All roads lead to the University of Ilorin as the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies (CPSS) hosts its 5th biennial international conference, themed “Managing Human and Natural Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities and Challenges”.

According to a statement signed by the Director of the Centre, Prof. Noah Yusuf, the opening ceremony holds next Tuesday, November 21, 2017 under the Chairmanship of the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Abuja, who is also the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Sokoto State University, Prof. Nuhu Yakubu. The programme begins at 10:00 a.m. prompt at the University Auditorium.

While the keynote address will be delivered by the Secretary-General of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA), Prof. Ursula Oswald Spring, two lead papers will be presented by the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Engr. Mustapha Maihaja and the Deputy Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Muhammed Jega.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, is the Chief Host.  Scholars from various parts of the country and beyond are expected to present papers at the conference which holds between November 20 and 23, 2017.

All members of the University Community and the entire public are cordially invited.

Prof. Yahya Oyewole Imam of the Department of Religions, Faculty of Arts will this Thursday (November 9, 2017) deliver the 175th Inaugural Lecture of the University of Ilorin.

The Inaugural Lecture, entitled “In the Service of God and Humanity”, will hold at the University Auditorium under the Chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, at 5.00p.m. prompt.

Members of the University community and the general public are cordially invited.

The 2016/2017 CIS COBES Programme of the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences (CIS) will commence on 30th October 2017 and end on 3rd November 2017.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN) held its 49th Annual National Conference/Workshop at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, between October 31 and November 2, 2017.

Several papers were presented on topical issues in the field of  Human Resources.

The University of Ilorin delegation was led by the Registrar, Mr. E. D. Obafemi. Other members of the delegation include Mrs. R. A. Okojie, Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, Mr. K. K. Babamale, Mr. Y. K. A. Kareem, Mrs. T. T. Adeoti, Mrs. A. Q. Ibrahim, and Mr. S. O. Ahon-Usi.

Theme: Managing Human and Natural Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities and Challenges

Sudden and (un)foreseen19 human and natural exigencies test the capacities of state institutions on one hand and expose the fragility of social cohesion and individual resilience on the other. Much as advanced countries with functional institutions are able to forecast, as much as possible, and respond to natural and human disasters especially those caused by violent conflicts, terrorist attacks, wars and low-intensity conflicts continue to test the resolve and capacity of stakeholders in the management of disasters and their attendant humanitarian crises across the world.

As a country that is living through complex security challenges that have created series of humanitarian challenges, rethinking and exploring novel means of forecasting and responding to human and natural disasters require putting all hands on deck. Mindful of the gains being recorded in Nigeria's war against terror and other forms of disasters arising from violence in some parts of the country, taking a holistic and proactive look at disaster management has become imperative.

The Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, considers it timely to create a platform of interaction among scholars, administrators and other critical stakeholders in the management of human and natural disasters, cognisant of the broad ramifications that disasters and emergencies have on state institutions and society as attested to during the Ebola Virus crisis of 2014. This is why the Centre opines that in creating a safer and more secure world, the time for town and gown collaboration and inter-disciplinary cooperation is now.

Flowing from the foregoing, the 5th Biennial International Conference of the Centre is hinged on critically taking a holistic look at existing policies, practices and strategies of managing human and natural disasters in the country.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: 30th of October 2017

NOTIFICATION OF THE ACCEPTANCE OF ABSTRACTS: 5th of November, 2017

SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS: 18th of November, 2017

ARRIVAL: 20th of November, 2017

OPENING CEREMONY: 21st of November, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m. Prompt

CLOSING CEREMONY: 23rd of November 2017

REGISTRATION FEES:

Paper Presenters:    N15,000

International Participants:  $100

Other Participants: N10,000

All Payments Should Be Made To:

Account Name: Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies

Account Number:  1100024186

Bank Name: Unilorin Microfinance Bank

Full Conference Papers must be submitted in MS Word, Times New Roman, Size 12 Point and not more than 20 pages

Reference Style must be in American Psychological Association (APA) Format

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Ursula Oswald Spring

Secretary-General, International Peace Research Association (IPRA)

National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico 

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