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Theme: Re-imagining The Future

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October 21, 2023
Gusau, Zamfara

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Command Guest Inn Hall
Unguwar Gwaza Kaura Road
Gusau, Zamfara, 880001
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Abdulmalik Gajam

Abdulmalik Abubakar Gajam, hailing from Gusau in Zamfara State, is a notable figure in both the business and political spheres. He currently holds the esteemed position of Commissioner for the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning in Zamfara State. His educational journey includes earning a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology and Business Information System from the prestigious Middlesex University in Dubai and completing his MBA at Nile University in Abuja, Nigeria. Before venturing into politics, Abdulmalik Gajam achieved success as a businessman in various sectors, including Real Estate, International marketing, and Agriculture. He managed his own companies, including Habigamo Solutions In Ltd, Intellum Bureau de Change, and Tug Luxury Living Ltd. Additionally, as the founder of Youth Liaison Motivity, an organization dedicated to empowering and enlightening young people about politics and inclusiveness, Abdulmalik Gajam is deeply committed to serving humanity.

Mustapha Shehu

Dr. Mustapha Shehu is a distinguished graduate in Computer Science, having earned his MSc in Educational Innovations Tech. His academic journey culminated in a PhD specializing in Gender and Vocational Skills. A proud member of the British Chartered Institute of IT, England, he furthered his leadership prowess through the Leading Change Programme at the London Business School and currently holds the position of Student Fellow for Executing Strategy for Results at Harvard University and London Business School for 2023/2024.As the Katsina State Project Coordinator at AGILE/World Bank. Dr. Shehu spearheads the transformative Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowering (AGILE) Project. Boasting over 13 years of public sector expertise, with a focus on education planning, monitoring, evaluation, and information technology, he has successfully executed diverse developmental projects spanning education, health, and agriculture. Dr. Mustapha Shehu is driven by a deep passion and unwavering commitment to empower girls and women, championing their access to quality education and skills development as a catalyst for social and economic transformation in Nigeria.

Usman Muhammad

Usman Muhammad is currently a Doctoral Researcher on Sustainability at the Centre for Global Sustainability Studies, University Sains Malaysia. He is also Coordinator for Africa at the United Nations University's Regional Center of Expertise -Global RCE Youth Network; he is also Founder and Executive Director at the Centre for Renewable Energy and Action on Climate Change an NGO. He has initiated several programs that address myriads of problems in his community. Mr Muhammad has been in several fellowship programs such as the 2021 Global Schools Advocate at UNSDSN; Ambassador, Global Youth Climate Change Network; Fellow, NextGenLead, an Oikos International and Swissnex Brazil initiative for Sustainability and Responsible Leadership; Global SDGs Talent, UNLEASH Innovation Lab for Sustainable Development Goals; Coalition WILD Ambassador, Coalition-WILD, at Wild Foundation; New Leader for Tomorrow, Crans Montana Forum; Global Young Leader, Caux Dialogue on Land and Security, Caux; an Associate Fellow, Royal Commonwealth Society; Fellow, Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, US Government program. He wrote and delivered several papers on climate change, Post2015 Agenda, sustainability and renewable energy within and outside his country. He has BS in Economics from prestigious Ahmad Bello University Zaria; Ms in Education for Sustainability at the London South Bank University under Africa Commonwealth Scholars Program. He also had certificates from Global Institutes.

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Gusau, Nigeria