Location: Owerri, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected] Mobile: +2348141843709
Loyola University, (2010-2017) Chicago, IL. U.S.A.
Ph.D. Social and Political Philosophy (with Distinction)
The George Washington University (2007-2009) Washington, D.C. U.S.A.
M.A. Public Policy
Ahmadu Bello University (1991-1998) Zaria, Nigeria
The European Union RoLAC Nigeria Project (10/2018 – to date) Abuja, Nigeria
Conducted annual assessments of level of citizens’ engagement in justice sector reforms and anti-corruption policies. Produced five reports on this component in the six RoLAC locations – Abia, Edo, Lagos, Kano and Adamawa states and Abuja FCT. Project improved interactions between citizens, media and government agencies in the respective locations and led to 19 state and federal policy changes.
Department of Philosophy, Loyola University, (Sept 2021 – to date) Chicago, IL U.S.A.
Lead researcher for a study on the humanitarian impact of “smart” sanctions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Outputs include an international 500-participant conference presentation at Coventry University and an article for the African Journal of International Law (read by more than 600 scholars per quarter). Project has led to better understanding global sanctions regimes in Africa.
Ethics Lab Catholic University of Central Africa (08/2018 to date). Yaoundé, Cameroon
Co-founder and Senior Research Fellow
Responsible for regional and global collaborations, financial management and fundraising, as well as quality assurance. In collaboration with top tier international academic institutions, convened 15 conferences, each attended by 150 global scholars. Project has also led to 10 USD 50K annual Ph.D. fellowship awards to young African scholars.
UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)) (11/2018 – 03/2019) Kaduna, Nigeria
Lead Consultant (Political Economy Analysis)
Team Lead (2018 Kaduna State Education Policy Document)
Led the team that developed the new State Education Policy Document as well as a State Education Sector Political Economy document. These projects led to policy changes that grew annual school enrollments by 30% and girl child school retention and transition by 20%.
Skills – Research, academic and policy writing, stakeholder management, development programming, monitoring and evaluation, teaching and conference facilitation, development strategy, project management.
Membership and Affiliations – Independent Resource Group for Global Health Justice (IRG-GHJ) and the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA) Executive Board Member
Interests – I offer pro-bono consulting services to start-up NGOs as well as cultural and artistic groups. I am an avid traveler and have had the privilege to have lived and worked on three continents. I am also into physical fitness and long-distance running.