Africa Centre for Public Leadership

at Fled International Leadership Institute, Abuja 

in Collaboration with

African University of Science & Technology, Abuja


1st International Conference on Leadership, Gender, and Public Governance in Africa. 


Background to the Conference 

The 20th century was defined by human rights struggles. The 21st century is being defined by the delivery of equal rights for men and women in the public space. In all spheres of society, leadership appears to have a certain image: the male image. Perhaps that explains why in his book Leadership is Male (1988), David Pawson posits, “Patriarchal society is a reflection of divine fatherhood”.  However, Joan Martin (1996) in her own book, “Is Leadership Male?” questioned Pawson’s assertion, saying that leadership is gender-blind.

In global development discourses in recent times, there has been a growing demand for convergence of leadership and gender. This demand is not limited to specific professions, but across all professional disciplines: Health, Academics, Politics, Banking, Sports, Accounting, Law, Military, Security Agencies, and others.

This conference will examine the different theoretical and practical issues around leadership, gender, and public governance in Africa.

Theme: Transformative Public Leadership and Sustainable Development: A Gendered Perspective

Proposed Date:  November 14-17, 2024

Venue:  African University of Science & Technology, Abuja.

Call for Paper/abstracts

Interested participants and paper presenters are invited to submit their abstracts to: and

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024


  • Gender and Leadership Challenges in the Health Sector
  • Gender and Leadership Challenges in the Academic Circles
  • Business transformation through effective Leadership
  • Gender Role in Leadership and Development
  • Leadership, Governance and insecurity in Nigeria
  • Gender Leadership Challenges and Growth in the Banking Sector
  • The Media Industry and the Challenge of Gender Leadership
  • Communication and effective conflict resolution: the role of leaders
  • Understanding the role of a leader in sustaining development
  • Leadership dynamics in Nigeria: strategies and techniques
  • Gender leadership in Tech and ICT Sector
  • Gender Leadership Opportunities & Challenges in Housing Real Estate Industry
  • Gender Dimensions to Crime and Criminality rate in Africa
  • Gendered Entrepreneurial Leadership and Economic Empowerment
  • Gendered leadership in the Agriculture Sector

Expected Participants

  • Professionals from various sectors.
  • Government MDAs
  • Members of the National Assembly
  • Ministry of Women Affairs, etc
  • International Organizations
  • Tertiary Institutions
  • Accomplished females from Banking, Media and Communication, Real Estate, industries: ICT, etc.

Conference fees:

  • Post Graduate Student: N10,000/$30
  • Author: N20,000/$40
  • Non-Author: N10,000/$30
  • Other Participants: N30,000/$50
  • Virtual Presentation: N10,000/$30


About the Host University

African University of Science and Technology (AUST) was established in 2007 as specialized university to stand as a beacon of excellence in Africa’s educational landscape.

The University offers unparalleled opportunities for growth and development in the fields of Science and Technology. With a state-of-the-art facilities, world-class faculty, and dynamic learning environment, students at AUST receive the best education possible.

The University is located at Km 10, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Road,  Galadimawa, in the heart of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.

The University offers excellent facilities for conference and recreation. Participants at this Conference will have amply opportunity to explore the beauty of the University campus and the surrounding City of Abuja.

About Fled Institute/ACPL

Fled International Leadership Institute is a graduate leadership school established Nigeria in 1999 to train and nurture transformational public leaders in Africa. Africa Centre for Public Leadership is one of the Centres at the Fled Institute with the mandate to promote leadership induction and dialogue of contemporary public issues. The Centre is responsible for coordinating this Conference on behalf of Fled Institute.

Conference Director/Team Leader, LOC:

Dr. Anuli Regina Ogbuagu, fpl

Director, Africa Centre for Public Leadership

Tel: +234-8068153116


Lady Lizzy Ulunma Asomugha, afpl

Deputy Conference Director

African University of Science and Technology

Tel: +234-8037768613