PROF OSITA AGBU
Osita Agbu is Research Professor at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Lagos, Nigeria. His specializations include Democracy and Governance; Science, Technology and Development, and Nigerian Foreign Policy. Professor Agbu presented one of the lead papers at the Vienna Forum to Fight Human Trafficking in 2008. He is co- editor, Nigeria in the Global Arena (2011); editor, Children and Youth in the Labour Process in Africa (CODESRIA, 2009);formerly editor of the Nigerian Journal of International Affairs (NJIA) (2004 – 2011); and currently editor of the Survey of Nigerian Affairs. Professor Agbu has also been Visiting Research Fellow at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala; Institute for Global Dialogue, Johannesburg; and Institute for Developing Economies, Japan.
PAPER TITLE: Trafficking of Women and Child in Nigeria: What Progress?
PROF ADERANTI ADEPOJU
Aderanti Adepoju has extensive career in academic and international public service. For over four decades, he has taught and conducted research on internal and international migration and regional integration in Africa. Adepoju has also published extensively on migration and development issues in Africa. His recent books include: Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa, (2007); and Migration in the service of African development: Essays in honour of Professor Aderanti Adepoju (2011)a bookedited by J. Oucho to celebrate Adepoju’s distinguished career in African migration research. Professor Adepoju has been President of Union for African Population Studies and member of World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Migration. He is currently Chief Executive, Human Resources Development Centre; Co-ordinator, Network of Migration on Africa and member of The Hague Process on Refugee and Migration Policy.
PAPER TITLE:The role of research, advocacy and policy in curtailing trafficking in women and children in Nigeria