Top Sustainability Challenges

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Climate change, a top priority in Europe. What is Africa’s? Poverty? Unemployment? Or What? #climateaction #climatechange #africa #sdgs

A friend, Moffat Ekoriko, British journalist and Publisher of NewsAfrica, responds as follows.

Africa’s priority is poverty. Unemployment is merely one of the symptoms of poverty. Poverty is not just a state of lack but the absence of socio economic opportunities for the citizen to realise his full potential. Poverty in Africa means there are no opportunities in education. This leads to illiteracy and under utilisation of the capability of the individual. Poverty means the absence of health services leading to poor quality of life and reduction in life expectancy. Lack of economic opportunities result in unemployment. The challenge for Africa is to banish poverty by creating opportunities for every citizen to realise his potential.

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Pius Ughakpoteni

Currently a doctoral candidate at Business School Lausanne, Pius is an adept Ex-Journalist-turned-Public Relations, Management and Futuristic Sustainability Leadership Practitioner-Researcher. Passionate about continuous professional development, Pius earned three Master’s degrees from three universities in England in six years. These are: Master of Science in Business and Management Research from Henley Business School at University of Reading (2017); Master of Business Administration in Leadership and Sustainability from the University of Cumbria (2014) as well as Master of Arts in Leading Innovation and Change from York St John University (2013). He got a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management from the University of Calabar in 1991. The following year, he began his working career as a Management Assistant. Two years later, he veered into Journalism as a Researcher/Reporter at Nigeria’s THISDAY newspaper. Pius worked on the Business, Energy and Politics desks in several newspapers, and eventually became Associate Editor of Leadership newspaper before he joined the public service. Since 2004, he has risen from Senior Manager position to Assistant Director at the Niger Delta Development Commission, an organisation set up by an Act of the Nigerian parliament to facilitate the sustainable development of the country’s Niger Delta region. Pius's areas of expertise include: Writing, Research, Public Relations, Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement. His research interests lie at the intersection of leadership, sustainability, innovation, change and strategy implementation. He is fascinated by collaboration and constructive engagement for change as well as by questions around how to work with top executives to advance corporate sustainability performance for the good of all.

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