IGSR PROJECTS

PAST PROJECTS

Annual Distinguished Lectures


  • -Annual Distinguished Lecture 1996, by Professor Ali Mazrui, Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, USA- July 17, 1996. Topic: Africa in the 21st Century: Problems and Prospects.
  • --Annual Distinguished Lecture 1998, May 20, by His Excellency, General Ibrahim Babangida, former President and Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces of Nigeria. Topic: Africa and Globalization: The Challenges and Linkages in the 21st Century.
  • -Annual Distinguished Lecture on “The African Union and Challenges of Development: Towards a New Africa”, delivered by His Excellency Dr. Sam Nujoma, President of Nambia, December 01, 2003, Jos Plateau State.
  • -Annual Distinguished Lecture on May 20, 1997, by His Excellency , Chief Ernest Shonekan, (Former Head of State and Chairman, Vision 2010 Committee); Topic: The Nigerian Economy in the 21st Century: Problems and Prospects.

CAPACITY BUILDING TRAININGS

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WOMEN CAPACITY BUILDING TRAININGS

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  • -Workshop on “Women, Politics and Democratization in Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau States” July 7-10, 1998; Co-sponsored by the United States Information Service and IGSR.
  • -“The Performance of Women Candidates in Local Government Elections of December 5, 1998”. Field Research sponsored by Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), Lagos- completed March 1999.
  • -Training Workshop on “Women and Leadership” for Elected Women at Local Government Level, April 12-15, 1999; sponsored by Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA).

CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS AND SECURITY

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  • -International Conference on “The Military in Africa and Latin America: A Dialogue between Soldiers and Civilians in Quest of Democracy” August 7-11, 2000 Abuja.
  • -National Dialogue on “Civil-Military Relations: Soldiers and Civilians in Quest for a Durable Democracy” November 5-8, 2001. Lafia, Nasarawa State.
  • -National Dialogue on “Civil-Military Relations: Soldiers and Civilians in Quest for a Durable Democracy” September 8-12, 2002, Enugu, Enugu State.
  • -National Dialogue on “Civil-Military Relations: Soldiers and Civilians in quest for a Durable Democracy” December 2003, Calabar, Cross River State.
  • -The 4th National Civil Military Dialogue: Assessing and Dealing with National Security Challenges, July 1-4, Best Western Ajiji Hotel, Abuja

CONSULTANCY

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  • -National Round Table on Distribution of Powers and Responsibilities in Nigeria, Forum of Federation, Jos, September 2003.
  • -Consulted for National Assembly on the preparation of Four Bills on Armed and Security Services, 2002-2003, National Assembly, Abuja.
  • -Consulting Institution to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on: Poverty Studies in Kaduna State, January 1997- February 1998 sponsored by UNDP.
  • -States’ Vision Plans of Development in Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau , Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe Adamawa and Borno States, January – September 1997, Sponsored by UNDP.

FEDERALISM

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  • -Seminar on Problems of Africa Development, led by Prof Ali A. Mazrui, July 12, 1996
  • -National Conference on “Constituency Relations: North-West” June 27, The Presidency.
  • -National Roundtable on “The Challenges of National Integration in Nigeria”, October 19, 2004, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.

FINANCE AND FISCAL FEDERALISM

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  • -National Roundtable Conference on Liberalization and Economic Reforms, November 14-17, 1995, co-sponsored by the World Bank and IGSR in Jos, Nigeria.
  • -Workshop on “Resource Generation, Financial Management, Accountability and Transparency: for Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa States” at Zaranda Hotel, Bauchi, Bauchi State, September 24-27,1997- Co-sponsored by the Governments of Gombe, Nasarawa and Bauchi States, Frederic-Ebert Foundation; and IGSR.
  • -Training Workshop on “Revenue Generation, Fiscal Management, Accountability and Transparency for Nasarawa State Government” October 17-19, 2000 Lafia, Nasarawa State.
  • -Training Workshop on “Revenue Generation, Fiscal Management, Accountability and Transparency” for Revenue Officials in Bauchi State October 12-14, 1999; in Collaboration with Bauchi State Government.
  • -Training Workshop on “Revenue Generation, Fiscal Management, Accountability and Transparency for Taraba State Government”. January 25-27, 2001 Jalingo, Taraba state.
  • -National Workshop on “Fiscal Federalism in Nigeria: Facing the Challenges of the Future”, March 3-7, 2007, Abuja.

FIELD RESEARCH

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  • -Data Collection and Analysis of 1998-1999 Elections, for all States of the Federation, sponsored by the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), April-July, 1999.
  • -In-Depth Study on Governance Country Evaluation: Assessment of Development Results. Nigeria 1997-2002, UNDP”.
  • -UNDP Assessment Team, March 2003.
  • -UNDP/UN-Habitat/National Bureau of Statististics Assessment of Good Urban Governance in Markudi and Gombe, August 2010-January 2011
  • -Monitoring and Evaluation of MDG Programmes/Projects in Kogi State, funded by the Federal Government through the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGS,Nov.2009-June 2010; and December 2010-May 2011.
  • -Monitoring and Evaluation of MDG Programme/Projects in Taraba State for 2010/2011 Projects, funded by the Federal Government,2012.

LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS

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  • -Seminar on International Law and Human Rights led by Prof. Seyom Brown, Brandeis University, USA Co-sponsored by the United States Information Services (USIS) and IGSR Jos, Nigeria- May 27,1998.

SECURITY AND PEACE

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  • - “Youth Peace Conference: Towards Enduring Peace in Jos”, Sponsored by CIDA, March 22-24, 2010 at Hill Station, Jos
  • -Enduring Peace in Jos: Arresting the Cycle of Violent Conflicts (Jos Peace Project) funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), December 2009- March, 2012 (Phase 1).
  • -Enduring Peace in Jos: Arresting the Cycle of Violent Conflicts (Peace in Jos Project), funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), March 2014-July 2017 (Phase II).
  • -The Youth and Peaceful Coexistence in Community: The Plateau Case (Bokkos, Mangu and Pankshin) project funded by the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund(GCERF), Geneva(August 2016 – December 2018)
  • - The Youth and Peaceful Coexistence in Community: The Plateau Case Phase II (Bokkos, Mangu Kanke, Kanan and Pankshin) project funded by the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF), Geneva - ongoing till December 2021).

PUBLICATIONS

IGSR has a number of publications, including 2 journals of the Institute, as part of its Desktop Publishing.