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Savannah Centre eyes global intellect resource hub

Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD)
Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD)

Prominent Nigerian scholars and researchers drawn from the academia, media and related fields have teamed up with some renowned diplomats in a project that will chronicle the legacies of Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari with the aim of making it a resource portal of global relevance.

The project is to be led by Strategic Facilitations International Ltd in conjunction with Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD).

A major step towards the commencement of the project was taken at the weekend in Abuja with the signing of a substantive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Strategic Facilitations International Ltd and Savannah Centre.

The Savannah Centre, founded by Prof. Gambari promotes research, advocacy training and policy analysis in the areas of conflict prevention, management, democracy and sustainable development in Nigeria, Africa and the world in general.

The project would ensure the digitization and digitalization of the speeches, books and all of Prof Gambari’s intellectual works and the establishment of a state of the art e-library as a resource pool for research and other purposes. The portal would be linked to other global research centres with similar objectives.

Prof. Gambari, a renowned non-academic diplomat, has held several positions in the United Nations, including the President of UNICEF and being the UN Under Secretary-General and the first Special Adviser on Africa to the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

Giving details, Ambassador Aminu Wisdom, former Nigerian Principal Representative to ECOWAS said, the project which predates the appointment of Prof Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Buhari is intended to relive the culture that preserves positive strides in the form of legacies of great individuals in the country.


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