Etisalat And Praxis Come Together To Host Sustainable Conversations



Nigeria’s telecommunications service provider, Etisalat, and ThistlePraxis Consulting have come together for the fourth edition of the thought leadership session, Sustainable Conversations which will take place on February 8.

Sustainable Conversations is a quarterly thought leadership breakfast series that focuses on policy formation, and private/public synergies in the attainment of development for Nigeria.

This quarter’s theme discussion is “Education: Building Viable Frameworks for Sustainability,” and would feature Prof Pai Obanya as Lead Discussant.

Enitan Denloye, director, Brands and Communications, Etisalat Nigeria, said the company is pleased to support this initiative because as it addresses  critical sectors that require urgent attention and intervention.

“Etisalat is throwing its weight behind this initiative because it would help address the critical needs of education via intellectual and analytical discussions that would point the way forward, assisting those who can and would want to intervene to know where to channel their resources to the benefit of the education sector,” he said.

Ini Onuk, lead consultant/CEO of ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited, said the quarterly thought leadership is focusing on education because economies across Africa recorded weak investment in education in the 1980s and this has had a negative impacted on the quality of education and the infrastructure needed to sustain knowledge.

“Reversing this trend and investing in Africa’s people point to a central nexus: redevelopment in Africa’s higher education sector. If Nigeria must move out of its current situation, the private sector must support through the funding of intellectual research and inventions, and be a source for collaboration and sustainable partnerships.” She said.

The renowned international education strategist is currently Chairman of Council of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). Dr. Modupe Olateju, CEO, The Education Partnership Centre (TEP Centre) will be moderating the discussion, while other discussants include: Chrystina Russell, Chief Academic Officer, Kepler; Prof. Ngozi Osarenren, Professor of Counseling and Psychology, University of Lagos and Misan Rewane, Chief Executive, West Africa Vocational Education.