Conference ‘Life Course Theory and Disability in West African Societies’ – 5 July 2022

We are pleased to invite you to the online conference ‘Life Course Theory and Disability in West African Societies’ on 5 July 2022, 10am – 5pm via Zoom. Please register at The international conference addresses interested researchers, practitioners and students. It will discuss the importance of life course approaches for research on disability and inclusion in West African societies from different disciplinary and thematic perspectives.

The conference is part of the joint doctoral programme “Life Course Transitions and Trajectories of Persons with Disabilities in West African Societies” (LICOT-WASO, organised by the University of Siegen and the University of Ghana (Legon). As part of the programme, eight researchers from different disciplines (Migration Studies, African Studies, Geography and Resource Development, Adult Education and Human Resource Studies, Population Studies, Development Studies) are pursuing a PhD at the University of Ghana on life course-related issues of disability and inclusion. The programme aims at generating scientific insights into personal development tasks and transitions of people with disabilities in and between different phases of life as well as their implications with regard to the design of relevant policy and practice fields.

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