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3,000 Participants Expected as Lagos Hosts Asis 2024

At least 3,000 development and sustainability leaders are expected from the continent when the Lagos Government hosts the 3rd Africa Social Impact Summit (ASIS). The summit is scheduled to be held from July 25 to 26. The Commissioner for Commerce, Cooperatives Trade, and Investment, Folashade Ambrose Medebem, announced this at a news conference on Friday.

She said Lagos would collaborate with Sterling One Foundation, the United Nations Nigeria, and other notable organisations to achieve transformation and multifaceted solutions to address challenges. Ambrose-Medebem said: “According to the United Nations (UN) Progress Report on Sustainable Development Goals, Special Edition 2023, more than half of the world is left behind; adding that progress on more than 50 per cent of the targets of the SDGs is weak and insufficient.

“We need to reverse this narrative; we need to mobilise people and organisations as critical partners towards achieving transformation.” According to her, ASIS will serve as a global platform for effective collaboration and alignment by critical players in Africa’s social development sector.

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