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The 21st century has ushered humanity into a phase of development that was hitherto unknown and unimagined. With it came frightening challenges in numbers and magnitude that elicited the concern of governments and world bodies globally. There are issues of population growth, crises within and between nations, natural disasters, environmental problems, terrorism, insecurity and many others. However, one fundamental challenge of the 21st century is how to guarantee that the present generation optimises its opportunities without compromising the chances of future generations. This is against the backdrop of the fact that the earth’s resources are not infinite and should be used with utmost care and caution such that the prospects of the future generation are not jeopardized.

The FESTSCHRIFT in honour of Prof. Patrick A. Edewor is proposed to mark his 60th birthday. It will be recalled that Prof. Edewor has teaching and research experience in the field of Sociology with special interest in Population Studies for the better part of the last three decades. He has equally mentored younger academics and supervised at least a dozen Ph.Ds in addition to scores of Masters and undergraduate students. The proposed FESTSCHRIFT will serve as a befitting tribute and crowning glory to this pious and self-effacing academic. Prof. Edewor has a humble disposition and robust intellect with which he has touched many lives both within and outside the university system.


a.     Theoretical and conceptual issues in the Social Sciences regarding sustainable development

b.     Understanding the development crises and issues in 21st century

c.      Sustainable development issues

d.     Population issues in sustainable development

e.      Gender issues in sustainable development

f.       Africa cultures in the 21st century.

g.     The mass media and sustainable development in the 21st century

h.     Security and national development

i.       Indigenous knowledge systems and sustainable development

j.       Peace/conflict and sustainable development

k.     ICTs and sustainable development

l.       Entrepreneurship, innovation and national development

m.  Environmental issues and sustainable development

n.     Rural-Urban migration and sustainable development

o.     Urban resilience and sustainable development

p.    Pedagogy and sustainable development 

q.     Economic issues in sustainable development 

r.      Healthcare and sustainable development 

s.      Psychological issues in sustainable development.

t.       Political issues in sustainable development 

u.     Sociological issues in sustainable development 

v.     Spatial-temporal issues in sustainable development   

w.   Other related themes.

Tributes to Prof. Patrick A. Edewor are welcome. Abstracts of not more than 250 words are invited from contributors and should reach the organizers not later than 28th February, 2018. Authors of all accepted abstracts will be informed by 31st April, 2018. Full papers for all accepted abstracts are expected by 31st May, 2018.

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          Dr. A.C. Onwumah       (Chairman, FOC) 

          Dr. D. Imhonopi            (Member, FOC)

          Dr. T. O. George            (Member, FOC)

          Dr. M. I. Ozoya             (Secretary, FOC)

Welcome address by the President!


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