Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I am a Nigerian national, I earned both my Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Communication and Peace and Conflict Studies in 2001 and 2005 respectively. In Africa, I worked with Non-Governmental Organizations that specialize in peace-building, development, environment and social justice issues. These included packaging program aimed at capacity building on conflict resolution, budgeting, community development, needs assessment for grassroots communities and advocacy and lobbying and facilitating constructive dialogue and interface between the three different tiers of government, its various ministries and departments as well as other private entities and various stakeholders.
This enhanced participatory approaches and inclusiveness via advocacy and lobbying on diverse issues that concern development and governance. I have participated in the development of some state and national documents in the country in areas such as peace policy, inclusive budgeting and electoral reform.
I have worked on various internationally funded projects while in Africa. In Washington DC, I worked as a Program Manager on Africa and co-facilitated classes in a course on Peace-building and Conflict Resolution which my organization I work with has been teaching at the National Defense University in DC, USA to senior military officers and civilian nationals from various countries of the world for over 12 semesters on “the other ways other than the gun to solve conflicts”.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
USA, NIGERIA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, LIBERIA, TIBET, NEPAL, SOMALIA, NIGER-DELTA, GEORGAI, MACEDONIA, ISREAL/PALESTINE, SUDAN, SIERRA LEONE, TANZANIA, ZIMBABWE, EQUITORIAL GUINEA, RUSSIA, ETHIOPIA, LIBYA,
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?
Program manager, formerly with The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD) Conflict Resolution/Interntional development
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, Civil Society, Conflict Mainstreaming, Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Development, Dialogue, Diplomacy, DDR, Facilitation, Human Rights, Internally Displaced, Humanitarian Relief, Nonviolence, Peacebuilding, Sports for Development, Violence Prevention, Youth
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Program Design, 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)
European Union, United Nations
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Multi-Track Diplomacy: A Systems Approach to Peace, MULTI-TRACK DIPLOMACY: A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO PEACE, CONFLICT RESOLUTION: TRACK TWO DIPLOMACY, PERCEPTIONAL STUDIES OF NIGERIANS ON THE SPEARHEADED WEST AFRICAN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS IN LIBERIA BY NIGERIA
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