The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Partnership with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) organized a Workshop on International Women’s Day on the Theme Nigerian Women and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Contemporary Challenges. The conference took place on the 8th March, 2016. The Participants to the workshop were drawn from both Non-governmental and civil society groups as well as from the academia. The Papers presented in the workshop are, Women Participation and Representation in Nigerian Politics: Observations from the 2015 General Election presented by Professor Osita Agbu and (Mrs.) Oluwatooni Akinkuotu; Empowering Nigerian Women in a Depressed Economy: Challenges and Prospects by Dr. Godwin Ichimi, The Plight of Women in Conflict Areas in Nigeria: Need for Interventions by Mr. Sharkdam Wapmuk and Dr. Chinasa Ugwuanyi, and Women and Workplace Conditions in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and Prospects by Dr (Mrs) Chinwe Nwanna.
The substance of the workshop was that it presented the condition of the Nigerian women in the area of politics and representation, the economy, conflict situation and in the work place. The object is to consider these in relation to the post-2015 Development Agenda embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).