International Governance Conference



The United Nations Millennium Declaration of 2000 acknowledged participatory governance as a prerequisite for development and poverty eradication. This realization was based on a long history of miss-governance leading to collapse of institutions and states across the globe. Good governance advocates for enhancement of personal freedoms, human rights, stakeholder engagement and accountability. All these are critical in providing the stability needed for long term sustainable development. To attain inclusive and sustainable development, leaders must embrace good governance practices and put in place effective institutions and systems that are responsive to
public needs. This would enable institutions to meet the needs of the present without compromising their ability to sustain future development needs and objectives.

It is against this background that the Institute finds it appropriate to decipher critical issues that would possibly
spur discussions and sharing of ideas with a view to shaping a new governance agenda for sustainability.

Areas of Focus

1. Sustainability Reporting: Global Perspective
2. Board Talent Development
3. Executive Pay: Remuneration Committee
4. Developing Authentic Leadership Styles
5. Millennial Governance Leaders
6. Effective Stakeholder Engagement
7. Governing Cyber Security Risks
8. Board Dynamics: Board Conflicts
9. Board Independence: The Case of State Corporations
10. Convergence of Corporate Governance Codes & Standards: Case Studies for Africa