REPORT OF THE SDG 7 MEETING HELD ON 18TH MAY, 2022
The meeting started at 2:18 pm with five (5) members in attendance. Engr said the opening prayer. Olasehinde. He was then, followed by the coordinator’s opening remark. He appreciated the members in attendance, reeled out the goals before them, and stated the agenda of the meeting as he declared the meeting open.
Programs for the Year 2022
Prof. Ojediran emphasized the importance of SDG7 and how we could contribute as a member. He suggested setting our focus on two (2) goals; advocacy of the public on energy efficiency and proper management practices as well as the development of biomass bricketing for domestic use. To further support Prof Ojediran position, Dr. Aliyu campaigned for the validation of biomass bracketing before optimizing for domestic use. He also added that the Hydropower generation from the Landmark
university dam could be exploited for energy users within the community and Omu Aran environs. Another initiative suggested demonstrating our commitment to Clean and affordable energy was the installation of solar energy or panel to some strategic buildings within the university. Lastly, he talked on collaboration with other agencies or institutions championing SDG 7. Engr. Okoji proposed scaling up already published works on renewable energy so that the community could benefit, and as such encouraged other researchers in that field.
The meeting agreed to host a webinar on the renewable and affordable energy in a time to be disclosed in our next meeting. An international guest would be sought to ensure good visibility.
In the meeting, Engr Olasehinde suggested inclusion of postgraduate students as members of various SDG groups. He stressed that it would enhance the effort of the university and ensured active participation.
The meeting agreed to meet twice in a month; the meeting day would be on Tuesday between 2- 3pm. Further consultation was proposed to be sought before finalizing on the meeting time.
Appointment of Secretary
The meeting nominated Engr Olasehinde from the Department of Agricultural and Biosystem engineering to be the new secretary of SDG 7.
Closing remark was said by the coordinator who thanked all the members in attendance; six (6) members at the time of closing. The meeting ended at 3:06 pm. The closing prayer was said by Dr. A. E. Taiwo, followed by the group photograph at the SDG 7 stand (attached to this report).
Members in attendance:
Dr. A. E. Taiwo
Dr. I. Okoji
Dr. Olayomi Falowo
Coordinator (SDG 7)
Dr. A. O. Falowo