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Friday, March 30, 2012

10:00am -10:20am: - Shuttle Service from Holiday Inn Town Lake to Conference Location

10:30am-11:00am: Conference Opening

PANEL SESSION A, 11am-12:30pm

A1: Youth, Poverty, and Empowerment in East Africa
Location: SAC 3.116
Chair: Barbara J Harlow, University of Texas at Austin

Running Head: Mungiki Violence against Women
Nicholas K. Githuku, West Virginia University
Macharia Waruingi, Development Network and Consortium, Kenya

Youth Movements in Kenya from Mau Mau to Mungiki
Mickie  Mwanzia, University of Texas at Tyler
Nicholas K. Githuku, West Virginia University

Using Poverty for Education Abroad in East Africa, 1950-1965
Timothy Nicholson, State University of New York, Delhi

Jamahiriya and Libyan Youth Movement: A New Chapter
Justin Brown, University of Texas at Tyler

Somalia’s Terrorist Shabab: The Global Political Economy of Impoverishment and Disempowerment
Amentahru Wahlrab, University of Texas at Tyler


A2: Lifting the Loincloth: Interrogating Anthropological Spectacles
Location: SAC 3.112
Chair: Isidore Lobnib

No Sisterhood here: Female Anthropologists, Male Informants, and Silenced Mamas
Christine Saidi, Kutztown University

Ubuntu, not Ubantu: Persistent Tribal Ethnographies and the Essential Bantu
Carolyn Viera-Martinez, Chapman University

Desire for the Familiar: Myths of Exceptional Ethnicities and Tribes on the Anthropological Pedestal
Catherine Cymone Fourshey, Susquehanna University

Ethnographic Imaginations Gone Wild: Cool Mamas and their Hot Africa Daughters
Rhonda M. Gonzales, University of Texas at San Antonio



A3: Development and Underdevelopment
Location: SAC 3.106
Chair: Helene Tissieres, University of Texas at Austin

Where did Development go?
Magdalena Leichtova, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

Empowerment through Democracy despite Poverty: A Comparison of Three Great Lakes Countries
Celine A. Jacquemin, St Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX

“Amelee heni Ame je”: Mobilizing & Empowering the “Tabom” Youth to “Perform” Brazilian Identity
Kwame Essien, University of Central Arkansas

The Challenges of Poverty Reduction: Some Views
Loveday Gbara, American University of Nigeria, Nigeria



LUNCH, 12:30pm-2:00pm


PANEL SESSION B, 2:00pm-3:30pm


B1: The Environment, Local Industries, and Engagement with National and Transnational networks
Location: SAC 3.116
Chair: Moses Ochonu

The Growth of Law Clinics as a Vehicle for Legal Empowerment in Nigeria
Kevwe Omoragbon, Northumbria University, UK

Enhancing Entrepreneurial Capacity and Sustainable Development Initiatives in Southwest Nigeria: A Pilot Study of Abeokuta (Ogun State) and Akure (Ondo State) in Nigeria
Bessie House-Soremekun, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, IN
Oladele Omosegbon, Indiana Wesleyan University, IN

How Sustainable Pesticide Governance Can Address The Environmental And Health Effects Of  Pesticide In Flower And Vegetable Farms of Ethiopia: Environmental Governance Perspective.
Belay Tizazu Mengiste, Arthur P.J. Mol & Peter Oosterveer, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

The Paradoxes of the One Time Premium Payment for National Health Insurance of Ghana
Francis Duah, University of Ghana, Legon


B2: Food Problems, Hunger and Malnutrition
Location: SAC 3.112
Chair: Emmanuel Mbah

Developing a “Green” Africa: The Seed as a source of Western Capital Cultivating Neo-colonial Traditions
Katelyn Carlson

The Growth and Remedy of Poverty and Hunger in Post-Colonial Africa
Mike Odey, Benue State University, Nigeria

The Impact of Macro-Economic Policies on Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: How (UN) successful have they been
Jackie Mapulanga-Hulston, School of Business Law and Taxation, Australia

Poverty and Food Security Interface: Reflections on Nigeria
Funso Adesola, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria


B3:  Power, Politics and Nationalism
Location: SAC 3.106
Chair: Celine A. Jacquemin, St Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX

Creating Common Sympathies through Nation-Building and Nationalism in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Alexius Amtaika, University of the Free State, South Africa

Anthropology of Oil: A case of the Bagungu of Uganda
Monica Agena, University of Bergen, Norway

African Politics in Transition: Change and Empowerment
Julius O. Adekunle, Monmouth University, NJ

Analysis of Election Finances in Nigeria
Eyum Ode, Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria
Babatunde Ojedokun, Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

Poverty in Africa: The Criminalization of the Wrongs of Power
Olumide Ogundipe, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada



PANEL SESSION C, 3:45pm-5:15pm

C1: Identity, Cleavages and Conflicts
Location: SAC 3.116
Chair: Ann Albuyeh, University of Puerto Rico

 Poverty, Underdevelopoment and Small and Light Arms Proliferation: Challenge for National Security
Hauwau Evelyn Yusuf, Kaduna State University, Nigeria
Cosmos Eze, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

A Season of Riots: Cotton Farmers’ Revolt in Burkina Faso and the State Response.
Isidore Lobnibe, Western Oregon University

The 1952 Lagos Convict Prison Riot: A Case of Prisoners’ Unruly Behavior or Management Incompetence?
Kemi Rotimi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Perceptions of Social Fragmentation and Alienation in the ways Older Ethiopian Children Construct their National Identity
Meskerem Debele, University of Cincinnati, OH

 What is in a Name?: The Socio-cultural Economics of Naming in Africa
Adesile Okeowo, University of Texas at Austin

C2: Disability, Opportunities and Discrimination
Location: SAC 3.112
Chair: Moses Ebe Ochonu, Vanderbilt University

Poverty and Abuse of the Elderly in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Mildred Ekot, University of Uyo, Nigeria

Cultural Interrogation of the Dying Nigerian Textile Industry: Lessons for Empowerment
Omotayo Owoeye, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Poverty Reduction and the Care of the People (COPE) Program in Yenagoa LGA, Bayelsa State, Nigeria: A Beneficiaries’ Perspective
Ezi Beedie, Birkbeck Collage, University of London

Social and Economic Inequalities: The Least Advantaged and the Quest for Justice in Africa
Moses Oludare Aderibigbe, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria

Poverty and Job Discrimination against the Physically Challenged in Nigeria: Vocational Skill Acquisition to the Rescue
Emmanuel Olufemi Adeniyi, Federal College of Education (Special), Nigeria


C3: Approaches to Poverty Alleviation
Location: SAC 3.106
Chair: David O. Akombo, Jackson State University

The Political Economy of Poverty Alleviation Programs in Africa
Kingdom Orji, Rivers State University of Education, Nigeria

To Serve the Nation: Jeshi la Kujenga Taifa and the Development of Tanzania
Charles Thomas, USMA West Point
John Rinquist, USMA West Point

Optimizing the Entrepreneurial needs of School Children for Sustainable Economic Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria
Okechukwu Onyinyechukwu Nwaubani, University of Nigeria

The Negative Implications of “Absentee” Chiefs on Ghana’s Development Effort
Gideon Marfo Nkrumah, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Poverty Alleviation Strategies in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects
Chinyere S. Ecoma, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Cattle and Prospects for Development in Colonial Bamenda
Emmanuel M. Mbah, City University of New York, College of Staten Island


DINNER RECEPTION, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Garrison Hall, Department of History

(Conference Participants only)


KEYNOTE LECTURE, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Garrison Hall: GAR 0.102

"Poverty and the Development Challenge in Africa: Issues and Perspectives”
Professor Gabriel Olatunde Babawale, Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Political Science, University of Lagos, and the Director General, Center for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC).
[Introduction by Dr. Aderonke Adesanya]






8:00am-8:20am-Shuttle Service from Holiday Inn hotel, Town Lake to Conference location


PANEL SESSION D, 9:00-10:30am


D1: Images and Literary Representations
Location: GAR 1.128
Chair: Bernth O Lindfors, University of Texas at Austin

The Challenging Images and Representations of Adire Technology in Nigerian Politics
Omotayo Owoeye, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Dele Jegede: The Artist as an Activist and a Nationalist
Aderonke Adesola Adesanya, James Madison University, VA

Poverty Eradication and Nation Building in Akinwumi Isola’s Creative Works
Arinpe Adejumo, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Poverty and Empowerment for Sustainable Growth in Africa: Insights from Ben Okri’s in Arcadia
Eziwanyi Edikanabasi Adam, Babcock University, Nigeria

Coming of Age in Poverty in South Africa: The Poetry of Don Mattera’s ‘Sophiatown’ (1989)
Michael Sharp, University of Puerto Rico

Representing Poverty in the Congo
Therese De Raedt, University of Utah, UT


D2:  Infrastructural Decay and Re-engineering
Location: GAR 0.132
Chair: Arne Bialuschewski, Trent University, Canada

Scaling Up Infrastructure Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa for Poverty Alleviation
Aori R. Nyambati, Florida State University, FL

Revamping an Ailing Sector: The Trope and Travails of the Power Holding Corporation of Nigeria
Adetunji Adekunle Adesanya, Power Holding Corporation of Nigeria

Reform, Economic Growth and the Poverty Question in Africa
Ehiyamen Madiayanose Osezua, Osun State University, Nigeria

Poverty In An Oil Rich Country (ORC):
The Nigerian Situation
Dapel, Z.G., University of Jos

D3:  Globalization and the Crises of Poverty
Location: GAR 1.126
Chair: Julius Adekunle, Monmouth University

Yahoo Plus and Globalization in Nigeria
Olubukola S. Adesina, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Weaknesses and Failures of Poverty Policies and Programs in Nigeria since 1960
Mike O Odey, Benue State University, Nigeria

In the Web of Neo-Liberalism and Deepening Contradictions: Assessing Poverty Reform Strategies in West Africa since the Mid 1980s
Okpeh Ochayi Okpeh, Benue State University

Governance and Globalization: The Defining Edge in Poverty Alleviation in Africa
Kunirum, Coppin State University, MD

Globalization and the Curse of Poverty in Resource Rich Communities: Experiences from Bia District of Western Ghana
Augustine Tawiah, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana



PANEL SESSION E, 10:45am-12:15pm


E1: Gendered and Sexualized Poverty and Empowerment
Location: GAR 2.112
Chair: Joni Jones (Omi Osun)

Reclaiming Our Spaces: Gender, Power and Politics in Yoruba Market Place
Oluremi Oluyemisi Obilade, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Clara Bolanle Simeon-Fayomi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

The Economics of Women and Gender Studies in Uganda
Adrianna Lozano, Purdue University, IN

Women and Poverty Eradication Efforts in Uganda: Why ending Gendered Poverty is still Far-Fetched
Sarah Hasaba, United Nations University, Japan

The Hanging Ghost of Poverty: Focus on the Fattening Room Institution among the Efik of Cross River State
Etim Inyang Bassey, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Gendered Poverty in Africa: Implications for Women’s Emancipation
Briget Itunu Awosika, Adeyemi College of Education, Nigeria

Modern Day Slavery: Poverty and Women Trafficking in Nigeria in the Age of Neo-Liberal Orthodoxy
Ronke Iyabowale Ako-nai, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Iwebunor Okwechime, Obafemi Awolowo University

E2: Poverty, Ethnicity and Appropriation of Resources
Location: GAR 1.126
Chair: Thérèse De Raedt, University of Utah

Poverty, Ethnicity and Appropriation of Resources: Analyzing the Poverty Conundrum in the Niger Delta
Jonathan Chidomerem Egesi, Imo State Polytechnic, Nigeria

Ethno-Religious Conflicts and Women in the Middle Belt Region of Nigeria
Plangsat Bitrus Dayil, Centre for West African Studies, University of Birmingham
Lohna Bonkat, Bayreuth International Graduate School, Germany

Escaping the Resource Curse: Ethnic Inclusion in Resource-Rich States
Manuel Vogt, ETH Zurich, Switzerland  

State and Political Participation: A Gender Analysis of Nigeria’s 2011 General Elections
Lai Olurode, Independent Electoral Commission, Nigeria

E3: Pre-colonial, Colonial and Post-colonial Governance and Empowerment
Location: GAR 0.128
Chair: Michael Sharp, University of Puerto Rico

With Great Riches comes Great Responsibility: Human Rights Violations in Nigeria and Governmental Duty
Tosin Olamigoke, St Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX

The National Assembly and the Challenge of Poverty in Nigeria
Stephen Akinyemi Lafenwa, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Cattle Raiding in Pre-Colonial Madagascar
Arne Bialuschewski, Trent University, Canada

Making Economic Sense of Military Malfeasance: A Case Study of Post-Colonial Uganda
Alicia Decker, Purdue University

Good Governance and Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria
Bonaventure Chizea, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria

Safeguarding the Rights of Oil Producing Communities in Nigeria: A call for Review
Kevwe Omoragbon, Northumbria University


E4: Informal Economies
Location: GAR 0.120
Chair: Bessie House-Soremekun, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Poverty and Sex Trade among Nigerian Women: An Empirical Analysis
Clementina Osezua, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

An Exploration of the Influence of Household Poverty Spells on the Incidences of Child Labor in Nigeria,
Tolulope Monisola Ola, University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

Creating Poor Citizens: Stunted Land Reforms, “Protecting” the Environment, and the Squatter Problem in Modern Kenya
Martin Shanguhyia, Syracuse University, NY

 “I know that if I Travel Abroad, My Life would be Better”: Poverty Trap and Migration in Human Trafficking
May Ikeora, University of Hull – Wilberforce Institute of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), UK

“Informal Economies, Njanggis and Women’s Empowerment in Africa [Cameroon]”
Dr. Bridget A. Teboh, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Fate of Children of Perceived Political Activist Parents
Nicholas K. Githuku and Macharia Waruingi


LUNCH RECEPTION, 12:30-2:00pm
Garrison Hall, Department of History


PANEL SESSION F, 2:00-3:30pm

F1: Defining and Conceptualizing Poverty
Location: GAR 0.128
Chair: Aderonke Adesola Adesanya, James Madison University

The Commercialization of Poverty in Africa: A Critical Analysis
Felix Omoh Okokhere, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria

Poverty in Postcolonial Africa and the Legacy of Contested Perspectives
Sati U. Fwatshak, University of Jos, Nigeria

Defining and conceptualizing poverty – intellectual and leadership dimensions of underdevelopment
John Ayotunde (Tunde) Isola Bewaji, Brooklyn College

Decolonizing Knowledge: A panacea to the Western Imposed Epistemicide in Africana Societies: The Yoruba Example
Oladele Abiodun Balogun, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria

Poverty and the Force of Change: Reflections on Rawl’s Difference Principle
Moses Oludare Aderibigbe, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria


F2: Transnational Remittances and Micro Financing
Location: GAR 0.132
Chair: Wilhelmina Donkoh, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology
Are Remittances Beneficial to a Migration Source Country?: Nigeria in Perspective
Michael Kehinde, Pennsylvania State University, PA
Olumide Ekanade, Redeemer’s University, Nigeria

Vulture Funds
Elizabeth June McLaughlin, Irvine Valley College & Queen Mary College, University of London

 “Transnational Migration, Transnational Remittances and the Quest for Development in Africa: Exploring Africa’s Developmental Paradoxes”
Augustine Ayuk, Clayton State University

Micro-Financing as a Strategy for Poverty Reduction in Nigeria
Muhammad Tanko, Kaduna State University, Nigeria

Microfinance Services in Developing Countries: A Proactive Approach to Poverty Reduction
Isaac O. Fadeyibi, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Nigeria



F3: Popular Culture, Literature, and Poverty
Location: GAR 1.126
Chair: Hetty ter Haar, Independent Scholar, UK.

Semiotics of Poverty: the Engaging Narrative of Empowering the Powerless in African Literature
Ademola Dasylva, University of Ibadan

An Investigation of the Language of Nigeria People’s Parliament
Temitope Abiodun Balogun, Osun State University, Nigeria

 ‘Fome Zero’ for Ethnic Marginalization?: Reconceptualization of Empowerment in Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Popular Culture
Felix Ayoh’ Omidire, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Endangered Languages to Creoles: Between Poverty and Language in Africa and the Caribbean
Ann Albuyeh, University of Puerto Rico

Unity in Diversity: The Nigerian Youth, Pidgin English and the Nigerian Language Policy
Yetunde A. Ajibade, Emmanuel Olajide Awopetu, & Beatrice Bunmi Adeyemi
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Deconstructing African poverty against the backdrop of a ‘rich’ musical heritage: A Paradox
Dr. David Akombo, Jackson State University


F4: International Agencies,  Agendas, and Participation
Location: GAR 2.112
Chair: Vik Bahl

Extra-Version and Development in Ethiopia: The Case of Cotton Farming in Setit Humera, 1955-1975
Luca Puddu, University of Florence, Italy

Socio-economic Inequality and the Attainment of the Educational Objectives of the MDGs in Nigeria
Rose Jummai Musa, University of Benin, Nigeria
Nathaniel Umukoro, Delta State University, Nigeria

On the Poverty Question in African Societies: An Overview
Chinyere S. Ecoma, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Political Over-Determination of Nigerian Agriculture
Chika Charles Aniekwe, University of Bradford, UK

August Meeting, Participation, and the Strength of Women in community development process in Igbo Land
Nwaiwu James Chima, University Putra Malaysia (UPM)




PANEL SESSION G, 3:45-5:15pm


G1:  Social Inequalities, Injustice and Corruption
Location: GAR 0.128
Chair: Okpeh O. Okpeh, Benue State University

The Besieged Continent: Interrogating Contemporary Issues of Corruption and Poverty in Africa
Jimada Idris Shaaba, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

Combating Social Inequality in Nigeria through Qualitative Education
Afen Martin Olofu, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Political Corruption and Development in Africa: A Case of South Africa
Olusola Ogunnubi, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Does Corruption Buy Peace?
Daniel Barkley, American University of Nigeria

Poverty and Insecurity: A Drag on Sustainable Socio-Economic Development in Nigeria
Joseph Eberechukwu Akonye, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Nigeria

Securitizing Corruption for Development in Nigeria: An Agenda for Action
Olabanji Akinola, University of Guelph, Canada


G2: Dynamics and Complexities of Urban and Rural Poverty
Location: GAR 0.132
Chair: Ademola Omobewaji Dasylva, University of Ibadan

Between the Sublime and the Subliminal: Economic Modernity, Desire and Political Fictions in Cameroon
Olivier J. Tchouaffe

Flooded and Dried-Out Livelihoods- Deepening Poverty in Communities along the Black Volta in Ghana’s Upper West Region
Dorcas Enyonam Dzanta, Toyota, Ghana Ltd
Vincent Z. Kuuire, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Owner’s Age and Business Performance in a Nigerian State: Implication on Rural Poverty
Olugbenga Abimbola Fayomi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Impact of Socio-Economic Factors on Rural Poverty Alleviation: Smallholders in Sierra Leone
Szvetlana Acs, Silvia Saravia Matus, Sergio Gomez Paloma, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Inst. Of Prospective Technological Studies, Spain

Decongestion Exercise in the City of Accra and the Ironies
Babami Prince Dejoh, University of Ghana, Legon


G3: Poverty,  Disease and Wellbeing
Location: GAR 2.112
Chair: Bridget Teboh, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Understanding ART Supply Management: A Case Study of the Northwest Special Fund for Health
Ashley Wellborn, University of Texas at Austin/SIT: Cameroon

Diet, Disease and Poverty in Three Urban Centers in Ghana, 1945-1990
Wilhelmina Donkoh, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana

The Growing Concern of Attempted Suicide Cases among Females in O.A.U Ile-Ife, 2005-2010
Adedayo Irinoye, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Abstinence-Based Programs and Preventing HIV Transmission: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
Daniel Barkley, American University of Nigeria
Opeyemi Oyeniyi, American University of Nigeria

National Health Insurance Scheme as a Health Sector Reform in Ghana: Myth or Reality?
Thomas Offeh, Management, Development and Productivity Institute of Ghana (MDPI)



G4: Grassroots Mobilization and Empowerment
Location: GAR1.126
Chair: Jamaine Abidogun

Historical Epochs of Local Government Administration in Nigeria and the Poor
Fatai Ayisa Olasupo, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Ikeoluwapo Omolara Fayomi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Economic Empowerment through Savings and Seed Funding for Disadvantaged Youth in Peri-Urban and Rural Uganda
Akhila Narla, Peter Waiswa and Preethi Kembaiyan, Washington University in St Louis

Evolvement of Civil Society for Development: Lessons from South Korea’s Development Experience
Somin Shin, Ewha Woman’s University, South Korea

Qualitative Methodologies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Greater Participation, Greater Empowerment
Charlotte Ray, Coventry University, UK

The Need for Arts Management as a Strategy for Rapid Rural Development of Arts in Nigeria
Bojor Enamhe, Cross River University of Technology, Nigeria


OPEN BAR, 6:00pm
Holiday Inn Hotel, Town Lake

Holiday Inn Hotel, Registered Participants and Invited Guest Only



8:45am-9:00am – Shuttle Service between Holiday Inn, Town Lake Hotel and Conference venue

9:00am – 9:15am – Breakfast



PANEL SESSION H, 9:30– 11:15am


H1: The Nation State and the Crises of Poverty
Location: GAR 1.126
Chair: Kwame Essien

I am the Answer
Paula Royster, The Center for African American Genealogical Research, Fredericksburg, VA

Is National Policy a Fair Tool for Engaging the Citizenry in the Governance Process?
Ernest Boateng Manu, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

Government Policies and the Feminization of Poverty in Africa: Some lessons from Nigeria Since 1999
Okpeh O. Okpeh, Benue State University

Okada Mentality: State Response to Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria
Akin Alao, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Advancing the Anti-Poverty Crusade through the Enforcement of the Fundamental Right to Education under the Laws of Nigeria
Eteete Michael Adam , Babcock University, Nigeria

Corruption and Underdevelopment in Sierra Leone:
Domestic Politics and International Accountability
Peter A. Dumbuya, Fort Valley State University

Colonial Socio-economic Developments and Poverty in the Niger Delta
Frank Onyema Amugo, Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Nigeria


H2: Non-Governmental Organizations and Poverty
Location: GAR 0.128
Chair: Olivier J. Tchouaffe, Southwestern University

Proliferation of Non-Governmental Organizations in Ghana: A Façade of Altruism
Sadiq Mustapha, Sunyani Polytechnic, Ghana

Poverty Eradication in Africa: A Global Challenge
Segun Ogungbemi, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria

Africa’s Development Crisis and Resolution: Between Washington Consensus and Beijing Consensus?
Adelaja Odutola Odukoya, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Evaluating Anti-Corruption Conventions in Sub-Saharan Africa
Daniel Barkley and Claire Maduka, American University of Nigeria

Politics of Foreign Financing and Development in Zambia: Zambia’s Beneficence amongst the East-West Rivalry
Ben Weiss, University of Texas at Austin

Empowering the Poor in Nigeria through Adult and Community Education: Implications for Educational Policy Reform
Joshua Olusola Akande, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Bosede Adeola Ogunrin, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria



PANEL SESSION I, 11:30 – 12:45pm


I1: Music/Media, Poverty and Empowerment
Location: GAR 0.128
Chair: Jamaine Abidogun

Nigerian Video Films and Female Spectatorship: Deconstructing the Male Gaze
Mfon Umoren Ekpootu, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

From the Street to Stardom: Socio-Economic Empowerment of Nigerian Youths through music
Stephen Olu-ibukun Olusoji, University of Lagos, Nigeria

 “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”: Fela’s Prophetic Lyrics in the Light of Twenty-First Century Realities
Albert Oikelome, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Ghetto/Slum at the Heart of the Mega City Lagos: Music, Regeneration and Poverty in Ajegunle City
Olasunbo Omolara Loko, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education,
Olugbenga Olanrewaju Loko, Lagos State University

Nigerian Popular Music And Its Implication For Music, Culture And Society
Babalola Sunday Oludele, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education


I2: Religious Institutions and Empowerment
Location: GAR 2.112
Chair: Toyin Falola

Pentecostal Response to Poverty in Nigeria
Essien A. Offiong, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Affirmative Action as a Pastoral Liberative for the South African Community
Elijah Baloyi, University of South Africa

Poverty and the Religious Factor: Current Developments in the Ghanaian Christian Church and its Implications on Poverty
Reindorf Amponsah, University of Ghana, Legon

Religious Institutions and Empowerment: The Case of Indigenous Religions in Ghana
Samuel Awuah-Nyamekye, University of Cape Coast, Ghana






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