As we approach the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, join us for a lecture and interactive discussion with H.E. Muhammad-Bande on the role of education institutions in inspiring young people to discover their unique potential in the face of multiple challenges in today's world.
The power of youth is an extension of their access to education and how we are able to empower them as agents of change towards greater peace and security through conflict prevention, poverty eradication, and inclusion.
His Excellency Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande has had an outstanding career as a scholar and diplomat. He received a BSc (Political Science) from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria (1979); an MA (Political Science) from Boston University, United States of America (1981); and a PhD (Political Science) from the University of Toronto, Canada (1987).
He has served as Director-General of Le Centre Africain de Formation et de Recherche Administratives pour le Développement (CAFRAD) in Morocco and of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in Nigeria.
As Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Professor Muhammad-Bande served as Vice-President of the 71st session of the General Assembly and was active in several forums, including as Chair of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations (C34), Member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre, and Chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Group.
Professor Muhammad-Bande was an assessor for the National Merit Award (Nigeria) and for professorial positions in universities. He has won merit awards and honours from institutions and governments, including the Governments of the United States of America and China. Most notably, he was named Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), one of Nigeria’s highest national honours.