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The future of Nigeria in 2035

Participants to the Conference Bonn

Nigeria is a rising power in both the African continent and on the global stage. It is the most populated country in Africa and has the largest economy in the continent, yet Nigeria is host to more people living in extreme poverty than India. This context is a unique setting for international cooperation, at the same time both promising and challenging.

On 8-9 July 2019, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) organised a workshop to discuss the development of alternative scenarios for the development of Nigeria in 2035. During the workshop, experts were asked to take into account the assets Nigeria holds as well as the challenges it faces before offering an opinion.

Dr Obiora Ike, Executive Director of, attended the workshop that was held in Bonn (Germany) and emphasised the role of ethics in development that includes values and that balances the development of a country with the preservation of its nature and culture.