Meet Our Very Special Guest: Dr. (Mrs.) Obiageli (Oby) Ezekwesili
Obiageli “Oby” Ezekweseli is a leading chartered accountant who was co-founder of global anticorruption group, Transparency International. She is also one of the co-conveners of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign to find the 300 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in 2014. She has held several keys positions within the Nigerian government including senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on Budget Monitoring and Price Intelligence, Minister of Minerals Resources and Minister for Education. During her time as Education Minister, she led an extensive and comprehensive reform program …
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GUIDELINES FOR PANEL & ROUNDTABLE PRESENTERS
Each day of the conference has a simple structure that starts with a plenary session where all participants are present, and the topic for discussion is broad and relevant to both researchers and practitioners. This session offers a great opportunity to learn from people who are actively engaged in the CSO space.
The rest of the day is built around Breakout Sessions where participants get to engage in smaller groups over topics they have specific interests in, and each day ends with a Roundtable Discussion that focuses on broad, practice-oriented topics. Here, all participants get to listen to a discussion and ask questions and make comments and network. Between all these sessions, there will be lunch and snacks provided.
Presentations will be included in AROCSA’s online journal as part of the inaugural conference proceedings. Each author will have the opportunity to revisit their presentation following the conference, using feedback and insights gained from the interaction to adapt it to a citation & formatting style as maybe decided by the online journal’s Editorial Team.
Plenary sessions have special guests speaking to all participants and there will be Question & Answer segments at the end, facilitated by an AROCSA Moderator.
1. Each Breakout Panel Session will start with a 5-minute introduction by the Moderator, who may also solicit questions from the participants, regarding what they would like to learn from the session. This will be useful to the presenters in their delivery.
2. Each session has three speakers and is allocated a total of 1.5 hours. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to present his/her topic, one after the other. Participants will be asked to hold on to their questions till the end.
3. Presentations can be made in the form of PowerPoint and/or speaking points.
Presenters intending to use PowerPoint must inform organizers in advance for logistical preparations. Each presenter must also present at least a 2-pager summary/outline of the presentation that can be shared with participants and also shared on the conference website.
4. Presenters of papers may use already existing papers they have written, which speak directly to the topic, or may write papers specifically for the conference, placing the papers in the broader context of the conference.
5. The remaining 30 minutes will cover general contributions and questions from the floor.
6. The moderator shall conclude the session with a challenge to participants (ask them) to note down and/or share ONE step/action they will take as a result of insights gained. One Simple Action.
1. Each Roundtable Discussion Session will start with a 5-minute introduction by the Moderator, who may also solicit questions from the participants, regarding what they would like to learn from the session. This will be useful to the presenters in their delivery.
2. Each panelist will have a maximum of 10 minutes to share a little about the work they do, and their personal and institutional/organizational position on the topic at hand.
3. Unlike the breakout sessions, this discussion will be a very interactive one with the Moderator asking questions that any of the guests can answer, sharing their views and experiences. The Moderator will also involve the audience in the discussions.
4. The moderator shall conclude the session with a challenge to participants (ask them) to note down and/or share ONE action they will take as a result of insights gained. One Simple Action.
GUIDELINES FOR EXHIBITORS/POSTER PRESENTATIONS
1. CSOs are invited to set up a desk where they can share their work – brochures and other literature, a screen to showcase audiovisual content (they must bring their own screen/ projector and laptop for this)
2. Both CSOs and researchers may opt to create posters on standard A2 paper to show highlights of their work and interact with conference participants and get feedback on their work. The poster should summarize research and focus on findings, or share CSOs’ interventions and results.
3. The mornings (pre-conference plenary) and break times will give participants an opportunity to visit and interact with presenters.