Prof. Jideofor Adibe

Executive Director

Prof Jideofor Adibe is a Professor of political science at Nasarawa State University, Keffi. He has been a Guest Research Fellow in several research institutes across the world including the Centre for Development Research, Copenhagen, Denmark, the Nordic Institute for African Studies, Uppsala, Sweden, the Centre for Developing Area Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada and the Institute for Commonwealth Studies, University of London, UK.

Francis Owojecho

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Francis Owojecho has more than five years experience in the non-governmental organisation. He holds a master degree in Linguistics from the University of Jos where he obtained his first degree. He started his career in the non-governmental organisation as a volunteer with special interest in humanitarian, community engagement and advocacy.

Adanu Moses

Programme Officer

Adanu Moses has more than 3 years experience in the development sector. He holds A Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literary Studies from the Kogi State University Ayingba. He has worked in various development organizations including the Centre for Democracy and Development where he started as an Intern. He has special interest in research on governance, inclusive growth, gender parity, community engagement and advocacy.

Mouzayian Khalil-Babatunde, PhD

Journal Editor

My research focus is driven by the pursuit of sustainable development in Africa. Broadly, my research is in the areas of governance and development issues in Africa, with particular interest in regional and sub-regional institutions and instruments, especially the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM); globalisation and development, democratisation and development, citizen/civil society roles in conflict. I am a currently a lecturer in Political Science and International Relations at Nile University of Nigeria (Abuja).

Usman Abubakar, M.Sc., MNIM

Development Consultant

Usman Abubakar, M.Sc., MNIM, is an experienced community and organizational development specialist with extensive knowledge of project development and management. He has over seventeen years’ professional experience working in non-profit organizations in the North-West and North-East of Nigeria, where he variously managed the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes in Sustainable livelihoods, Child protection and rights, Education, health, and Governance. He has managed EU, DFID, VSO, and USAID funded Projects. He has also designed and managed several projects that include budget and budgeting process, Child Rights and Protection project, Local Development Plan, and adolescent girls’ education project. Others are mobile science laboratory project, Advancing MNCH project, OVC Education Initiative, and Female Sex Workers project. He has consulted for several organizations on how to write fundable proposals, develop strategic plans and strengthen an organization’s capacity.