2005 Murtala Muhammed Memorial Conference


Theme: “Breaking Barriers & Limitations-Role of Women in Development”

Session 1 Women and the Law
Paper: Gender Equity: The International Perspective: Mrs. Graca Machel Mandela, President Foundation for Community Development, Mozambique
Paper: Women The Constitution and Applicable Law: Mrs. Mariam Uwais, Senior Partner, Wali-Uwais & Co., Nigeria
Paper: Inheritance Laws and Women’s Property Rights: Mr. Yemi Candide-Johnson, Senior Partner, Strachan Partners, Nigeria
Paper: Gender Integration in Policy Reforms: Dr. Goke Adegoroye, Director-General, Bureau of Public Services, Nigeria
Session 2 Women Empowerment and Gender Equality
Paper: Bridging the Gender Disparity in the Labour Market: Mr. Fola Adeola, Chairman and Founder, Fate Foundation, Nigeria
Paper: Career Development in Women Education: Mr. Kunle Elebute, Senior Partner, KPMG, Nigeria
Paper: The Place of Culture and Science in the Development of Women:
Ms. Elizabeth Muondo, Director, UNESCO, Nigeria
Paper: The Relevance of Women in Conflict Resolution: Resource Control
Issues: Mr. Basil Omiyi, Managing Director, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Nigeria


Session 3 Leadership and Management
Paper: The Relevance of Women in Conflict Resolution: The Oil and Gas Industry: Chief Sena Anthony, Secretary to the Board and Legal Adviser, Nigerian National Petroleum Company, Nigeria
Paper: Women in Politics: The Challenges: Sen. Daisy Danjuma, Chairman,
Senate Committee on Women Affairs and Youth
Paper: Women in Banking: Indispensable Assets?: Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede, Managing Director, Access Bank Plc, Nigeria Paper: Financial Sector Adjustments: The Gender Implications: Dr. Ngozi
Okonjo-Iweala, Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria

2005 Conference Communiqué