17th Annual International Conference of the Home Economics Research Association of Nigeria


Home Economics Research Association Of Nigeria (HERAN)

Announces her


THEME: Sustainable Development Goals and The Promotion of Family Well-Being: Challenging The Challenges

Date:        21st to 24th September 2016

Venue:     UBA Hall of Fame, University of Nigeria, Nsukka


Ensuring optimal family well-being and survival poses various forms of challenges. Both the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the successor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have crucial relevance to the family as both address issues that are critical to the very survival and wellbeing of individuals, families, societies and nations. In Nigeria, available report indicate that in spite of appreciable progress made at the attainment of the MDGs, some of the target could not be met due to challenges in the areas of poverty, insecurity, gender inequality, absence of inclusive governance and youth unemployment. This means that the MDGs implementation in Nigeria remains an unfinished business that needs to be rolled over to the successor SGDs framework. The family is always at the receiving end and thus bears the brunt of societal challenges which the SDGs target. This scenario has implications for all family-oriented disciplines including Home Economics. Scholars, researchers, practitioners, academics, graduates and students in these disciplines need to come together to explore the SDGs, the targets and other related issues including ways families are concerned and impacted. They should also be interested in issues relating to poverty reduction, youth employment, gender, security, among others. These issues informed the 2016 HERAN conference – which places a lot of emphasis on multi- and trans-disciplinary approach.


  • Issues in family living and SDGs.
  • Poverty: Threats and Reduction.
  • Food, Nutrition and Food Security.
  • Family Resources Development and Management.
  • Human Resource Development.
  • Clothing, Textiles and Fashion Industry.
  • Issues in Environment, Shelter and Sustainable Development.
  • Health and Healthy Lifestyles.
  • Education and SDGs.
  • Issues in Agriculture, Rural Development and SDGs.
  • Youth and Entrepreneurship.
  • ICT and Social Media: Opportunities and Threats.
  • Peace Education, Security and Combating Violence, Crime, Corruption, etc.
  • Gender Issues
  • Governance, Value Reorientation, Civic Responsibilities, Inclusiveness.


Abstracts should not exceed 20 words. Your abstract should have your name and address and title of the paper clearly written and should reach the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) on or before the first week of August 2015.


At least 30 copies of your paper should be brought to the conference venue. The paper should be typed A4 paper and be double spaced. It must not exceed 12 pages with references. Font size should be 12. It must also comply with APA format. PowerPoint presentation facilities will be available.


Local Participants

Conference Fee                                                       N11, 500.00

Vetting Fee                                                              N4, 500.00

Membership Registration                                         N10, 000.00

Annual Dues                                                            N5,000.00

International Participants

Conference Fee                                                               $100

                        CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

                             Wednesday 21st September 2016


                               Thursday September 22nd 2016

10:00 am – 12 Noon: Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address

12 Noon – 3:00 pm: Lead Paper Presentation

2:00pm – 3:00 pm: Lunch Break

3:00pm – 5:30pm: Group Sessions

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Plenary Sessions

                                    Friday September 23rd 2016

9:00am – 2:00pm: Technical Session

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Lunch Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Exhibition/Workshop

4:00pm – 6:00pm: Last Plenary

                               Saturday September 24th 2016



Decent and affordable hotels are available in Nsukka at moderate rates.

                              HOTEL CHARGES PER NIGHT

CEC, UNN                  N6,500 – N8,500

Conis Hotel                N4,000 – N7,500

New Carolina Hotels   N4,500 – N7,500

Grace Manor Suites    N8,000 – N13,000

                         FOR FURTHER ENQUIRES CONTACT

                            Professor Elizabeth U. Anyakoha

                                         LOC Chairman


                                Professor Chinyere A. Igbo

                                          LOC Secretary


                                    Dr. Chiamaka Chukwuone

                                     Assistant LOC Secretary


17th Annual International Conference of HERAN

University of Nigeria

P.O. Box, 3219, Nsukka , Nigeria

Tel:+234-8033940977, +234-8038750197, +234-8035728201

E-mail: jherpublication@admin.heran.org