The Yusufu Bala Usman Institute and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung invite you to the free online book launch of 'The Face of Poverty in Nigeria' on 21 September at 11am N time, 10am GMT.
This book seeks to penetrate the statistics on poverty, to shine a light on the individuals, across all of Nigeria, who are actually experiencing it. We document in their own words how they live, their problems and their strategies for coping with often impossible situations.
We hope that their narratives will enable policy makers to develop sustainable solutions that are grounded in local realities rather than imported policies that further entrench underdevelopment.
We also examine the causes of poverty in the country such as neo-liberal economic policies imposed by the World Bank and IMF since the 1980s, including pervasive corruption, failed government policies, gender discrimination and climate change. We will look at the impact of these factors on poverty.
Finally, we seek to draw lessons from the experiences of those we interviewed and evaluate what these mean for the future of democracy in Nigeria.
This book is launched in commemoration of the 17th memorial anniversary of the late Dr Yusufu Bala Usman.
Book launch moderator:
Professor Mike Kwanashie (Veritas University, Abuja)
Owei Lakemfa (former Secretary General of the Organisation of African Trade Union Unity)
Professor Hauwa Mahdi (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Dr Hussaini Abdu (Country Director of CARE International, Abuja)
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