Past Editions of the LAPO Annual Development Forum

 

YEAR & EDITION

THEME

TITLE OF PAPER

PRESENTER

First edition 1994

The Nigerian Economy and the poor 1984 – 1994

Trend in Nigerian Economy: 1984 -1993 and the implications for the poor

 

 

Poverty Alleviation: A step beyond Charity.

 

 

Women as Victims of Poverty: A case for empowerment

Professor Festus Iyayi,
Former National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)

 

Dr. Precious Emelue,
Executive Director,
Community Development Partners,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

 

Mrs. Hanatu Ahmed Yaro
Community Director,
CUSO (A Canadian Development Organization)

Second edition
1995

Women in a Depressed Economy

The effects of the Structural Adjustment Programme on Nigerian women

 

 

Women, Credit and Empowerment

 

 

Women within the primary Health Care Scheme

Mrs. Fola Odebunmi
Senior Lecturer,
University of Benin

 

Mr. Godwin Ehigiamusoe
Executive Director,
Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO)
Benin City

 

Dr. (Mrs.) E.S llubaera
Permanent Secretary
Edo State

Third edition
1996

People, Poverty and Environment

The Environment and the people.

 

 

The Economics of Environmental Destruction and Conservation.

 

 

Designing Community Based Environment Protection and Conservation Strategies.

Dr. (Mrs.) M.O Kadiri
Dept. of Botany
University of Benin
Benin City

 

Dr. Chike Okolocha.

 

 

Mr. Felix Aganmwonyi
Community Development   
Department, SPDC

Fourth edition
1997

NGOs and National Development

The Role of NGOs in Micro enterprise Development

Dr. Olubunmi Adetunmbi
Executive Director
Development Associates Inc.

Fifth edition
1998

Reproductive Health and Poverty

Reproductive Health as a Fundamental Human Right.

 

 

 

Poverty: Implications for Reproductive Health

Prof. Friday Okonofua
Provost,
College of Medicine
University of Benin
Benin-City

 

Dr. (Mrs.) Gloria Vincent-Osaghae
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
University of Benin
Benin City.

Sixth edition
1999

The Church and Poverty Alleviation

 

The Role of Churches in Poverty Alleviation.

 

 

 

Manifestation of Poverty in Nigeria

Rev. Fr. John Uba Ofei
Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria,
6, Force Road, Tafawa Balewa Square,
P.O Box 951, Lagos

 

Dr. O.J. Offiong
Head of Department
Dept. of Political Science
UNIBEN

Seventh edition
2000

Globalization and Local Initiatives

Globalization and local initiatives: Issues and Challenges

Dr. M.I.M Abutudu
Department of Political
Science,
Faculty of Social Science
UNIBEN

Eighth edition
2001

Education for Development

Issues in present day Nigerian Education

 

 

Education for total Development

Professor Michael Ogunu
Faculty of Education,
University of Benin

 

Ms. Uwa Izekor
Executive Director
LAPO Development Centre
(LADEC), Benin City

Ninth edition
2002

Governance and Poverty

The Irony of governance and Poverty in Africa

Prof. S.O.J Ojo
Department of Political Science,
Ambrose Ali University,
Edo State

Tenth edition
2003

NEPAD: Compass for Sustainable Development in Africa

NEPAD: Is it the answer to sustainable Development in Africa?

 

 

 

 

NEPAD: Harnessing Support for Success

Prof. Christiana Okojie
Department of Economics
and Statistics,
University of Benin,
Benin City

 

Dr. Adiambo Odaga
Resident Representative,
The Ford Foundation
AIB Plaza, Akin Adebola
Street Victoria.
Island Lagos.

Eleventh edition
2004

The sun in our eyes; Challenges of Poverty in Nigeria

The sun in our eyes: Squaring up the challenges of Poverty in Nigeria

Asomwan Sonnie Adagbonyin, PhD
Department of English,
Ambrose Alli University,
Ekpoma.
Nigeria

Twelfth edition
2005

Micro-credit:  Tool for Poverty Alleviation

Micro-credit:  Tool for Poverty Alleviation

Prof. Eghosa Osagie,
Vice Chancellor,
Benson Idahosa University,
Benin city

Thirteenth edition
2006

Women in the Soap Box:  Constraints and New Hopes In 2007 General Elections

Women and Politics in Nigeria

Women and 2007 General Elections: Taking the Bull by the Horns

Fourteenth edition
2007

Microfinance Banking:  Compass for the Resuscitation of Sustainable Economic Development in Nigeria

Microfinance Banking:  Compass for the Resuscitation of Sustainable Economic Development in Nigeria

Dr Sam Guobadia,
Department  of Economics, Banking & Financing,
Benson Idahosa University
Benin City

Fifteenth edition
2008

Ensuring Household Food Security:  The Way Forward in Nigeria

Ensuring Household Food Security:  The Way Forward in Nigeria

 

Dr J.O. Oyedeji,
Dept of Agriculture, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City

 

Sixteenth edition
2009

Governance and Poverty in the 21st century: The Nigerian phenomenon

Governance and Poverty in the 21st century: The Nigerian phenomenon.

Dr Andrew Oronsaye,
Dean, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City

Seventh edition
2010

Women and 2011 General Elections: Taking the Bull by the Horns

Women and 2011 General Elections: Taking the Bull by the Horns

 

Paper I:
Professor Eddy Erhagbe,
University of Benin,
Benin City

 

Paper 2:
Mrs. Victoria Amu
Benin City

 

Paper 3:
Hon. Elizabeth Ativie
Benin City

Eighteenth edition
2011

Walking Together Out of Poverty

Walking Together Out of Poverty

 

 

Empowering Women to walk out of Poverty

Mr. Mike Asekome, Department of Economics, Banking & Finance, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City

 

Mrs. Grace Osakue, Coordinator, Girls Power Initiative (GPI),
Edo State

Nineteenth edition
2012

Ending the violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting Empowerment and Building Peace

Ending the violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting Empowerment and Building Peace

Mr. Ugbogbo S.N., Department of Accounting, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City

Twentieth Edition

2013

Ending Extreme Poverty in Nigeria: Issues and Way Forward

Value Re-orientation: Tool for Addressing Poverty in Nigeria

 

Role of Public-Private Partnership in Poverty Reduction in Nigeria

Prof A.R. Anao, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City.

 

Dr (Mrs) Henrietta Agun,  Executive Director, Women Action Initiative.

Twenty-First Edition

2014

Governance, Poverty And Peace Building In Nigeria

Poverty, Development and Growth, Lessons for Nigeria

Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, CON, Chairman, Wapic Insurance Plc, President, National Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and former Managing Director of Access Bank

Twenty-second Edition, 2015 Women Entrepreneurship Development: Issues, Opportunities and Approaches
  1. Women Entrepreneurship Development: Issues, Opportunities and Approaches

 

  1. Women Entrepreneurship Development: Issues

 

Women Entrepreneurship Development: Opportunities

Alhaji Bature Masari, Director General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)

 

Professor Sarah Anyanwu, Head, Department of Economics, University of Abuja.

Dr. Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Founder and President, Growing Business Foundation (GBF).

Twenty-Third Edition, 2016 Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture In Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities

-Agriculture, Women Empowerment and Food Security

 

 

-Enhancing Youth Employment through Agricultural Development

Valentine A. Aletor, FCASN (Professor of Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition)
Former Vice Chancellor, Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State

 

Dr Nteranya Sanginga
Director General
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

 

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