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Date: April 24, 2015

External Consultant Dr. Sanusi Ohiare writes in Leadership Newspaper.

One of the External Consultants of SPIDER Solutions Nigeria, Dr. Sanusi Ohiare (pictured left)sanusi-ohiare-phd has written an article in Leadership Newspaper . The article titled “Rural Electrification: Agenda for Incoming Government” presents an overview of the rural electrification situation in Nigeria and suggests strategies that may be adopted by the incoming government to increase electricity access in Nigeria. The full article may be accessed here

Date: April 17, 2015

Director of Research Contributes to Passerelles

A short article titled “Impact of improving the quality of regional road infrastructure on intra-regional trade in ECOWAS”, written by the Director of Research of SPIDER Solutions Nigeria, Mr. Uduak Akpan has appeared on Passerelles, Vol. 16, no. 2., February, 2015 – a publication (in French) of the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development. The full issue of the Publication may be accessed here

Date: January 22, 2015

Director of Research publishes in African Development Review

The Director of Research of SPIDER Solutions Nigeria Mr Uduak S. Akpan has published in one of the leading journals in African Development – African Development Review. The article titled “Impact of Regional Road Infrastructure Improvement on Intra-Regional Trade in ECOWAS” explores how improvement in road quality of the Dakar-Lagos highway will promote intra‐regional trade in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) sub-region. The article touched important themes in African Development namely, infrastructure, intra-regional trade, and regional integration. The bibliographic details of the article are:
Akpan, U. (2014) Impact of Regional Road Infrastructure Improvement on Intra-Regional Trade in ECOWAS. African Development Review, 26 (S1) 64-70. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8268.12093
The African Development Review is published by the African Development Bank and John Wiley.

Date: August 28, 2013

External Consultant to present at 2013 IEEE GHTC

TA study titled “A Sustainable Approach to Municipal Solid Waste Management in Southern Nigeria” conducted by Mr. Ye-obong Udoakah in collaboration with the Mr. Uduak Akpan has been accepted for presentation at the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineeers (IEEE) Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) which will take place on October 20 – 23, 2013, in Silicon Valley – San Jose, California USA..

Date: July 27, 2013

SPIDER Solutions report to be published in Energy and Sustainable Development Journal

The management of SPIDER Solutions Nigeria is delighted to announce that the report of the survey to ascertain the impact of rural electrification on rural micro-enterprises in Niger-Delta, Nigeria has been accepted for publication in Energy for Sustainable Development (ESD). ESD is a is a journal for decision makers, managers, consultants, policy makers, planners and researchers in both government and non-government organizations published on behalf of the International Energy Initiative by Elsevier. Already the online version of the article has been placed in journal’s website.

Date: June 21, 2013

SPIDER Solutions article to be presented in the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers (IEEE) African Conference in September

The collaboration between the SPIDER Solutions Nigeria team and its external consultants is beginning to yield results. The latest in the series is that the article “Electricity Access in Nigeria: Viability of Off-Grid Photovoltaic System” is been accepted for presentation at the Institute for Electrical Electronics Engineers (IEEE) African Conference be hosted in the paradise island of Mauritius from 9 – 12 September 2013.