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2019 AISPI International Biennial Conference

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

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2019 Faculty of Arts International Conference

The 2019 Faculty of Arts International Conference has been scheduled for 6th to 9th May, 2019. While participants are expected to arrive on the 6th of May, the opening ceremony wil take place at 11:00 am Tuesday 7th May in Oduduwa Hall.The theme of the conference is: Humanities, Security and Social Media.

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.
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Call for Papers - Gender and the Actualization of the SDGs: The African Experience.

Call for Papers - Gender and the Actualization of the SDGs: The African Experience.

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.

For more information on submission of Abstracts, visit the website at http://cgs.oauife.edu.ng, Call 08178020442 or send a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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