Nigeria Kaduna State Commissioner's Perspectives

During the 2019 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) week, the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) of the Earth Institute, Columbia University partnered with various schools and organizations to discuss topics surrounding gender, as well as data usage for sustainable development goals, as a side conversation to Sustainable Development Solutions Network's International Conference on Sustainable Development.

On the gender front, CSD partnered with Barnard College's She's The First chapter co-hosted Gender in Culture, Cities and Communities.

On data usage, CSD partnered with School of Public and International Affairs (SIPA)'s Master of Public Administration in Development Practice (Development Practice Seminar Series) and SIPA's Pan-African Network - to co-host an event on data usage for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation in Kaduna State of Nigeria.

We are honored to share reflections and perspectives from Commissioner Balaraba Aliyu-Inuwa (Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructure of Kaduna State, Nigeria) on the gender landscape in her state through her personal and professional experiences, as well as her sharing on the data usage for SDGs.

She is the first woman to be appointed to her current Commissioner role in Kaduna State. With a development practitioner background, she has previously served as Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport, as well as for Rural and Community Development of Kaduna State.

She coordinated and designed the delivery of Kaduna Rural Development Program, and has worked as an Education Specialist and Deputy Programme Director for the Earth Institute at Columbia University on the Nigeria MDG Scape up Programe based in Abuja.

Thank you Commissioner for your ongoing collaboration and support for our ideas and discussions!

Please CLICK HERE for the video of her interview on gender.

Please CLICK HERE for the video of her interview on data usage.

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