Renowned African scholar, Dr Olawale Emmanuel Olayide of the Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan, Nigeria has launched an initiative called IMAGES (Interconnections for Making Africa Great and Sustainable).
The initiative was launched on 13 May 2017 during the plenary session of vision factory of the Interconnections Conference 2017 co-hosted by the German Development Institute and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Bonn, Germany. The conference coincided with the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.
The IMAGES initiative proposes an alignment of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa’s Agenda 2063 through an implementation framework based on the core principles of Research, Analysis, Results, Actions and Review (RARAR).
Dr Olayide foresees the transformation African economies through IMAGES.