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Environment Climate Change Language Literature Performing Arts Social Inclusion and Equality Culture Race Ethnicity


Raising Girls Ambition (RAGA) is a project that has taken a central role in the struggle for women, and indeed the Girl-child’s right to a meaningful physical, mental, emotional and socially developed life, in a society that is patriarchal. Raising Girls’ Ambition Conference was conceived to bring together Researchers, Development Practitioners, Policy makers, Educational institutions, Students in Tertiary and Secondary Schools and other Stakeholders who have concern for the development of the girl-child.

RAGA conferences, therefore, bring to the front burner issues that would help girls’ ambitions to be raised. The Conferences feature presentations from international and national NGOs, academia, policy makers, legal practitioners and health workers; as well as Essay and Creative Arts Competition for Secondary School Girls.

The Maiden Edition of the Conference was held in 2015 at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, with the theme – “Girl-Child Education: Pathway to Sustainable Development”; while the 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions (2016; 2017; 2018; 2019;2020) were hosted in partnership with Lead City University, Ibadan, with the themes: “Combating Violence against Women and the Girl-child in Africa and Beyond: Emerging Issues”; Advancing Women’s Leadership for Sustainable Development in Africa and Beyond”; Equipping Girls for Involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for Sustainable Development”; and “Debunking Stereotypes: Empowering Women and Girls for the Digital World for Sustainable Development” and “Advancing Women’s Career for Sustainable development” respectively.

This year, participants will discuss the context and essential of gender and power in social interactions and they influence politics, religion, education, industry, business, and innovations. Gender is not only a cause but also a consequence, instrument and embodiment of power-over relations. It is a key mechanism through which power not only constrains but constitutes individuals and is perhaps the most persistent form of ‘invisible power’ in our world.

The Pre-conference will feature Essay, Inter-School Debate and Creative Arts Project, and Quiz Competitions as well as career talk and virtual excursion for Secondary School Girls. Keynote and Lead papers shall be presented as well as papers and workshops from budding and established academia.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

1) Oral Presentations

Oral presentation will be the main part of sessions at raga2020. Presentations will be scheduled in different sessions, and the sessions will take place in parallel with a duration of 90 minutes. Each session will contain six speakers leaving some time for in depth discussions.

Presentations must be in PowerPoint and should last no longer than 15 – 20 minutes (including 3 mins for Q & A). Presenters must submit their PowerPoint presentation ahead to

Sometimes, poster presentations may be recommended even if you request an oral presentation, due to the limited time periods available for presentations.

2) E- Poster Presentation

All posters should be in electronic format and other formats are not accepted.

Technical specification

1920 pixels by 1080 pixels (an aspect ratio of 16 x 9), save it either as a .jpg or .jpeg file at 100 ppi (pixels per inch)

Poster Display time: 5 mins (to show your poster and Q & A)


Virtual presentations open doors for publication of your abstract and/or your paper without attending the raga2020 conference in person.

Presentation modes:

1) Online – Live presentations using raga2020 online platform

2) Recorded Video Presentation

3) PowerPoint Presentation with voice-over

4) In-person presentation at live venue

The Virtual category includes the following:

  • Online Publish your paper without attending……………… presentation time slot
  • A presentation e-certificate
  • e-abstract book by e-mail
  • Publication of your paper in conference proceedings (online)
  • Opportunity to forward your paper to the reputed Raga Journal of Social Inclusion and Educational Advancement (RAGAJSIEA)
  • Abstract of 250 words should be sent as an email attachment in WORD FORMAT to any of the following:

For consideration of your abstract, the following information must be included:

• Name, mailing address, phone, and e-mail of the first author;
• Names, affiliations, and e-mails of the co-authors;
• Complete contact information of the corresponding author if other than the first author;
• Assignment of abstract category based on the sub-themes provided.

Full papers are not limited to the underlisted themes:

– NOT have been previously presented at another academic conference, accepted for publication (by the date it was uploaded into the conference system), or published;
– Be completed in the following format: Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin, and 8.5 by 11 inch page setting (APA 6th is required);
– Have a page count within the range of 12-15 pages, double-spaced (including figures, table, references); and
– Be submitted as a Word document to:

Sub-themes: Not limited to the underlisted

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Ownership
  • Aviation Industry
  • Financial Industry
  • Language, Literature, and Performing Arts
  • Communication and Social Media
  • Social Inclusion and Equality
  • Culture, Race, Ethnicity, Religion and Social Justice
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Education
  • Managerial and Political Leadership
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Vocation and Career
  • Health Care
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Non-Governmental Organisation

Nigerian AcademicsN10,000N5,000
Nigerian PG StudentsN10,000N5,000
Nigerian Undergraduates N5,000N5,000
International Participants$250$100
Foreign Students$200$75
*Women Business OwnershipN10,000N5,000


Onsite registration fee includes conference materials, coffee breaks, lunch and certificate.

Virtual registration fee includes e-certificate

NB: Students of Higher Institutions MUST submit current evidence of student registration.

Nigerian Participants- Fees are payable to:

Guaranty Trust Bank, Account No. 0171120241.

Sort code: 058194023. Swift code GTBINGLA

Account name: Global Youth Leadership and Girl-Child Foundation.

International Participants can pay via our secure website
Online submission of Abstracts:


Program Committee
Adepeju Oti, PhD. – Lead City University Ibadan, Nigeria
Organizing committee


Ndidi Mercy Ofole, PhD, uiversity of Ibadan, Nigeria

Alfred Masinire, PhD, Wits University, South Africa

Ufuoma Davies, PhD, Lead City University, Ibadan Nigeria


Adepeju Aderogba-Oti, Ph.D
Dept. of Social Sciences Education
Faculty of Arts & Education, Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria.


  • Jacob Samuel Udeme
  • Adeyemi Vivian
  • Agolo Rachael
  • Sanda Ismail Oladimeji
  • Olayinka Paul Olumuyiwa
  • Rongoti Rogonti
  • Mevawala Jency
  • Igheghe Laura
  • AMANI Pacifique Lwabaguma
  • Joseph Blessing
  • Ohue Peter
  • Dr. Ajai Kumar Maurya
  • Lim Vivian
  • Ojoogun Kayode
  • Adeboye Ronke
  • Sediqi Wroshmin
  • Adeoni Funmbi
  • Uwalaka Gift
  • Egbe Uche Brown
  • Oke Michael
  • Akinyemi Olukemi
  • Adetunbi Ridwan
  • Dr. Ukamaka Akuche



  • Olamide Oti-Akappo
  • Oluwaseun Oti-Aina
  • Oghenetejiri Sunday



  • Sithabile Nokulunga Ndlovu, PhD,
    (Wits University,South Africa)
  • Rowdy Duncan, (Phoenix College, Arizona, USA)


Professor K. Adeyemo,
Vice Chancellor Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria



Sponsored by: Global Youth Leadership & Girl-child Foundation


  • Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA Women’s Group)
  • Complex Entertainment LLC, USA

This conference is seeking for sponsors


Selected quality papers shall be published in the peer review, open access RAGA Journal of Social Inclusion and Educational Advancement ISSN 2714-4046 (Print) ISSN 2734-2302 (Online) (affiliated with the faculty of Arts and Education, Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria.;


  • Virtual (ZOOM)
  • In-Person
    International Conference Centre,
    Lagos-Ibadan Express Way,
    Toll Gate Area, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria


All questions about submissions should be emailed to:

All questions about submissions should be emailed to …