The international conference will reflect on the relevance of life course theory for studying disability and inclusion in West African Societies. It is organized by the coordinated PhD programme ‘Life Course Transitions and Trajectories of Persons with Disabilities in West African Societies’ (LICOT-WASO) which aims at gaining scientific knowledge about personal development tasks and transitions of people with disabilities between the life phases of childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, adulthood and old age.
The LICOT-WASO programme established a research group at the University of Ghana / Legon, which closely cooperates with the Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services (ZPE) at University of Siegen / Germany. The Ghanaian research group includes eight PhD researchers from different scientific disciplines (Migration Studies, African Studies, Geography and Resource Development, Adult Education and Human Resource Studies, Population Studies, Development Studies) who study various aspects of life course transitions and trajectories of people with disabilities in different sectors and life domains in West African societies.
In order to contribute to the scientific discourse on life course and disability in West Africa, mutual exchange between international researchers builds a key component of the LICOT-WASO programme. This is realised in a series of workshops and conferences taking place at the co-operating universities in Accra and Siegen.
Please click here to view our preliminary conference program. Visit our website for further information on LICOT-WASO. Please fill out the form below to register for the event. You will be provided with a Zoom link in the week before the event starts.