Project Team Members
Nigerian Project Team Members
Dr. Patrick Erah is a senior lecturer in Faculty of Pharmacy. He received a PhD from the United Kingdom in 1994 on a Commonwealth Scholarship. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the University of Benin. Dr Erah has participated actively in many projects within and outside the University of Benin. These include the establishment of ICT facilities in the University, development of the University website. He coordinated a training program on fund raising fundamentals for selected UNIBEN staff (funded by Carnegie Corporation, USA), established an e-Learning Centre in the University and is currently coordinating UNIBEN’s HIV/AIDS program (both are funded by United States Department of Public Affairs).
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Michael Ibiezugbe has taught majority of Social Work courses at the Diploma in Social Work. He was part of the team that helped put together the Bachelor of Social Work in the Department in 1995. He has taught courses like Introduction to Social Work, Social Case Work, Social Group, Social Welfare Administration, Philosophy and Ethics of Social Work. His research interest includes all aspects of the family, child, the handicapped and the aged.
Mr. Sunday Ofili Ibobor is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Benin. He is also the departmental coordinator for the Social Work Programmes. He has a master in Demography. Majority of Mr. Ibobor’s teaching is in the Social Work Programme. He is the creator of a weekly television programme in Benin City Social Work and Society which aims at educating the Nigerian public on how Social Work contributes to different social issues.
Dr. Gloria Osaghae is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Benin, Benin City. She obtained a B.Sc. in Sociology from the University of Ibadan ; M.Sc. Sociology, University of Ibadan and Ph.D. Sociology, University of Ibadan. She teaches Medical Sociology/Medical Social Work and Sociology of Organizations. She have been involved in research work in Gender Studies and also served as Consultant in Women Trafficking, Harmful Traditional Practices, and Empowerment Studies.
Dr. Henrietta Agun is the NGO/community member of the team. She is the president of the NGO Coalition on Trafficking Project and a very active crusader on the affairs of women, especially in the area of gender equality and violence against women. She is a past national officer of the National Council of Women Societies, the Coordinator of Women Action Initiative, a member of Edo State Committee on Youth Reassure Centre, State Action Committee on HIV/AID; Edo State Committee on Human Trafficking; and Edo State Women Advisory Committee. Her connections to these different committees and organizations will ensure that SWIN remains locally relevant.