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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

Twenty-Forth Edition, 2017 Galvanizing Smes Towards Inclusive Development Galvanizing Smes For Inclusive Development Mr. Tony Elumelu (CON), Chairman, HEIRS  Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, and Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation
Twenty-Fifth Edition, 2018 Towards Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation Of Nigeria: Options For Non-State Intervention Mike I. Obadan, Ph.D, fnes, fssan, fimc Professor of Economics & Chairman Goldmark Education Academy
Twenty-Sixth Edition, 2019 The Nigerian Healthcare Situation: The Way Forward


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