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Conference Schedule

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30 2013

8:00 – 8:45

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30

Welcome and Goodwill Messages

 

Opening Remarks

 

Rt. Hon. Aderemi Ikuforiji
Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly

Hon. Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice,
Lagos State.

Senator Umaru Dahiru
Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary,    Human Right and Legal Matters

9:30 - 10:30

MORNING SESSION

Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba, National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP)
Challenges in addressing the prevalence of trafficking in Nigerian women and children: The NAPTIP Experience

Senator Eme Ekaette, Foundation for Family Health Education
Child Witches: Dwelling on the Akwa-Ibom State Experience

Ifeyinwa Mbakogu, School of Social Work, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Ears wide open: What do Nigerian children’s stories about their trafficking experiences tell us about the causes of human trafficking in Nigeria?

 

10:30 - 11:30

Discussion—Q & A—
Chair: Adesuwa Onyenokwe                                    
Publisher TODAY’S WOMAN  

 

11:30 – 1:00

PANEL DISCUSSIONS:
Preventing human trafficking: the place of the family, vulnerable youths and other unexplored triggers

   

1:00 – 1:50

Discussions—Q & A—
Chair: Patrick Oke
Patrick Oke & Associates

   

1:50 - 2:50

LUNCH BREAK

2:50 - 3:50

AFTERNOON SESSION

 

Adaramola Emmanuel, Network of Civil Society Organisations against Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL), Nigeria
Using Local Approaches to tackle Trafficking in Persons in Nigeria- Place of Civil Society Organisations.

Didi Odigie Bedell, Nigerian Law Reform Commission, Abuja, Nigeria
Legal aspects of trafficking in women and children

Sonnie Ekwowusi, Attorney & Notary Public
Sonnie Ekwowusi & Co, Lagos, Nigeria
Hiccups in the Prosecution of Human Trafficking Offenders in Nigeria: An Appraisal of the NAPTIP ACT 2003 (as amended in 2005).

 

3:50 – 4:20

Discussion—Q & A—
Chair: Hon Funmi Tejuoso
Hon. Member, Lagos State House of Assembly

 

4:20 - 5:20

LATE AFTERNOON SESSION

 

Onyeka Iwuchukwu (PhD), School of Arts and Social Sciences, National Open University of Nigeria, Victoria Island, Lagos
The Myth and Realities of Human Trafficking

Ozioma Patsy Onyenweaku, Child's Rights Advancement & Protection Initiatives (CRAPI)
Poverty as a root cause of trafficking in person: A fuller understanding.

Felix Osa Ibode (PhD), Institute of Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Combating Poverty to Reduce the Incidence of Child Trafficking in Nigeria

 

5:20 - 5:50

Discussion—Q & A—
Chair:  Prof. Anselm Emevwo Biakolo
Dean, School of Media and Communication.
Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos

 

5:50

CONFERENCE CLOSES FOR THE DAY

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 2013

 

8:00 - 8:45

Registration and Breakfast

 

9:00 - 9:40

MORNING SESSION

 

Prof Osita Agbu, Research and Studies Department, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, 13/15 Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, NIGERIA.
Trafficking of women and children in Nigeria: what progress?

Franca Attoh (PhD), Department of Sociology, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Trafficking in Young Women in Nigeria: Insights from Benin City

 

9:40 - 10:20

Discussion—Q & A—
Chair: Senator Eme Ekaette
Foundation for Family Health Education

 

10:20 - 11:50

PANEL DISCUSSIONS: NAPTIP & PARTNER AGENCIES
Enlightening the public on NAPTIP’s role in addressing the trafficking of women and children in Nigeria

11:50 - 12:50

Discussion—Q & A—
Chair: Senator Dahiru Umaru
Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary,
Human Right and Legal Matters

1:00 - 2:00

LUNCH BREAK

 

2:00 - 2:40

AFTERNOON SESSION

 

Dr. Philip Njemanze, Global Prolife Alliance (GPA)
Human Organ Trafficking – Towards a Legislative Framework in Africa

Obioma Evelyn Agoziem, Centre for Corrections and Human Development, Nigeria 
Human Trafficking – Towards the Sustainable Protection of Victims.

2:40 - 3:20

Discussion—Q & A—
Chair: Alex Muoka
Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
Lagos Branch

 

3:20 - 4:50

PANEL DISCUSSIONS:  
Speak Out: What are your expectations of NAPTIP as Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency?

 

4:50 - 5:50

Discussions—Q & A—
Chair: Patrick Oke
Patrick Oke & Associates

 

5:50

END OF CONFERENCE