Centre for African Studies (LUCAS)

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LUCAS Schools Project coordinator

Richard Borowski

YASN Conference 2015: Family, Community and Livelihoods

YASN Conference 2015: Family, Community and Livelihoods: Perspectives from Africa – 19 May 2015, Sheffield

Conference Programme
9.15-10.00: Registration/ Tea and Coffee
10.00-10.05: Welcome (Dr. Afua Twum-Danso Imoh/Dr.Thomas Goodfellow)
10.05-10.10: An Overview of YASN (YASN representative)
Pane1 1:
10.10-10.35: Dr. Kate McAlpine-‘Doing the Right Thing to Protect Children in Tanzania: An Explanatory Theory Of The Basic Psychological Process Of Doing the Right Thing’
10.35-11.00: Lydia Marshall-“‘Going to School to Become Good People’ Examining Aspirations to Respectability and Adulthood among School Children in Urban Ethiopia”
11.00-11.25:Taiwo Gbadegesin-‘Acculturation Dilemma in Childrearing Experiences of Nigerian parents in Britain: Conflicts or congruence?’
Panel 2:
11.25-11.50: John Nott-‘Hunger and Medicine in the Gold Coast: the Nutritional Effects of Colonial Rule’
11.50-12.15: Aisha Giwa-‘Contraceptive Use Among Couples in North-Central Nigeria’
12.15-12.40: Dr. Shane Doyle-‘The Meaning of the Family in East Africa’
12.40-13.30: Lunch
Panel 3:
13.30-13.55: Brenda Garvey-‘The Rise and Rise of Urban Wolof: Building New communities and Identities in 21st Century Senegal’
13:55-14.20 Dr. Audrey Small-“‘Works written in French should be taken to be published in Paris’: questions of fair trade in African publishing”
Panel 4:
14.20-14.45: Sumaila I. Asuru-‘The New Philanthropy, Poverty Reduction and Rural Development: A Case Study of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Ghana’
14.45-15:10: Dr. Sarah Stevano- ‘Investing in Women to Achieve Food Security? A Study of Women’s Work and Food in northern Mozambique’
15.10-15.35: Grace Mwaura-‘Self-making and Green Livelihoods among Educated Youth in Contemporary Kenya’

15.35-15.45: Coffee and Tea Break
Panel 5:
15.45-16.10: Dr. Gina Porter-‘Youth Livelihoods in the Cell Phone Era: Perspectives from Urban Africa’
16.10-16.35: Dr. Elsbeth Robson-‘A Generation of Digital Natives: Children’s Use of Mobile Phones in Malawi’
Keynote Address
16.35-17.05: Dr. Nicola Ansell (Reader in Human Geography) ‘Young People, Assets and Access to Sustainable Livelihoods’
17.05-17.20: Q&A
17.20: Closing Remarks (Dr. Thomas Goodfellow/Dr. Afua Twum-Danso Imoh)
Conference Room, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS), 219 Portobello Sheffield S1 4DP
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