Region of Africa

Home Economics Professional Assocation of Nigeria (HEPAN) 8th National Conference

Home Economics Council of Nigeria (HECON) announces
Home Economics Professional Association of Nigeria (HEPAN) 8th National Conference

"Family Dynamics: A Home Economics Perspective of Building A Strong and Peaceful Nation Across Boundaries"

hosted by: National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA)

24th - 28th October 2018

Prof. Taiwo AJAYI HAll, NIEPA Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria

Submitted by: Prof. Dr. Patricia MBAH, President HEPAN

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The 2017 Ghana Home Economics Association's (GHEA's) International Biennial Conference

Home Economics for Sustainable Job Creation and Healthy Lifestyle in Africa"
Venue: The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
Date: Wednesday, July 26th - Friday, 28th, 2017

Executive Summary
Most people in Ghana are ignorant about the importance of the principles of Home Economics in sustainable national development as a result, look down on the course and profession. The general opinion about the course is that, it is about the three "S", which is "Stirring" (cooking), "Sewing" and "Sweeping" (maintaining the home). On the contrary, Home Economics is deeper and wider than it seems. It draws from a range of disciplines to achieve optimal and sustainable living standards for individuals, families and communities. By implication, Home Economics is an academic discipline and a curriculum area connected to everyday living in households and in wider societal arenas. It is a science and an art. It applies knowledge in sciences and the arts. Therefore, the need to educate Ghanaians/Africans about the importance of practicing the principles of Home Economics and its related fields for healthy and sustainable nationwide family living cannot be overemphasised. This conference therefore, lays a foundation for a vigorous public education on the subject as well as improve its teaching and learning. 

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Submitted by: Enyonam C. KUDONOO, Ph.D., GHEA President/Conference Chair


African Commission on Human & Peoples' Rights

Report of the Study on the Situation of Women

"Human Rights Defenders in Africa"

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Home Economics Council of Nigeria (HECON)/International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) Africa Region International Conference 2017

24th - 28th October 2017

"Developing Skills for improved social and economic Conditions of Families and global Communities: Home Economics Future Direction"

Hosted by: The Department of Home Economics, Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Uyo, Nigeria

Elf Auditorium, University of Uyo Main Campus - Uyo, Nigeria

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Conference Registration Form July 2017 Read more


The Fourth International Conference on Home Economics - Helwan University, Egypt

2016 May 16 - 17

"Effectiveness of Home Economics Role in Citizenship and Community Development"

Helwan Univesity, Faculty of Home Economics - Cairo, Egyp

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Submitted by: Mona Sharaf ABDELGALIL, IFHE Liaison Egypt


Stories of Change

Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities: Stories of Change
This publication includes no less than 27 chapters produced by 50 authors from countries across the African continent including: South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Botswana, Malawi, Uganda, Malawi, Nigeria, Morocco, Egypt, Zambia, Mozambique and Rwanda.

Edited and supported by: Heila LOTZ-SISITKA, Gitile NAITULI, Amanda HLEMGWA, Mike WARD, Ayobami SALAMI, Akpezi OGBUIGWE, Mahesh PRADHAN, Marie NEESER and Sanne LAURIKS

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Submitted by:Mona Sharaf ABDELGALIL, IFHE Liaison Egypt


Introduction to the "Best Practices" in Homework – by Prof. Rainer STAMMINGER, University of Bonn, Germany

On the occasion of the 1st International Conference on "Specific Education for Sustainable Development" which was organised by the Faculty of Specific Education, Alexandria University, Egypt, Prof. Dr. STAMMINGER has forwarded a Video Message in which he had introduced the Best Practice Posters.

Please click here for download and/or start the Video Message (55 MB)

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