Reignite Public Affairs partners BusinessDay to host National Dialogue Series

Reignite Public Affairs, Nigeria’s first full service public affairs consultancy in partnership with West Africa’s leading business media group, BusinessDay Media, will be hosting Reignite Public Affairs National Dialogue Series (RPANDS).

The dialogue series is a knowledge-based policy dialogue series for collating refined submissions of thought leaders and stakeholders in order to promote dialogue on critical national issues to cause an aggregation of experts’ positions on national issues, influence policy formulation and implementation and ultimately determine a critical path for national development.

According to Franklyn Ginger-Eke, Executive Director/COO Reignite Public Affairs, as Nigeria marches towards her 60th Independence anniversary, there is a critical need to review her progress in key sectors such as education, health, agriculture, economy, security, infrastructure and governance that have the extreme potential to catalyze national development. This becomes even more strident in the post-COVID-19 era which demands fresh approach to old challenges.

Speaking on the partnership with BusinessDay, Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, Group Managing Director of CMC Connect (Perception Managers), described the partnership as a combination of two organisations with the shared values of promoting governance and socio economic development of Nigeria.

The COVID-19 pandemic, unarguably a major global health crisis, has further exposed the crisis within Nigeria’s education sector even as governments and educational institutions, including stakeholders struggle to adjust to a new normal in the face of uncertainties.

The theme of the inaugural edition of Reignite Public Affairs National Dialogue Series is: “Education: Navigating A New Normal”. It is slated for Tuesday July 7, 2020 via Zoom link channel at 2:00pm (WAT). The webinar will feature Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education as keynote speaker.

The webinar will be moderated by Mrs. Modupe Adefeso-Olateju – PhD, an education policy expert specialising in public-private partnerships in education. She is the Managing Director of The Education Partnership Centre (TEP Centre) and Programme Director of the LEARNigeria Citizen-Led Assessment, and Advocacy Programme will feature eminent panelists of federal lawmakers and other key stakeholders.

Key issues to be discussed during the webinar include the national education policy, developing and retaining talents, investments in education infrastructure, and opportunities in the education system, the dynamics between public schools and private schools, funding imperatives, technology and legislative framework. It will afford policy makers and stakeholders opportunity for critical feedback.


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