Workshop 15
Climate Change and Energy, Space and Oceans

  • DATE
    February 2, 2017
  • Venue
    National Space Research & Development Agency – NASRDA
    Abuja, Nigeria

A dialogue towards establishing a new research agenda on Data Science, Climate Change, Space and Oceans to be centered on the Atlantic, together with the potential development of an Azores International Research Center (i.e., AIR Center), has been prepared by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation, FCT, through a series of high level research workshops to discuss multilateral scientific cooperation through an integrative approach benefitting from the unique environment offered by the Azores and the Atlantic.

On February 2nd, 2017, Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology, and Higher Education, Portugal, led a series of visits and meetings to different reference Science & Technology institutions in Abuja, Nigeria. During these meetings, the Atlantic Interactions agenda was presented to the nigerian scientific community and the potential areas of interest and collaboration were discussed.


    • National Space Research & Development Agency – NASRDA
    • Visit to National Biotechnology Development Agency – NABDA
    Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Nigeria

    Ibiam Obasy Special Assistant to the Minister for Science and Technology, Nigeria

    Ekanem Udoh Director of Science and Technology Promotion, Nigeria

    Ibrahim Suleiman Director of Planning and Policy Analysis, Nigeria

    Hussaini Doko Ibrahim Director-General of Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Nigeria

    Thomas Sunday Director-General of Sheda Science and Technology Complex, Nigeria

    Eli Jidere Bala Director-General of Energy Commission of Nigeria

    Mohammed Sani Haruna Vice-Chairman of Nationall Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, Nigeria

    Mohammed Jibrin Director-General of National Board for Technology Incubation, Nigeria 

    Dan-Azumi Ibrahim Director-General of National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion, Nigeria

    Serdu Mohammed Director of National Space Research and Development agency, Nigeria

    Lucy Ogbadu Director General of National Biotechnology Development Agency, Nigeria

    Manuel Heitor Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal

    Pedro Rodrigues da Silva Portuguese Ambassador in Nigeria

    António Cunha President of the Portuguese Universities Rector’s Council, Portugal

    Nuno Mangas President of Coordinator Council of Polytechnic institutes, Portugal

    João Sobrinho Teixeira President of Bragança Polytechnic institute, Portugal

    Rosalia Vargas President of National Agency Ciencia Viva, Portugal

    Susana Catita Adviser to the Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal