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PAST EDITIONS OF ANNUAL LAPO DEVELOPMENT FORUM

YEAR & EDITIONTHEMETITLE OF PAPERPRESENTER
1st Edition,
1994
The Nigerian Economy and the poor 1984 – 1994Trend 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
Dr. Festus Iyayi
Former National President
ASUU
      Department of Business Administration
      University of Benin
      Benin City.
 
Dr. Precious Emelue
Executive Director
Community Development Partners
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
 
Mrs. Hanatu Ahmed Yaro
Community Director
CUSO
A Canadian Development Organization
2nd Edition
1995
Women in a Depressed EconomyThe effects of the structural Adjustment Programme on Nigerian women
 
 
Women, Credit and Empowerment
 
Women within the primary Health Care Scheme
Mrs. FolaOdebunmi
Snr Lecturer
University of Benin
 
Mr. Godwin Ehigiamusoe
Founder
      Lift Above Poverty  
      Organization    
      (LAPO), Benin City
 
Dr. (Mrs.) E.S Ilubaera
Permanent Secretary
Edo State
3rd
Edition
1996
People, Poverty and EnvironmentThe 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. ChikeOkolocha
 
Mr. Felix Aganmwonyi
      Community Development    
      Department, SPDC
 4th Edition
1997
NGOs and National DevelopmentThe Role of NGOs in Micro Enterprise DevelopmentDr. Olubunmi Adetunmbi
Executive Director
Development Associates Inc.
5th Edition
1998
Reproductive Health and PovertyReproductive 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
6th Edition
1999
The Church and Poverty AlleviationThe 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
7th Edition
2000
Globalization and Local Initiatives

Globalization and local initiatives: Issues and ChallengesDr. M.I.M Abutudu
Department of Political
Science
Faculty of Social Science
UNIBEN 
8th Edition
2001
Education for DevelopmentIssues in present day Nigerian Education
 
Education for total Development
Dr. Michael Ogunu
Faculty of Education
University of Benin
 
Ms. Uwa Izekor
Executive Director
LAPO Development Centre
(LADEC), Benin City
9th Edition
2002
Governance and PovertyThe Irony of governance and Poverty in AfricaProf. S.O.J Ojo
Department of Political
Science
Ambrose Ali University,
Edo State
10th Edition,
2003
NEPAD: Compass for Sustainable Development in AfricaNEPAD: 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. Adhambo Odaga
Resident Representative
The Ford Foundation
AIB Plaza, Akin Adebola
Street Victoria
Island Lagos.
11th
Edition, 2004
The sun in our eyes; Challenges of Poverty in Nigeria.The sun in our eyes: Squaring up the challenges of Poverty in NigeriaAsomwan Sonnie Adagbonyin, PhD
Department of English,
Ambrose Alli University,
Ekpoma Nigeria
12th Edition, 2005Micro-credit:  Tool for Poverty AlleviationMicro-credit:  Tool for Poverty AlleviationProf Eghosa Osagie, Vice Chancellor, Benson Idahosa University, Benin city
13th Edition, 2006Women in the Soap Box:  Constraints and New Hopes In 2007 General ElectionsWomen and Politics in Nigeria
 
Women and 2007 General Elections:  Taking the Bull by the Horns
Dr Nosa Aladeselu, President African Women Empowerment Guild (AWEG) and
 
Kokunre Eghafona PhD, Dept of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Benin, Benin City
14th. Edition,
 2007
Microfinance Banking:  Compass for the Resuscitation of Sustainable Economic Development in NigeriaMicrofinance Banking:  Compass for the Resuscitation of Sustainable Economic Development in NigeriaDr Sam Guobadia
Department of Economics, Banking & Financing
Benson Idahosa University
Benin City
15th Edition, 2008Ensuring Household Food Security:  The Way Forward in NigeriaEnsuring Household Food Security:  The Way Forward in NigeriaDr J.O. Oyedeji,
Dept of Agriculture, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
16th Edition, 2009Governance 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
17th Edition, 2010Women 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
18th Edition, 2011Walking Together Out of PovertyWalking 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
19th Edition, 2012Ending the violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting Empowerment and Building PeaceEnding the violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting Empowerment and Building PeaceMr. Ugbogbo S.N.
Department of Accounting, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
20th Edition,
2013 
Ending Extreme Poverty in Nigeria: Issues and Way ForwardValue Re-orientation: Tool for Addressing Poverty in Nigeria

Role of Public-Private Partnership in Poverty Reduction in Nigeria
Prof A.R. Anao, Vice Chancellor, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City.
 
Dr (Mrs) Henrietta Agun, Executive Director,
Women Action Initiative.
21st Edition, 2014Governance, Poverty, and Peace Building in NigeriaGovernance, Poverty, and Peace Building in NigeriaAig-Imoukhuede,
Managing Director, WAPIC Insurance
22nd Edition, 2015Women Entrepreneurship Development: Issues, Opportunities and ApproachesWomen Entrepreneurship Development: Issues, Opportunities and Approaches
 
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. NdidiNnoli-Edozien, Founder and President, Growing Business Foundation (GBF).
23rd Edition, 2016Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Nigeria: Challenges and OpportunitiesAgricultural Production and Food Security In Nigeria: It Is Time For Action
 
Agriculture, Women Empowerment and Food Security.
 
Enhancing Youth Employment Through Agricultural Development.
 
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  
Prof. Valentine Aletor, former Vice-Chancellor, Elizade University
 
Dr Nteranya Sanginga,
Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
24th Edition, 2017Galvanizing SMEs Towards Inclusive DevelopmentMr. Tony Elumelu (CON), Chairman, HEIRS  Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, and Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation

25th Edition, 2018Towards Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation of Nigeria: Options for Non-State Intervention.Prof. Mike Obadan, a Non-
Executive Director of the
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
Department of Economics &
Statistics, University of Benin,
Benin City, Edo State
26th Edition, 2019The Nigerian Healthcare Situation: Way ForwardProf Omokhoa Adeleye, professor      of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Benin (UNIBEN) and Consultant, Public Health Medicine at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).
27th Edition,  2020Improving Access to Quality Maternal and Child Health: Issues and PerspectivesBishop (Prof) Vincent Iyawe, Immediate Past Provost, College of Medical Sciences, the University of Benin (UNIBEN)
28th Edition, 2021Promoting Community-Based Cancer Control Programme in Nigeria: The LAPO-C4 InitiativeProf Omokhoa Adeleye, professor      of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Benin (UNIBEN) and Consultant, Public Health Medicine at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).
29th Edition, 2022Financing Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria: Issues and Way ForwardProf Ernest Adeniyi Aiyedun, Former Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Abuja
30th Edition, 2023The Role of Non-State Actors in National Development: A Case Study of LAPOProf. Felix Oriakhi, Department of Political Science, Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
31st Edition, 2024Paradox of Poverty in a ‘Wealthy Nation’, Policy Issues & PerspectivesMr. Andrew Mamedu
Country Director
ActionAid Nigeria.