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In the quest for Economic Growth in Africa who is getting left behind and why?

A new project from the Institute of Development Studies, entitled "Diverse Voices 2012" recently brought together three small groups in Malawi, Ethiopia and Kenya to discuss the issues and events of most importance to the vulnerable in these societies. The groups were a forum for some of those whose opinions have not had an equal chance of reaching lawmakers, practitioners, researchers and journalists. As a result, Diverse Voices is hosting a Global Debate on 7th June 2012. The focus will be the question that these groups felt most needed answering - In the quest for Economic Growth in Africa who is getting left behind and why?

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Urban Landmark Report 2011-13
L. Gavera; M. Napier / Urban LandMark, 2013
For the next few decades, one of the greatest challenges for the majority of people living on the African continent will be how to integrate into urban life and society. Barriers to entry into formal property systems and urban sub-mar...
Cereal market dynamics: the Malian experience from the 1990s to present.
V. Kelly; A. Murekezi; N. Me-nsope / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2012
This paper assesses the role that cereal markets could play in contributing to poverty reduction in both urban areas through reductions in food prices and rural areas through increases in farm incomes, focusing particularly on the Mal...
Report of the WINNN-ORIE Nutrition Stakeholders Engagement Event, 29 April 2014, Abuja
T. Barker; K. Pittore / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
This report summaries the issues discussed at a meeting of key federal and state stakeholders on how to tackle undernutrition in Northern Nigeria, which took place in Abuja in April 2014. Participants included staff from state and fed...
Empowering women through higher education in Nigeria
M. Fapohunda Tinuke / International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2011
Does higher level of education imply greater women empowerment in Nigeria? What factors inhibit women’s participation in higher education in the country? What are the benefits and prospects of women empowerment? This paper has a...
The epistemology of womanhood: ignored contentions among Igbo women of eastern Nigeria
J. O. Chimakonam / African Journals Online - AJOL, 2013
Can gender consciousness influence behaviour patterns? This publication aims to extrapolate that sometimes the discrimination that women suffer are not inspired by masculine outlooks, but by the feminist mind-set, that is, the epistem...
Farmers’ production and marketing response to rice price increases and fertilizer subsidies in the Office Du Niger
D. Mather; V. Kelly / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2012
This paper aims to inform the debate about farmers’ response to the Rice Initiative (RI) in Mali and rising rice prices, comparing crop production and marketing before and after the price spikes and the introduction of the RI in...
Trends in per capita food availability in West Africa, 1980-2009
N.M. Me-Nsope; J.M. Staatz / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2013
The goal of this paper is to provide evidence of shifts in food consumption patterns in the ECOWAS countries of West Africa from 1980 through 2009. The paper reveals a trend towards greater per capita calorie supplies for most ...
Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) Statement on the President's Inauguration Speech: Women's Issues are National Issues
In response to the Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan’s inauguration speech following his election in 2011, the Women’s Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) issued this statement making strong demands for a more i...
Women's Land Link Africa country fact sheet: Nigeria
This factsheet gives a statistical and categorical overview of information pertaining to land tenure, land legislation and land policies in Nigeria. It highlights past and existing legislation regarding land holding and tenure, inheri...
Gender and Power Relations in Nigeria
R. I. Ako-Nai 2013
Written by various authors, this book explores the past, present and future of gender and relations in Nigeria. The first chapter explores whether western feminist theories are applicable in Africa. The first part of this b...
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