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ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES: Sa’ad is a holder of doctorate degree (D.Phil.) in Sociology of Law from Sussex Univ, England; and an M.Phil. Degree in Criminology, Cambridge, England. He also has a professional degree in education Planning and Administration from Ahmadu Bello Univ. Zaria, Nigeria. B.Sc. (Sociology), A. B. U. Zaria, Nigeria. Also, Sa’ad has 30 years’ teaching and research experiences. Over these years he has won a number of competitive research grants, conference awards and produced over 40 well-researched papers and reports.
ORGANISATIONAL EXPERIENCES. In addition to being a former Head of Department of Sociology and Anthropology as well as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, Sa’ad also had the opportunity of heading a non-governmental research and documentation center with a national and even international focus for over two years (August 2000 – Jan. 2003) as an Executive Director. Again, he has been the Consulting Coordinator of Peace Building Unit of the Centre for Peace, Diplomacy and Development of the Univ. of Maiduguri, Nigeria (2008 to date). What is more, Sa’ad is a member of many professional bodies which include: Social Science Academy of Nigeria (SSAN), 1992 to date; Union for Africa Population Studies (UAPS), 1996 to date; 21st Century Trust, U. K., March, 1998 to Date; Criminological Society of South Africa (CRIMSA), 1999 to date; British Society of Criminology (BSC), June 2000 to date, and; International Sociological Association (ISA), September 2000 to date.
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Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Provost, Federal College of Education, Yola, Nigeria
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Anti-Corruption, Civil Society, Conflict Mainstreaming, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Development, Dialogue, Education, Gender, Health, Human Rights, Land Issues, Organizational Development, Peacebuilding, Policing, Security, Terrorism, Transparency, Violence Prevention
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Budgeting, Capacity Building, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Monitoring, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training
Please select the donors (bi-lateral, international or foundations) in which you have direct and signifcant experience (either work for the donor or on projects funded by them)
GTZ, DFID, USAID, United Nations, World Bank
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
1. “The Role Of Preventive Diplomacy In Peace Building: United Nations Experience”, a Chapter in an on-going book project, Preventive Diplomacy in West Africa, being sponsored jointly by Centre for Democracy and Development, Nigeria, and CODESRIA, Senegal.
2. INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT: One of the three consultants undertaking CSOs Capacity Assessment and building for Bauchi State. A USAID’s Targeted States High Impact project (TSHIP) aimed at strengthening Bauchi State Health System through partnering with CSOs, 17th January 2011 to Date.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
1. "Problems of the Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria: Lessons for the Third Republic", Annals of the Social Science Council of Nigeria, No. 4, Jan-Dec., 1992.
2. "Values, Ideologies and Nomadic Education: The Case of Nomadic Fulbe", Proceedings of the National Workshop for Nomadic Education Supervisors, Vol. 1, 1993. (Centre for Nomadic Education, Univ. of Maiduguri, Nigeria).
3. "Universal Declaration and the State of Human rights in Nigeria: A Macro-level Analysis", ECPER: Journal of Political and Economic Studies, Vol. II, No. 3, 1994.
4. "The Politics of Informal Justice: A Critical Analysis of Informal Process of Justice in Rural Kilba, Mumuye and Jukun of Nigeria", Africa Development, Vol. xx, No. 3, 1995, (Senegal: CODESRIA).
5. "The Police and Criminal Process of Justice in Nigeria: The Case of Adamawa and Taraba States", JSMS: Journal of Social and Management Studies, Vol. 1, 1995. (Nigeria: University of Maiduguri Press, Maiduguri).
6. "Human Rights, the Police and Criminal Process of Justice in Nigeria", JOSAMS: Journal of Social and Management Studies, Vol.2, 1995. (Nigeria: Bayero University Press, Kano).
7. “Personnel Welfare and Accountability in the Public Service" in O. A. Hambagda (ed) Accountability in Government: the role of the civil service, (Nigerian Civil Service Union, Borno State Council, Maiduguri, 1996).
8. “Hard Lessons: Primary schools, Community, and Social Capital in Nigeria, World Bank Technical Paper No. 420, Africa Region Series, Washington D.C., 1998.
9. "Law and Justice on Gwoza Hills: An Assessment of the Viability of Informal Justice for Good Governance and Democracy in Nigeria". In Olowu, Dele et al. (eds.) (1999), Governance and Democratisation in West Africa, (CODESRIA Book Series, Senegal).
10. "Socio-Cultural Impediments to Women's Rights: the Case of Borno State". In Osinbanjo, Yemi et, al. (eds.) (1999) Human Rights, Democracy and Development: The Nigerian Experience, (LRRDC, Lagos).
11. "Traditional Institutions and the Violation of Women's Human Rights in Africa: The Nigerian Case", in Apollo Rwomire (ed.) African Women and Children: Crisis and Response (London, Praeger, 2001).
12. “Gender and Drug Abuse among Youths in Borno State, Nigeria: Implications for Public Policy” (With Ruth B. Iganus and Thomas A. Marama) in ACTA Criminologica: Criminological Journal of South Africa, Dec. 2002.
13. CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING MODULE: Strengthening Participatory Capacity to Develop and Manage Projects in UNICEF Community Development Communities of Northern Nigeria (The UNICEF D-Field Office (D-FO), Bauchi, December 2004).
14. “The Importance of Restorative Justice in Peace building”, In Jibrin Ibrahim and Oumar Ndongo (eds), Resolving West African Conflicts: Early Warning, Early Response (Ahmadu Bello Univ. Press, Zaria, Nigeria, 2008)
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