDS Alumni Ambassadors from across the global south have been holding events around the Sustainable Development Goals to mark IDS’ 50th year.

Some of the attendees at the IDS Alumni event in Kenya (Photo credit: Collins Aseka)

From Kenya to Nepal, Mexico and Tanazania, each event has a shared discussion theme: How can low-middle income countries respond effectively to the Sustainable Development Goals and are there knowledge gaps and research capacity issues that need to be addressed? 

Alumni Ambassadors have been convening notable speakers from national government representatives to prominent INGOs, as well as large numbers of attendees from IDS’ alumni network.

Overall there are 10 events (full list below), with four completed and six yet to come. The events are all leading up to the highlight of IDS’ 50th anniversary year – the States, Markets and Society conference in July – where five of the Alumni Ambassadors will lead a discussion to share their findings with conference delegates, including academics, policy makers, government officials and donor agencies.

Upcoming Events

  • 8 May, Ghana Alumni Ambassador: Ronald Adamtey
  • 13 May, São Paulo, Brazil (in partnership with CEBRAP) Alumni Ambassador: James Allen
  • 2 June, Abuja, Nigeria Alumni Ambassador: Maureen Onyeiwu

Other IDS alumni events with dates yet to be confirmed will be taking place in Myanmar and Nigeria and later in the year in Bangladesh.

Past Events

Key contacts

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Fran Seballos

Global Partnerships and Alumni Officer


+44 (0)1273 915783