2020 MDP Summit FAQs

  • Where will the 2020 MDP Summit take place?
  • This year we will meet at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Center for Sustainable Development (CESDEV) will co-host the 2020 MDP Summit
  • The MDP Summit venue will be at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • Who is invited to the 2020 MDP Summit?
  • MDP Faculty Directors
  • MDP high level administrators (e.g., Deans, Provosts, Rectors)
  • Guest faculty members (MDP or non-MDP such as SDSN members)
  • MDP Students and Alumni
  • Actual or Potential Employers of MDP students
  • When should I arrive?
  • Monday, June 1.  We will have a meeting of the Academic Steering Committee (ASC) members.  ASC members should plan to attend.
  • The official start of the 2020 MDP Summit is Tuesday, June 2nd at 8:00AM.
  • Which airport in Nigeria should I fly to?
  • Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Please note that RT transportation (from Lagos to the conference venue in Ibadan)  will be available only for those who fly to Lagos.
  • How should I get from Lagos to Ibadan, Nigeria?
  • Transportation will be provided by the University of Ibadan.
  • Those who fly to any other airport must arrange you own transporation to Lagos
  • It is about a 3 hours drive between Lagos and Ibadan.
  • Where will I stay in Ibadan?
  • TBD
  • What if I can only attend part of the 2020 MDP Summit?
  • We highly encourage you to attend the full MDP Summit.
  • The registration fee does not cover the full cost of each person’s attendance.  Therefore the registration fee will not be pro-rated.
  • What is the Field Site Visit?
  • TBD
  • What are the Visa/Passport/Vaccination requirements I should complete before travelling to Nigeria, Africa?
  • Visa/Passport/Vaccination requirements to enter Nigeria vary for every country.  Please contact your embassy with ample time to make sure you have completed the requirements before your departure.
  • Visit http://www.worldtravelguide.net/  for a general overview of these requirements
  • It is highly recommended to apply for a visa as soon as possible.  The University of Ibadan and the MDP Secretariat will help facilitate invitation letters are your request.  Please contact Lucia Rodriguez (lucia.rodriguez@unsdsn.org), if you would need an invitation letter.
  • What should I wear to the MDP Summit?
  • Business casual is the attire of the MDP Summit.  More formal summer wear for the MDP Summit dinner sponsored by the University of Ibadan.

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