1st Gender Studies Programme-WAFIRA International Conference

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Repositioning Women in Service and Development: Research, Policy, Activism, Aesthetics

An international conference organized by the IAS Gender Studies programme and its initiative the Women Advancement Forum: International Exchanges, Research and Academia (WAFIRA) comes up between June 28 and 29, 2018 at the Segun Aganga Hall, International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan. The theme of the conference is ‘Repositioning Women in Service and Development: Research, Policy, Activism, Aesthetics’.

The conference Chair is Dr Agada Elachi, the Chairperson of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group, Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Abuja, Nigeria. Mrs Dayo Benjamins-Laniyi, Managing Director of DOXA Digital, Abuja, Nigeria, is the conference keynoter, with Madame Comfort Lamptey, UN Representative of Nigeria and ECOWAS, as Special Guest of Honour.

The aim of this first GSP-WAFIRA international conference is to bring together gender scholars and activists to deliberate on the position of Nigerian and African women in the service and development sectors of society with a view to advancing gender equality and equity in participation in these sectors as well as in having access to the social goods that are produced in them.

Conference sessions commence 9:00 a.m. each day. Members of the University community and the general public are invited.

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