Partnership for International Development: Finland-Nigeria Conference on Climate, Food, Health and Entrepreneurship

Dele Raheem, Oluwatoyin B. Oluwole, Leena Faven, Frank A. Orji, Mikko Junttila, Egidija Rainosalo, Sulaimon B. Kosoko, Adeola Olukosi, Seppo Vainio, Abiodun A. Olapade, Michael P. Okoh, Oyedele M. Oyeku

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Abstract

A joint collaboration between the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, Finland and the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi, Lagos, Nigeria was organised as a hybrid conference on several topics that are related to climate, food, health and entrepreneurship. The utilisation of natural resources in both regions is an important theme in meeting the sustainable development goals agenda. The topics discussed were multidisciplinary, they include Nigerian indigenous foods, bioeconomy, circular economy, nutrition, health, innovation and entrepreneurship under four themes (Climate, Food, Health and Entrepreneurship). There were dignitaries from Finland and Nigeria. The presenters are researchers from Nigerian universities (University of Ibadan, University of Abuja and Eko university, Lagos), Nigerian Federal Institute of Industrial research centre and from the Finnish side we have the university of Lapland, Rovaniemi, University of Oulu, Oulu and the Centria University of Applied Sciences, Kokkola. The topics discussed will serve as training materials for students and learners, the discussion focussed on research opportunities for institutions in both countries. The experts from both countries will continue to dialogue on the possibility of promoting common topics as research agenda in these important areas with the possibilities of creating more jobs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3375
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Bioeconomy
  • Circular solutions
  • Food entrepreneurs
  • Innovation
  • Microbes
  • Phytomedicine
  • Processing
  • Sustainability
  • Underutilized crops

Field of science

  • Food science

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