July 14, 2024
International Science Council selects Prof. Hilary Inyang as Reviewer of 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: Distinguished Prof Hilary I. Inyang to speak on Climate Change Induced Hazards and Framing of Adaptations in Developing Nations
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By Eyo Nsima
International Science Council, ISC, the only international non-governmental organization bringing together the natural and social sciences and largest global science organization, has selected Prof. Hilary Inyang, to review the draft of its 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report.

According to report obtained from its website, “the vision of the organisation is science as a global public good. Scientific knowledge, data and expertise must be universally accessible and its benefits universally shared.

“The Council convenes the scientific expertise and resources needed to lead on catalysing, incubating and coordinating impactful international action on issues of major scientific and public importance. The Council’s Action Plan forms a practical framework for the ISC’s work until the end of 2024, and to work towards our vision of science as a global public good.

“With a broad range of co-sponsored international research programmes, networks and committees, the Council’s activities span a broad range of issues, from global  sustainability, poverty, urban health and wellbeing and disaster risk reduction, to data, observing systems and science advice to governments.”

However, in a telephone interview with The Daily, www.thedaily-ng.com, Professor Inyang, confirmed the nominaton, said he remains committed to doing his best in reviewing the very important Report, expected to make lasting impact in many countries around the world.

Prof. Inyang is the Visiting International Research Fellow, Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA), HSRC, Pretoria, South Africa; Visiting Professor of Geoenvironmental Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), Mumbai, India; and President, Global Institute for Sustainable Development, Advanced Analyses and Design (GISDAAD), Concord, NC, USA.

He is a member of the Education Caucus of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and served for two terms (1997-2001) as Chair of the Science Advisory Board (Engineering Committee) of USEPA in Washington DC, USA.

He is also the former Duke Energy Distinguished Professor and Director of the Global Institute of Energy and Environmental Systems of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA: former DuPont Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science and Director of CEEST, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA, former President of the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria, and former Vice Chancellor of the Botswana International University of Science and Technology.

He chaired the Steering Committee of the Africa Science Plans under the auspices of the International Council for Science, UNESCO and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Currently, he is a UNESCO Consultant on Water Security and Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), Mumbai, India.

He has authored several research proposals and won research grants from several agencies including the US National Research Foundation, Sandia National Laboratories (USA), General Electric Corporation, US Environmental Protection Agency, and the African Development Bank.

He has won more than 20 professional prizes and is a former AAAS/USEPA Environmental Science and Engineering Fellow, US National Research Council Young Investigator and Eisenhower/Randolph Fellow.

He has authored about 275 publications and served on 29 journal editorial boards. He won the 2013 Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) in science and technology and is a Fellow of both the African Academy of Science and the Geological Society of London. He is also a Proost Poet.

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