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Public written statement to the UN WGEPAD 27th Session: The urgency of now - Systemic racism and the lessons of 2020 (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Olaiya, M.A., H. B. A. (2020). Public written statement to the UN WGEPAD 27th Session: The urgency of now - Systemic racism and the lessons of 2020

The UN WGEPAD 27th public session: "The Urgency of Now - Systemic Racism and the Lessons of 2020" was held between 30 November to 3 December. This thematic session built on the WGEPAD’s COVID-19 report, systemic racism and global protests, and set t... Read More about Public written statement to the UN WGEPAD 27th Session: The urgency of now - Systemic racism and the lessons of 2020.

Written statement to the 26th Session of the UN Working Group of Experts on people of African descent : Regional meeting with civil society - Europe and North America (2020)
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Olaiya, M.A., H. B. A. (2020). Written statement to the 26th Session of the UN Working Group of Experts on people of African descent : Regional meeting with civil society - Europe and North America. United Nations

Written statements were made to a series of regional meetings designed to allow the Working Group of Experts on people of African Descent to engage with and learn from civil society and its experiences, to ascertain the situation on the ground thus f... Read More about Written statement to the 26th Session of the UN Working Group of Experts on people of African descent : Regional meeting with civil society - Europe and North America.

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on African diaspora communities (2020)
Report
Olaiya, M.A., H. B. A. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on African diaspora communities

This addendum summarizes the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, in relation to achievement of IDPAD’s thematic objectives, and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which aims to reduce inequality... Read More about The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on African diaspora communities.

A report on key achievements realizing thematic objectives of the international decade for people of African descent (2020)
Report
Olaiya, M.A., H. B. A. (2020). A report on key achievements realizing thematic objectives of the international decade for people of African descent. United Nations websites (UNESCO & UN OHCHR): UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab

2015-2024 International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD) was launched at the United Nations Headquarters, New York in September 2014, by representatives of UN member states, international civil society and other stakeholders. This report... Read More about A report on key achievements realizing thematic objectives of the international decade for people of African descent.

IDPAD MID DECADE SUMMIT : Bristol's One City Approach (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Olaiya, H. B. A. (2019, November). IDPAD MID DECADE SUMMIT : Bristol's One City Approach. Paper presented at MID DECADE SUMMIT, Howard Law School, Howard University, Washington D.C

“The Western world was created off slavery, yet history talks about the explorer’s bravery, (…) For over hundred years they had free labour (…) the forever grateful people, tried to destroy their minds” (Hoo, 2011, p.18). History teaches us that B... Read More about IDPAD MID DECADE SUMMIT : Bristol's One City Approach.

Presentation notes for the postgraduate students panel of ukcge annual conference 2018: postgraduate students perspectives of diversity & inclusivity (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Olaiya, H. B. A. (2018, July). Presentation notes for the postgraduate students panel of ukcge annual conference 2018: postgraduate students perspectives of diversity & inclusivity. Presented at UKCGE Annual Conference 2018: Creating Inclusive Postgraduate Cultures and Communities, Bristol, UK

The notes were made for my presentation on the panel of postgraduate students at the UK Council for Graduate Education's annual conference in 2018.

Addressing Afri-phobia/Afro-Phobia in UK higher education institutions (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Olaiya, H. B. A. (2017, November). Addressing Afri-phobia/Afro-Phobia in UK higher education institutions. Presented at United Nations Working Group of Experts Meeting addressing racial stereotypes of people of African descent, Palais Wilson, Geneve

ECRI General Policy Recommendation No.7 prohibits discrimination in higher education institutions; nonetheless staff and students from the African diaspora have disproportionately poorer than their white peers in the UK. This presentation was made to... Read More about Addressing Afri-phobia/Afro-Phobia in UK higher education institutions.

Statement to the UN OHCHR regional meeting for Europe, Central Asia and North America on the international decade for people of African descent (2017)
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Olaiya, H. B. A. (2017, November). Statement to the UN OHCHR regional meeting for Europe, Central Asia and North America on the international decade for people of African descent. Presented at Regional Meeting for Europe, Central Asia and North America on the International Decade for People of African Descent, 23-24 November 2017, Geneva

This Regional Meeting on IDPAD hosted by UN OHCHR brought together stakeholders including civil society, academia, state parties and representatives of UN bodies to discuss interventions needed, where violations of ICESCR 1965 disproportionately dise... Read More about Statement to the UN OHCHR regional meeting for Europe, Central Asia and North America on the international decade for people of African descent.

Statement for input in the draft outcome document of the UN OHCHR regional meeting for Europe, Central Asia and North America on the international decade for people of African descent (2017)
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Olaiya, H. B. A. (2017, November). Statement for input in the draft outcome document of the UN OHCHR regional meeting for Europe, Central Asia and North America on the international decade for people of African descent. Presented at Regional Meeting for Europe, Central Asia & North America on IDPAD, Palais des Nations, United Nations

This statement illustrates data input linking the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to achieve outcomes sought by international civil society to address Afri-phobia/Afro-phobia/Negro-phobia globally.

How can the international decade for people of African descent be used to move Africans forward? (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Olaiya, H. B. A. (2017, August). How can the international decade for people of African descent be used to move Africans forward?. Presented at Remembering Aug. 23: International day of African resistance against enslavement

This presentation was made to the audience at an event hosted by Harrow BHM, in celebration of the International Day Of African Resistance Against Enslavement, otherwise known as the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Ab... Read More about How can the international decade for people of African descent be used to move Africans forward?.

A qualitative research study of strategic interventions to address afro-phobia in the european union (2017)
Presentation / Conference
to address afro-phobia in the european union. Presented at HAS Postgraduate Research Conference 2017, Bristol, England

Empirical evidence highlights historical and contemporary manifestations of Afro-phobia hinder the implementation of anti-discrimination norms. Black, African, African diaspora and people of African descent are used here to refer to “descendants of e... Read More about A qualitative research study of strategic interventions to address afro-phobia in the european union.

The black Mediterranean in action symposium (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Olaiya, H. B. A. (2017, June). The black Mediterranean in action symposium. Presented at The Black Mediterranean in Action Symposium, Birmingham, England

A central research question addressed by my thesis is “what bridges can be built to address structural barriers which marginalise the African diaspora from fulfilling universal human rights?” I argue thematic objectives of the International Decade fo... Read More about The black Mediterranean in action symposium.

Ethnic profiling: Afrophobia, IDPAD, and the 2030 Agenda (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Olaiya, H. B. A. (2016, December). Ethnic profiling: Afrophobia, IDPAD, and the 2030 Agenda. Poster presented at Roundtable on Ethnic Profiling, European Parliament, Brussels

This research poster was exhibited and distributed at the Roundtable on Ethnic Profiling cohosted by the European Network Against Racism , Open Society Justice Initiative and the Anti Racism & Diversity Intergroup of the European parliament, on 6 Dec... Read More about Ethnic profiling: Afrophobia, IDPAD, and the 2030 Agenda.

Transforming our world: The 2030 agenda & international decade for people of African descent (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Olaiya, H. B. A. (2016, October). Transforming our world: The 2030 agenda & international decade for people of African descent. Presented at International Development

This research presentation highlights aims, objectives, methodology, focus and scope of the research, etc; and its relevance to Politics and International relations. The presentation was made to undergraduates on the International Development Course,... Read More about Transforming our world: The 2030 agenda & international decade for people of African descent.

Transforming our world: The 2030 agenda for sustainable development & international decade for people of African descent (2016)
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Olaiya, H. B. A. (2016, March). Transforming our world: The 2030 agenda for sustainable development & international decade for people of African descent. Presented at Meeting of ENAR Steering Group on Afrophobia

Presentation made to ENAR Steering Group on Afrophobia highlighting UN GA RES. 68/237 which approved commencement of the International Decade for People of African Descent in 2015 with objectives of recognition, justice and development.The 2030 Agend... Read More about Transforming our world: The 2030 agenda for sustainable development & international decade for people of African descent.

Transforming our world: Implications of sustainable development goals for people of African descent (2016)
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Olaiya, H. B. A. (2016, January). Transforming our world: Implications of sustainable development goals for people of African descent. Poster presented at Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup Launch: Together Against Racism

This research poster was exhibited at the European Parliament in Brussels on 26 January 2016, in recognition of the International Decade for people of African descent. The poster illustrates the research project's aims and objectives, as well as oppo... Read More about Transforming our world: Implications of sustainable development goals for people of African descent.

A rights based approach to development as a priority for addressing race inequality in higher education research institutions (2015)
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Olaiya, H. B. A. (2015, September). A rights based approach to development as a priority for addressing race inequality in higher education research institutions. Presented at Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2015 - Special Interest Session A8

Differentials in the attainment and retention levels of students and staff from different ethnicities, including researchers highlight disproportionate inequalities as a result of structural discrimination in education and employment. This threatens... Read More about A rights based approach to development as a priority for addressing race inequality in higher education research institutions.

Tale of two cities (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Olaiya, H. B. A. (2015, June). Tale of two cities. Presented at European Network Against Racism

Powerpoint presentation on structural discrimination faced by people of African descent, made at the European Network Against Racism General Assembly, June 2015.

Transforming our world: “A Tale of Two Cities” - Micro study of challenges to urban sustainability faced by Afro Europeans (2015)
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Olaiya, H. B. A. (2015, June). Transforming our world: “A Tale of Two Cities” - Micro study of challenges to urban sustainability faced by Afro Europeans. Presented at General Assembly of the European Network Against Racism, 2015

A case study of Bristol illustrates the relevance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in addressing race inequality, e.g. to achive urban sustainability.

Transforming our world: Why empower marginalised communities through attainment of sustainable development goals in the international decade for people of African descent? (2015)
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Olaiya, H. B. A. (2015, June). Transforming our world: Why empower marginalised communities through attainment of sustainable development goals in the international decade for people of African descent?. Poster presented at European Network Against Racism, Brussels, Belgium

The research poster was exhibited and distributed at the General Assembly of ENAR held in Brussels; and subsequently in Bristol at the HAS Faculty Conference on Equality & Diversity held on Glenside Campus, UWE in Summer 2015. The object of exhibitin... Read More about Transforming our world: Why empower marginalised communities through attainment of sustainable development goals in the international decade for people of African descent?.