The Home Economics Research Association of Nigeria (HERAN) was established in the year 2000 Professor Anyakoha having just 20 members with the vision of promoting sustainable quality life for individuals and
families. The association was preceeded by the journal JHER – Journal of Home Economics Research, which was founded in 1995 as a vision by Anyakoha. JHER has enjoyed an annual publication since 1995 with growing meaningful improvement in the quality, spread and patronage.
HERAN membership increased with the paid membership of more than 60 members from within and outside Nigeria.
To improve the overall wellbeing of individuals and families in Nigeria and African continent through the promotion of high quality Home Economics education, research and documentation, practices and activities.
The objectives of Home Economics Association of Nigeria are to
- Promote high professional standards among Home Economists through capacity building programmes.
- Promote research on emerging issues and challenges that impact on the well being of individuals and families.
- Contribute to the formulation, implementation and monitoring of policies that impact on the well being individuals and families.
- Undertake advocacy for the purpose of improving the well being of individuals and families.
- Promote and undertake practices and programmes that strengthen all aspects of family life.
- Undertake consultancy and training services and programmes that focus on the improvement of life.
- Network with other Home Economics associations and related bodies within and outside Nigeria.
- Generate, document, maintain and disseminate data on various aspects of the family and Home Economics.
- Facilitate coalescence of disciplinary knowledge and retooling in Home Economics programmes for the purpose of impacting various curricula , instructional technologies and practices.
- Promote entrepreneurship skills and activities in youths and adults both within the formal and informal school setting.