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Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Attended

A. Academic Conferences

  1. Faculty of Technology Conference (OAU TekConf 2019), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Nigeria, at African Centre of Excellence (ICT-Driven Knowledge Park), OAU, Ile Ife, held between 22nd and 25th September, 2019. Paper presented: A Pathway to Successful Commercialisation of Academic Research in Nigeria (joint presentation)
  2. The 7th International Conference of the School of Education, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Global Challenges and Implementation of Sustainable Higher Education in Africa, between 12 and 16 November, 2018. Paper presented: Towards a Framework for Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education in Africa.
  3. Fourth International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, between 10 and 12 October, 2017. Paper presented: Entrepreneurship Education Delivery in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and Future Direction (joint presentation).
  4. International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Technology and Energy Research held University of Ibadan, Ibadan, between 14 and 15 June, 2017.
  5. Third International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, between 11 and 13 October, 2016.
  6. Second International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, between 6 and 8 October, 2015.
  7. Faculty of Technology Conference and Exhibition (OAU TekkConf 2015), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Nigeria, at Conference Centre, OAU, Ile Ife, held between 20th and 25th September, 2015. Paper presented: Ensuring Environmental Sustainability through Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  8. International Conference on Gender in the Post 2015 Development Agenda, organised by Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife Nigeria, at Conference Centre of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, between 8 and 9 April, 2015. Paper presented: Can they eat the cake and still have it? Key success factors for women entrepreneurship (joint presentation)
  9. First International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, between 13 and 15 October, 2014. Papers presented (a) Towards Building Strong Foundation for Entrepreneurship Education in Nigeria Tertiary Institutions; (b) Assessment of Entrepreneurial Traits and Intention of Pharmacy Students in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria (joint presentation) & (c) An Exploration of Essential Entrepreneurial Requirements for Successful Practice by Pharmacists in Selected Community Pharmacies in Osun State (joint presentation).
  10. Fourth (4th) EduNet Africa Conference 2014 on “Fostering Technology Entrepreneurship in Nigerian Universities”, held at ICT Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, May 20-22, 2014.
  11. SME Toolkit Nigeria Conference on “Increasing Access to Small Business Solutions”, organised by Enterprise Development Centre of Lagos Business School, Pan African University, Lagos, Nigeria, April, 2013.
  12. African Enterprise Educator Conference on “Exploring Enterprise Education in Africa”, organised by African Enterprise Educator Network at Lagos Business School, Lagos, Nigeria, on 15 – 17 January, 2013.
  13. The 6th Annual International Conference and Workshop on “Managing Research and Innovation for Sustainable Development” on October 21 – 26, 2012, organised by West African Research & Innovation Management Association (WARIMA), held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
  14. One-day Conference on “Entrepreneurship in Practice: Lessons for Enterprise Educators”, organised by Nigeria Enterprise Educators’ Network (NEEN), Southwest Zone, on May 16th, 2012, at Obafemi Awolowo University Conference Centre, Ile-Ife.
  15. The 5th International Conference on “Innovation for Development: Managing Intellectual Property in Africa”, on November 29 – December 3, 2011, organised by West African Research & Innovation Management Association (WARIMA), held at Freetown, Sierra Leone. Paper presented: Transversing the ‘Valley of Death’: Understanding the Determinants to Commercialisation of Research Outputs.
  16. National Conference on “The Role of Engineering & Technology in Achieving Vision 20:2020 (RETAV ’09)”, November 17 – 19, 2009, organised by Faculty of Technology, Obafemi Awolowo University OAU), Ile-Ife, held at Conference Centre, OAU, Ile-Ife. Papers Presented (joint): (a) Technology and Entrepreneurship: A Bedrock of Market Driven and Knowledge-Based Economy & (b) Repositioning Tertiary Institutions within the Nigerian Innovation System for the Achievement of the Vision 20:2020 Millenium Development Goals
  17. Brown International Advanced Research Institute (BIARI) on “Technology Entrepreneurship and Management”, on June 14 – 27, 2009, sponsored by International Affairs of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America (USA). Paper presented: Technological Innovation Sources and Institutional Supports for Manufacturing SMEs in Nigeria
  18. International Conference on ICT Applications, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, September 21 – 25, 2008, at Conference Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Paper Presented: Developing a Model for Delivering Internet-based Business Development Services to Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria.
  19. Proverb Conference in Nigeria on the theme Contemporary Perspectives on African Proverbs, on 1st – 5th August, 2006, at Conference Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Paper Presented (joint): Proverbs and Entrepreneurship: A Yoruba Cultural Dimension to Economic Empowerment in Nigeria.
  20. The Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica, on May 31 – June 3, 2006. Proceeding is on http://www.theibfr.com/archive/ISSN-1931-0285-V1-N1.pdf Paper Presented (joint): The Attitude of Small and Medium Industrialists to Venture Capital Financing in Nigeria.

B. Professional Training Workshop

  1. Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Youth Empowered Campus Tour held at Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria, on 5th September, 2019.
  2. Agribusiness, Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) Training held in 4 locations in Osun State, July 2019. Paper presented: Generating business venture ideas & Business Models Innovation.
  3. Annual Guest Lecture (Maiden Edition) on Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Informal Sector in Information Technology (IT) Sector, held at Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria, on 4th April, 2019.
  4. Obafemi Awolowo University Strategy Retreat, held between 29 and 31 October, 2018 at Timsed Holiday Resort, Ijebu-Ijesha, Osun State, Nigeria.
  5. Training workshop on Blended Electronic-Learning (using Vigilearn Learning Management System), held between 25 and 26 September, 2018 at Obafemi Awolowo University Centre for Distance Learning, Moro, Osun State, Nigeria.
  6. Retirement Planning Workshop, organised for the members of Federal Ministry of Transport/Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, Accident Investigation Bureau (FMT/AFAAN/NCAA/NIMA,AIB) and Other Allied Organisations Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited, held at Peak-Olam Suits, Abeokuta, between 13 and 15 July, 2017. Paper presented: Generating Business Ideas & Business Model Innovation
  7. Retiring into Small Business with Funding Opportunities, organised for the members of MTN Nigeria Employees Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited, in Lagos, 27 May, 2017. Paper presented: Generating Business Ideas & Business Model Innovation
  8. Enrichment Training Workshop for Cooperative Members, held at Awovarsity Cooperative Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, 18&19 October, 2016. Paper presented: Generating business venture ideas & Business Models.
  9. A Training Workshop on Strategic Cooperative Governance, held at IFEDS, OAU, Ile Ife, between 20 and 21 July, 2016. Paper presented: (a) ICT for Productivity Enhancement in Cooperative Business & (b) Strategic Cooperative Management
  10. A Training Workshop for Cooperative Managers, held at IFEDS, OAU, Ile Ife, between 25 and 26 May, 2016 and 7 to 8 June, 2016.
  11. Post Ife Youth Economic Summit on Business Development Training Workshop for Ife Youths, sponsored by His Royal Majesty, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and Bank of Industry, held at Ife City Hall, between 9 and 20 May, 2016. Paper presented: (a) Generation of Business Venture Ideas & (b) Start-up Capital Requirement and Sources of Start-up
  12. Ife Youths Economic Summit (Ifepreneurship: Building Entrepreneurship Competency and Self-Reliance among Ife Youths), held in Ife City Hall, between 6 and 7 May, 2016.
  13. A Training Workshop on Alternative Funding Windows for Cooperative Societies, held at RECTAS, OAU, Ile Ife, between 12 and 13 April, 2016. Paper presented: (a) ICT for Productivity Enhancement in Cooperative Business
  14. Workshop on Project Management and Entrepreneurship Development for Executives of Cooperative Societies, organised by Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies (IFEDS) in collaboration with Department of Agricultural Economics and Centre for Project Management, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey, between 14th and 16th December, 2015. Paper presented: (a) ICT for Productivity Enhancement in Cooperative Business
  15. Workshop on E-Learning Course Design and Development for Academic Staff of Centre of Centre for Distance Learning (CDL) Facilitated Programmes, held CDL Training Room, between 27 and 30 October, 2015.
  16. A 3-Day Training Workshop on “Cooperative Leadership Enrichment Workshop”, organised by Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies (IFEDS) in collaboration with African Centre of Excellence, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria, held at Coral Dubai Deira Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirate, between 28th September and 1st October, 2015. Paper presented: (a) ICT for Productivity Enhancement in Cooperative Business; (b) Managing People at Work & (c) Entrepreneurship in Cooperative Society
  17. A 3-Day Training Workshop on “Innovative Cooperative Investment and Management Strategies”, organised by Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies (IFEDS) in collaboration with African Centre of Excellence, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria, held at Songhai, Port Novo, Republic of Benin, between 8 and 10 September, 2015. Paper presented: Strategic Cooperative Management: ICT Perspective
  18. A 2-Day Training Workshop on “Productivity Enhancement Workshop for Cooperative Managers”, organised by Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies (IFEDS) in collaboration with African Centre of Excellence, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria, between 30 and 31 July, 2015. Paper presented: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Productivity Enhancement in Cooperative Services
  19. A 5-Day Intensive Training Workshop on Statistical Data Analysis with R Package, organised by Department of Mathematics (OAU) in conjunction with Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA), Department of Statistics, Virginia Tech, USA, held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, between 19 and 25 April, 2015.
  20. Price-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE), held at Babson Executive Conference Centre (BECC), Babson College, Boston, USA, May 26-30, 2014.
  21. Part II of ERP4School Foundation Training Workshop on Enterprise Resource Planning (Using SAP Software) held at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa, on 3 – 7 June, 2013.
  22. Part I of ERP4School Foundation Training Workshop Enterprise Resource Planning (Using SAP Software) organised by Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa and Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, held in OAU, Ile-Ife, Nigeria on 13 – 17 May, 2013.
  23. Workshop on “Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Culture in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, May 3rd, 2012, organised by Centre for Industrial Research and Development (CIRD), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Paper presented: Hands-On Exercise on Generating and Screening Business Ideas from University Core Course
  24. One-day Workshop on “Intellectual Property Right for Academic”, organised by the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
  25. A 2-Day Intensive Capacity Building Workshop on Rural Entrepreneurial Development, on November 15 & 16, 2011, organised by DELPHE PROJECT 643 (African Women and Rural Environment), in collaboration with British Council and Department of International Development (DFID), held at Obafemi Awolowo University Conference Centres, OAU, Ile-Ife. Paper presented: (a) Starting a Profitable Business Ventures & (b) Appropriate Business Ownership and Implementing Business Ideas
  26. Workshop on “Enterprise Educator for Employability: Strategies for Developing Entrepreneurial Competence in University Lecturers, October 5th, 2011, organised by Centre for Industrial Research and Development (CIRD), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in collaboration with Nigerian Enterprise Educators Network (NEEN), held at Centre for Distance Learning Main Hall, OAU, Ile-Ife. Paper presented: Generating and Screening Business Ideas from University Core Courses
  27. ­­A 4-day Training Workshop on “Electronic Learning Course Design and Development for Academic Staff”, on July 4 – 7, 2011, organised by Centre for Distance Learning (CDL), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, held at CDL Main Hall, OAU, Ile-Ife.
  28. A 3-day Training Workshop on “Technology Incubation Programme: A Tool for SME Growth”, on May 10 – 12, 2011, held at the Board Room of University of Ibadan Conference Centre, Ibadan.
  29. Incubator Manager Training Workshop on “Managing the Incubator: Marketing and Stakeholder Management; and Financing an Incubator”, on March 15 – 17, 2011, organised by African Incubator Network (AIN), held at Bandwidth Barn, Cape Town, South Africa.
  30. Workshop on “Strengthening the Capacities of Universities in Science and Technology Policy and Innovation Management”, on December 1 – 4, 2009, organised by Obafemi Awolowo University in collaboration with National Universities Commission (NUC) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), at Royal Park Hotel, Iloko Ijesa, Osun State, Nigeria.
  31. Training Workshop on “Small Business Counselling” (Part II), on February 4 – 8, 2008, organised by Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) in collaboration with Acadia Centre for Social & Business Entrepreneurship (ACSBE), Canada, held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria.
  32. ERA Workshop on “Data Analysis and Reporting”, on June 25 & 26, 2007, sponsored by Carnegie Incorporation of New York, held at Development Support Centre, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
  33. Workshop on “Programme Monitoring and Evaluation”, on May 14 – 17, 2007, organised by Centre for Distance Learning (CDL), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, held at CDL Main Hall, OAU, Ile-Ife
  34. Training Workshop on “Small Business Counselling” (Part I), on March 12 – 14, 2007, organised by Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) in collaboration with Acadia Centre for Social & Business Entrepreneurship (ACSBE), Canada, held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria
  35. Lagos State/United Nations Development Programme (LASG/UNDP) 6th Country Programme on Training on Industrial Extension Services, held at the premises of Concrete Communications, Lagos, 19th and 23rd June, 2006. Paper Presented: Pre-Condition for Starting a Small Business.
  36. Vocational Skills Acquisition Programmes for Youths in Osun State, December, 2005. A United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) sponsored programme. Paper Presented: Starting and Managing a Micro/Small Business.
  37. Training Workshop for the Beneficiaries of the Micro Credit of United Nations Development Programme/Osun State Sustainable Human Development Fund (UNDP/OSSHDF), organised in six zones in Osun State, 2004. Paper Presented: Recording Keeping by the SMEs.
  38. Training of Trainers Workshop on “Start-Your-Business” (SYB), on March 8 – 19, 2004, organised by Nigerian Employers Consultative Association (NECA) in collaboration with ILO, held at NECA Office, Lagos.
  39. Workshop on Business Packaging and Competence Enhancement, a sensitization and information workshop organised for Small and Medium Enterprises Operators about SMIEIS by Central Bank with CIRD as Institutional Consultant”. The paper was presented in 10 zones by CIRD between November 2002 and March 2003. Paper Presented: Causes and Aversion of Business Failures.
  40. Sensitisation workshop on “Problems and Constraints of SMEs Development” for Officers of Fountain Trust Bank, Lagos, March 16, 2003. Paper Presented:      Preparation and Appraisal of Business Plan.
  41. Training Programme on Promotion of SMEs in Nigeria, Centre for Industrial Research and Development (CIRD), O.A.U., Nov. 1999. Paper Presented: Assistance Institutions to SMEs in Nigeria.
  42. Training Programme on Promotion of SMEs in Nigeria, Centre for Industrial Research and Development (CIRD), O.A.U., Nov. 1999. Paper Presented: Appropriate Technology Available to SMEs in Nigeria.
  43. Workshop on “Industrial Extension Service Training for Master Craftsmen/Women from Informal Sector Associations (ISAs) and Public Service Officer”, organised by Centre for Industrial Research and Development (CIRD) (a UNDP-Assisted Urban Informal Sector Support Programme, 1997). Paper Presented: Preparing to Implement Changes.
  44. Awareness Creation Workshop on “Work Improvement in Small Enterprise (WISE)”, on December 3 – 5, 1997, sponsored Nigerian Employers Consultative Association (NECA) in collaboration with ILO, held at NECA Office, Lagos.
  45. Workshop on “Entrepreneurship Development Programme for Retiring Officials in Osun State Civil Service” under the UNDP/SMEs Assisted Development Programme in Osogbo, Osun State, November, 1997. Paper Presented: Sourcing of Raw Materials and Appropriate Technology
  46. Workshop on “Monitoring and Evaluation of State and Local Government Finance”, organised by Centre for Industrial Research and Development (CIRD), 1997 and 1998. Paper Presented: Multilateral Assistance Institutions to Public Sectors.
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