Family and Consumer Sciences Society of Nigeria (FACSSON) 10th Annual Conference & Anniversary (Virtual and Physical Conference)
Theme: Advocating Sustainable Consumer Sciences amidst Global Challenges
Venue: Ajose Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife
Date: 7-10 November, 2021
Issues on consumer sciences as well as associated disciplines, demand greater attention and necessary actions in this uncertain age. Stability in the family, economy, and professional development are germane for health sustainability and affordable living. Teaching and practices in Consumer Sciences are also experiencing changes over the years. Studies addressing Sustainable Development Goals as climate action and the environment, food security, inclusive health, and application of artificial intelligence/nanotechnology to Consumer Sciences and family well-being are welcome.
What are the roles of Consumer Sciences in building a stronger future generation and sustaining a better environment? What are the recent developments in Consumer Sciences (teaching, research, and community development)? How are other disciplines advancing the field of Consumer Sciences? Experts in relevant fields will be gathering together to foster innovations and new approaches.
- Family dynamics and change amidst global challenges
- Resource management
- Foods, nutrition, and dietetics
- Hospitality management and tourism
- Clothing, fashion, and textile production
- Agriculture and food production
- Teaching, vocational and technical education
- Consumer education, consumer rights and behaviours
- Policy issues with consumer sciences
- Information and communication technology
- Housing and interior decoration
- Gender studies/Persons with special needs
- Unemployment, COVID-19 pandemic, insecurity, violence, and other relevant topics.
- Conference registration (Physical): ₦20,000:00
- Conference registration (Virtual): ₦15,000:00
- Undergraduate/Postgraduate students’ registration: ₦5000.00
- Annual Dues: ₦2500
- Membership registration: ₦5,000
- Non-members registration: ₦25000
- International participants: $100
Account Details: Family, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
Bank: Wema Bank
Account Number: 0224687816
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First Annual Conference and Teachers' Workshop of the International Association of Language Educators
The theme of the workshop is Language and Literature Education for Sustainable Development.
The Keynote speaker is Emeritus Professor Pai Obanya and the event will be held at the New Faculty of EDM Building.
The African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife will be holding the 2019 edition of its International Biennial Conference from the 15th to the 17th of July, 2019 at the Conference Hall of the University’s African Center for Excellence.
The African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation was set up to conduct research on how to harness science and technology for the economic development, serve as a “think tank” for institutions engaged in the governance of the National Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) System, and develop human capabilities in Technology Management. With regard to achieving these objectives, one of the strategies of the Institute is to bring together at a conference from time to time, academics, business professionals, policy influencers and other stakeholders to share knowledge and deliberate on how to address global emerging issues on development.
This Conference is being held under the theme “Science Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development”. Research in various sub-themes such as Industrial Technology; Information and Communications Technology; Energy sustainability, policy, management and technologies; Technological Entrepreneurship; Project Management; and Foreign Direct Investment among many others have been accepted to be presented at various plenary sessions.
The Chief Host for the occasion is the Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, while the Director of the Institute Professor Timothy Oyebisi and Dean of Faculty of Technology, Professor Adesola Aderoumnu are the co-hosts. The Special Guest of Honour is Engineer (Dr) Adetunji Obawole, Technical Manager, ExxonMobil Capital Projects in Nigeria. Engineer Obawole will be giving a lecture on “Gas Resource Utilisation and Energy Needs for Sustaining Base and Development in Nigeria” at the opening ceremony which will be held from 9 am, 15th of July, 2019 at the Conference Hall of the African Center for Excellence. This is to be followed by eight plenary sessions which are to be held for the duration (15-17th, July, 2019) of the conference at the same venue.
We would like to use this opportunity to invite all and sundry, especially those interested in the on-going discourse on strategies to place Nigeria and indeed Africa on the path to sustainable development, to participate in this upcoming event, particularly in the special interactive session at the opening ceremony. We are certain that your participation in this event will bring forth fresh perspectives to the challenges of sustainable development
The conference will attract scholars in the various fields of the Humanities as well as media practitioners from within and outside Africa. Dr. Reuben Abati of Arise Television, Lagos has agreed to present the keyote asdress at the conference.
The Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies (CGSPS), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria is pleased to announce its upcoming Biennial Conference themed Gender and the Actualization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The African Experience .
Global crises associated with poverty, inequality and misuse of the environment have presented the need to explore alternative approaches to gender equality and women empowerment in Africa. In this context, policy makers, development practitioners and scholars are directing their attention towards engaging gender as an imperative framework in the bid to achieving inclusive and sustainable development across the length and breadth of the Continent. While there has been an expanding body of research and knowledge on inclusive and sustainable development, there has been limited effort to systematically analyse the centrality of gender towards enabling participatory development within the African context.
The 2030 Agenda and its 17 SDGs devised by the United Nations in 2015 provides a context for tracking progress vis-à- vis specific development goals. This is in conjunction with more integrated patterns of development that avoid the trade-off, and contradictions related to the development strategies usually pursued in the past. Moreover, the emphasis within the 2030 Agenda on national goals and targets open the question to the SDGs for the implementation at the local level, grounded in local realities.
The Centre is therefore calling for submission of Papers that assess the role of gender in the attainment of set targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with emphasis on Africa.