Annual LAPO Development Forum: Stakeholder Invitation

Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) hereby invites stakeholders in development and industry players to its forthcoming 26th. Annual LAPO Development Forum, 2019.

 

THEME: The Nigeria Healthcare Situation: The Way Forward
DATE:    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
VENUE: International Conference Centre, Central Business District, Abuja .
REGISTRATION: 8:00am prompt.
TECHNICAL SESSION: 10:00am.
 
 

FACILITATORS 

This year, the Forum shall be chaired by Prof. Charles Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and member of the Federal Government Economic Advisory Council while Prof. Omokhoa Adeleye, a Professor of Public Health and community Medicine, University of Benin and a consultant Public Health and community Physician with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City will deliver the keynote lecture.

Over 300 distinguished personalities including members of the National Assembly, cabinet ministers, policy makers, Civil Society Organizations, health practitioners, and International Development Organisations are expected at the Conference. Gen. Yakubu Gowon and Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR are among prominent personalities who have delivered key papers at the Forum in the past with very useful inputs from key stakeholders.

The theme of the first edition of the Annual LAPO Development Forum held in 1994 was “The Nigerian Economy and the Poor: 1984-1994.” Discussions and conclusions at this session reinforced our belief that sustainable approach to poverty alleviation must go beyond charity and directed at strengthening income capacity of the poor. Subsequent editions of the Forum addressed pertinent issues.

The 2019 Annual LAPO Development Forum is an auspicious platform for policy makers and critical stakeholders to dissect and provide workable solutions to the multifarious issues and challenges bedevilling healthcare delivery system in Nigeria, which has compromised citizens’ productivity and by extension Nigeria’s economic growth. Over three hundred (300) personalities including members of the National Assembly, cabinet ministers, government officials and policy makers, health administrators and practitioners, Civil Society Organizations, International Development Agencies and  the academia are expected to grace the Forum.

Initiated in 1994, the Annual LAPO Development Forum has become a faculty of development in its own right. The Forum consists of high-profile plenary lectures and technical sessions with inputs from key sectors of the economy. It has stimulated discourse on the development agenda in Nigeria and Africa over the years with very realistic solutions canvassed by guest lecturers and conferees. Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo and Prof. Pat Utomi Chief Philip Asiodu are among prominent personalities who have delivered key papers at the Forum in the past.

The theme of the first edition of the Annual LAPO Development Forum held in 1994 was “The Nigerian Economy and the Poor: 1984-1994.” Discussions and conclusions at this session reinforced our belief that sustainable approach to poverty alleviation must go beyond charity and directed at strengthening income capacity of the poor. Subsequent editions of the Forum addressed pertinent issues.  #LAPOFORUM.

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BACKGROUND

Initiated in 1994, the Forum has become a rallying point for discussions and viable solutions to identified issues in poverty and development in Nigeria. The 2019 LAPO Forum is an auspicious platform for critical stakeholders to dissect and provide workable solutions to the multifarious issues and challenges bedevilling health delivery system in Nigeria.

 

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OBJECTIVES

The main objectives of the 26th Annual LAPO Annual Development Forum are:

  1. To examine the state and challenges inhibiting healthcare service delivery in Nigeria
  2. To provide workable solutions to healthcare service delivery in Nigeria
  3. To examine the capacity and effectiveness of health institutions in Nigeria.
  4. Provide opportunity for government, the private sector and research institutions to deliberate on strategies to address Nigeria’s healthcare delivery challenges.
  5. To identify the way forward for healthcare service delivery in Nigeria.

OUTCOME

  • A well documented and publicized report containing presentations, discussions, major conclusions and recommendations capable of stimulating sustainable socio-economic transformation in Nigeria.  
  • Implementation of new and existing policies capable of driving the growth and development of the Nigeria health sector.  

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • NGOs/Civil Society Organizations
  • Members of the National Assembly
  • Cabinet Ministers
  • Policy Makers and Regulatory Agencies
  • Health & Insurance Agencies
  • Health Research Institutes
  • Local and International Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Development Banks and Multinational corporations
  • Trade Groups and Professional Associations
  • Foreign missions in Nigeria
  • The Academia.

ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE ANNUAL LAPO DEVELOPMENT FORUM

  • The Annual LAPO Development Forum has over the years provided stakeholders the needed platform to interact and proffer realistic solutions to the crucial problem of poverty and under-development in Nigeria
  • Ideas generated from previous editions of the Forum have improved the programme focus and delivery methodology of development organizations including LAPO.
  • Key resolutions at Annual LAPO Development Forums have inputted into national poverty reduction programmes of various tiers of government.

 

ABOUT LAPO

Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) is a non-governmental and not for profit organisation committed to the social, health and economic empowerment of the poor and vulnerable in Nigeria. LAPO was founded by Dr. Godwin Eseiwi Ehigiamusoe in 1987 while working as a Rural Cooperative Officer in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State. Over the years, the organisation has demonstrated uncommon commitment to poverty alleviation through the implementation of innovative credit and non-credit empowerment programmes targeting disadvantaged groups. LAPO programmes include gender sensitization aimed at reducing the level of gender inequity, social inclusion and health intervention, which include prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other tropical diseases. #LAPONGO.ORG.
 

 
VISION
The leading institution enabling prosperity, excellent health and social justice in Africa
 
OUR MISSION

To use innovative approaches to provide financial, health and social services to stakeholders in a sustainable manner.
 
For more info, kindly contact:
Sabina Idowu-Osehobo
Chairperson, Planning Committee
Tel: 07063830134, 08156818121

James-Wisdom Abhulimen
Secretary, Planning Committee
Tel: 08163706505, 07051192297

Patience Nnakwu-Nwanna
Member, Planning Committee
Tel: 08066907011, 09053778733
       
Head office:
LAPO Place, No. 18, Dawson Road, P.M.B 1729, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
Website: www.lapo-ngo.org. E-mail: info@lapo-ngo.org

 

Profile of Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo

Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR, born on July 28, 1960 is a Nigerian Economics Professor and a former Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). He is also a member of the British Department for International Development's International Advisory Group.

Academia

Prof Soludo has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the University of Cambridge, the Brookings Institution, the University of Warwick and the University of Oxford and a visiting professor at Swarthmore College (USA). Chukwuma has also worked as a consultant for a number of international organisations, including The World Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the United Nations Development Programme.

Profile of Prof. Omokhoa Adeleye

Prof Adeleye is a Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine. He lectures in the Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, University of Benin, Benin City. He is a Consultant Public Health and Community Physician with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital where he also heads the Research and Ethics portfolio.

His higher educational qualifications include: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Benin (1990); Master of Health Planning and Management, University of Benin (2000); Master of Public Health, University of Benin (2004); and Master of Science in Bioethics, University of Ibadan (2010). He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (2002); Fellow, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (2009); Member, National Institute of Training and Development (2010); and Fellow, Institute of Health Insurance and Managed Care of Nigeria (2018).

The 25th Annual LAPO Development Forum: COMMUNIQUE

A communiqué issued at the end of the 25thAnnual LAPO Development Forum held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos State on Friday, August 24th 2018, under the theme: Towards Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation of Nigeria: Options for Non-State Intervention.

PREAMBLE

Prof Obadan Leads LAPO Discussions On Socio-Economic Transformation of Nigeria

COMMUNIQUE

SMEs Will Stimulate The Growth And Development Of The Nigerian Economy If Properly Galvanized And Harnessed – LAPO Forum

A communiqué issued at the end of the 24thAnnual LAPO Development Forum held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos State on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Theme: Galvanizing SMEs Towards Inclusive Development.

PREAMBLE

Elumelu Leads October 18 LAPO Discussions On SME Devt

Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings will lead stakeholder discussions on Galvanizing SMEs for Inclusive Development at this year’s Annual LAPO Development Forum. The Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria from 10am.

Prof. Pat Utomi is expected to chair the occasion with Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, chairman, First Bank of Nigeria as Special Guest of Honour, according to Sabina Idowu-Osehobo, LAPO Executive Director.

The LAPO Annual Development Forum : Rationale

The LAPO Annual Development Forum is an annual symposium that stimulates investigations into the nature and causes of poverty. The Forum provides a veritable platform for stakeholders to discuss and proffer pragmatic solutions to identified issues in poverty and development. Initiated in 1994 by the Founder of LAPO, Dr. Godwin Eseiwi Ehigiamusoe, the Forum has become a faculty of development in its own right.Over the years, the annual conferencing has stirredvibrant discourse on the development agenda in Nigeria and Africa with very realistic solutions canvassed by guest lecturers and conferees.