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.



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


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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1. Friday, 13th October 2017

a. Vice Chancellor’s press briefing.

b. Book Presentation in Honor of Outgoing Vice Chancellor

Venue: University Auditorium.

Time: 10am prompt

2. Tuesday 17th October 2017

Convocation Play

Title: Susan Wenger (Adunni Olorisa), By Kehinde Adedamola Olalusi

Venue: Performing Arts Theatre

Time: Two shows at 4 and 6pm

3. Thursday 19th October 2017

a) Convocation Lecture

Lecturer: Professor Chris Imafidon

Chair, Excellence in Education Programme (Oxford, UK), World Renowned

Adviser to Presidents, Governments, Monarchs and Corporate Leaders.

Topic: The Genius in You: New Tools, Techniques and Technology for Developing

the Individual and Institutional Greatness.

Venue: University Auditorium

Time: 10am Prompt

b) Chancellor’s Cocktail in Honor of Convocation Lecturer

Venue: Multipurpose Hall.

Time: 2pm

4. Friday 20th October 2017

a) Convocation Day 1.

Award of Prizes, First Degrees and Diplomas for Faculties of Arts, Education,

Law, Management Sciences and Social Sciences

Venue: University Auditorium

Time: 10am Prompt

5. Saturday 21st October 2017

Convocation Day 2

a) Award of Prizes, First Degrees for Faculties of Agriculture, Engineering & Tech, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Communication and Information Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences Physical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Postgraduate Degrees and Diplomas.

Venue: University Auditorium

Time: 10am Prompt

 b) Commissioning of Projects

Venue: Project Sites

Time: 1.00 pm

c) Convocation Luncheon and Merit Awards

Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall

Time: 3pm:

The Offa Students’ Union (OSU), University of Ilorin Chapter, will this Wednesday (July 12, 2017) hold its 4th Annual Public Lecture and the celebration of the 22nd Anniversary of the Union.

According to a statement jointly signed by the President and the General Secretary of the Union, Afolabi Abdullahi and Abdullahi Sikiru, respectively, the event will hold at the Social Sciences Lecture theatre (SSLT) by 10.00a.m.

The first segment of the Lecture, titled “The Rapid Growth and Sustainable Development of Offa Community as Collective Responsibilities for every indigene including Males and Females, Young and Old” will be delivered by the Head of the Department of Dramatic Art, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Dr Bayo Afolabi.

The second segment of the Lecture, titled “The Widespread of Corruption as a First Class Immoral Conduct of Practice and Embezzlement of Public Funds in Nigeria:  Causes and Way Out”, will be delivered by Prof. G.T. Ijaiya of the Department of Economics, University of Ilorin.

The statement made available to Unilorin Bulletin, added that the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali (OON) is the Chief Host, while the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ilorin, Prof. B. Salawu, and the Director, Unilorin Medical Services, Dr. Rasheed Odunola, will be the Fathers of the day, while the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Ilorin, Prof. (Mrs.) N.Y.S. Ijaiya, will be the Mother of the day.

Members of the Union and the general public are cordially invited.

The 171st Inaugural Lecture of the University of Ilorin will be delivered this Thursday (August 3, 2017) at 5.00p.m. by Prof. Samuel Kolade Ernest of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Health Sciences.

The Lecture, entitled “…And the Child Died, Oh! No! Not Again: Adventures in Childhood Morbidity Prevention and Mortality Reduction”, will hold at the University Auditorium under the Chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali (OON).

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

The Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Ilorin, will this Wednesday (July 12, 2017) hold its 1st Faculty Distinguished Lecture series for 2017.

The Lecture, entitled “Contemporary Issues in the Management of Higher Education in Nigeria”, holds at the University Auditorium by 10.00a.m.

A statement made available to Unilorin Bulletin stated that Prof. Toyin Falola of the University  of Texas, Austin, USA is the Guest Lecturer while the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali (OON), and the Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Prof. Jackson Olujide, are the Chief Host and Host respectively. 

A former Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. David Olufemi Durosaro, will be the Lecture Reviewer.

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