Past editions of the LAPO Annual Development Forum

Year/Editions

Theme

Paper Title

Presenter

1994 - First edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nigerian Economy and the poor (1984 - 1994)

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Trend in Nigerian Economy 1984 – 1993 and the implications for the poor.
     
  2. Poverty Alleviation: A step beyond Charity.
     
  3. Women as Victims of Poverty: A case for empowerment
  1. Dr. Festus Iyayi,
    Former ASUU National President
     
  2. Dr. Precious Emelue,
    Executive Director, Community Development Partners, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
     
  3. Mrs. Hanatu Ahmed Yaro,
    Community Director, CUSO
    (A Canadian Development Organization)

1995 - Second Edition

 

 

 

 

Women in a Depressed Economy

 

 

 

 

  1. The effects of the structural Adjustment Programme on Nigerian women
     
  2. Women Credit and Empowerment
     
  3. Women within the primary Health Care Scheme 
  1. Mrs. Fola Odebunmi,
    Senior Lecturer, the University of Benin.
     
  2. Mr. Godwin Ehigiamusoe, Founder/Executive Director,
    Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), Benin City
     
  3. Dr. (Mrs.) E.S Ilubaera,
    Permanent Secretary, Edo State

1996 - Third Edition

 

 

 

 

 

People, Poverty and Environment

 

 

 

 

 

  1. The Environment and the people.
     
  2. The Economics of Environmental Destruction and Conservation.
     
  3. Designing Community Based Environment Protection and Conservation Strategies
  1. Dr. (Mrs.) M .O. Kadiri
    Dept. of Botany
    University of Benin
    Benin City
     
  2. Dr. Chike Okolocha
     
  3. Mr. Felix Aganmwonyi
    Community Development
    Department, SPDC
 

1997 - Fourth Edition

 

NGOs and National Development

  • The Role of NGOs in Micro Enterprise Development
  • Dr. Olubunmi Adetunmbi
    Executive Director
    Development Associates Inc.

 

1998 - Fifth Edition

 

 

 

 

Reproductive Health and Poverty

 

 

 

 

  1. Reproductive Health as a Fundamental Human Right.
     
  2. Poverty: Implications for Reproductive Health

 

 

  1. Prof. Friday Okonofua
    Provost, College of Medicine
    University of Benin
    Benin-City
     
  2. Dr. (Mrs.) Gloria Vincent-Osaghae
    Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
    University pfBenin
    Benin City

1999 - Sixth Edition

 

 

 

 

The Church and Poverty Alleviation

 

 

 

 

  1. The Role of Churches in Poverty Alleviation.
     
  2. Manifestation of Poverty in Nigeria

 

 

 

  1. Late Rev. Fr. John Uba Ofei
    Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria
    6, Force Road,
    Tafawa Balewa Square,
    P.O Box 951, Lagos
     
  2. Dr. O.J. Offiong
    Head of Department
    Dept. of Political Science
    UNIBEN 

2000 - Seventh Edition

 

Globalization and Local Initiatives

  • Globalization and local initiatives: Issues and Challenges
  • Dr. M.I.M Abutudu
    Department of Political Science,
    Faculty of Social Science, the University of Benin
    (UNIBEN) 

2001 - Eighth Edition

 

 

 

 

Education for Development

 

 

 

 

  1. Issues in present day Nigerian Education
     
  2. Education for total Development

 

 

 

  1. Prof. Michael Ogunu
    Faculty of Education
    University of Benin (now in South Africa)
     
  2. Late Uwa Izekor
    Executive Director
    LAPO Development Centre
    (LADEC)
    Benin City

2002 - Ninth Edition

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

2003 - Tenth Edition

 

 

 

 

 

NEPAD: Compass for Sustainable Development in Africa

 

 

 

 

  1. NEPAD: Is it the answer to sustainable Development in Africa?
     
  2. NEPAD: Harnessing Support for Success

 

 

     

  1. Prof. Christiana Okojie
    Department of Economics  and Statistics, UNIBEN
     
  2. Dr. Adhambo Odaga
    Resident Representative
    The Ford Foundation
    AIB Plaza
    Akin Adebola Street
    Victoria Island
    Lagos.

2004 -  Eleventh Edition

 

 The sun in our eyes; Squaring up to the challenges of poverty in Nigeria.

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

 

  • Asomwan Sonnie Adagbonyin, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Department of English,
    Ambrose Alli University,
    Ekpoma
    Nigeria

2005 - Twelfth Edition

Micro-credit:  Tool for poverty alleviation

  • Micro-credit:  Tool for Poverty Alleviation
  • Prof Eghosa Osagie, Vice Chancellor, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City

2006 -   Thirteenth Edition

 

 

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

  1. Women and Politics in Nigeria
     
  2. Women and 2007 General Elections:  Taking the Bull by the Horns
  1. Dr. Nosa Aladeselu, President African Women Empowerment Guild (AWEG)
     
  2. Kokunre Eghafona PhD, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, UNIBEN.

2007 -    Fourteenth Edition

 

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

 

2008 - Fifteenth Edition

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

2009 - Sixteenth Edition

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

  • Governance and Poverty in the 21st century: The Nigerian phenomenon.
  • Dr. Andrew Oronsaye, Dean of Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City

2010 - Seventh Edition

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

  • Women and 2011 General Elections: Taking the Bull by the Horns 
  • Paper I: Dr. Eddy Erhagbe
  • Paper 2: Mrs. Victoria Amu
  • Paper 3: Hon. Elizabeth Ativie

2011 - Eighteenth Edition

 

 

Walking Together Out of Poverty

 

 

  1. Walking Together Out of Poverty
     
  2. 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