This prestigious group includes top-flight development economists, political scientists, sociologists, as well as policy advocates and makers. Their purpose is twofold: to serve as a sounding board on the quality and logic of our research program; and to catalyze a discussion on the next big issues that our research and engagement should address. Our governance structure has been defined and they are key allies who are well grounded in development issues and are currently at the decision making level in their organisations were consulted and accepted to serve on both the Board and Advisory Council of the organisation.
Principal members are listed below.
Adebowale Adeniyi (Chairman Board of Trustees)
Master Degree in International Law and Diplomacy, (MILD), University of Lagos, BA in Philosophy, University of Lagos, Certificate in Policy Development and Analysis, Abuja, PMP Dubai, He is a nation building strategist, and a highly motivated political analyst/commentator, a researcher and policy analyst, Sustainable development practitioner, a Philosopher and strategic thinker, multidisciplinary professional with problem solving skills and focus on human, national and global development. He is also the MD/CEO Debscom Technology Ltd (An ICT Consulting Firm since 2002).
Oluwakanyinsola Odewole (Secretary Board of Trustees)
PGD. Education, Federal College of Education, Akoka, BSC Zoologyand Parasitology, University of Lagos, Project Management Professional(PMP), Lagos. She is a development practitioner with over 7 years of experience; she is currently the Managing partner at Victoria Modupe Oke Foundation.
She is a Nigerian Research Economist specializing in the area of money and banking, macro-economic issues and economics of development. She earns her PhD Degree in Oxford University. Dr Keziah Awosika is a Nigerian Research Economist. An experienced author of many publications in local and international journals, research reports on macro-economic issues, money and banking matters as well as issues relating to Women in Development. An active member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, (CIBN) and Currently on the Research Committee of CIBN. She is also a foundation member and Chapter President of Association of African Women in Research and Development (AAWORD). – a pan African research organization founded in 1977 headquarters based in Dakar - Senega
Dr. Adesina Ayodele Fagbenro-Byron
BSc (Economics), LL.B, BL, M.Inf.Sc, D.Hum (Honorary), FIIM,
Chairman/CEO Mothergold Limited. Chief Responsibility Officer at Mothergold Consulting.
Dr. Adesina Fagbenro (Sina) has over 25 years’ of professional experiences covering law , consultancy , social and public service with a rich and ever growing understanding of International Development Issues, Global affairs, African affairs, Nigerian history, law, culture and political economy. As a development expert he has a wide portfolio of participation and leadership in the design, implementation, coordination, delivery and evaluation of internationally financed development programs and projects in Nigeria including for the World Bank, European Commission, DFID and Federal Government of Nigeria at national and sub-national levels.
Dr. Anthony Okeregbe
Dr. Anthony Okeregbe obtained his B.A. (Hons) from the University of Ibadan and a Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Lagos. He is a Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Lagos.
Barr. Ayo Adebusoye, a leading development expert, with multi-disciplinary experience in the faith-based, social, public and private sectors. Member of the Governing Board of the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency, Director, Innovation Matters Ltd, Trustee & National Secretary, Public Procurement Observation & Advocacy Initiative (PRADIN), Founding Steering Committee Member, Lagos State Civil Society Partnership (LACSOP)
Abimbola Junaid is an independent consultant in Gender, Community, Youth, Public health and Enterprise development. Abimbola has a BA degree In English Arts, in 2011, obtained an MA degree in Social Policy and Administration from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. Social Sustainability Campaigner: As a comrade of social and economic regeneration and development, Abimbola impacts on all, education, information and engagement on Democracy and Good Governance, Gender Equality, Malaria, HIV aids and the rest Millennium Development Goals.She volunteers, network globally attending symposiums, lectures, strategic meetings with development groups and organizations towards these common goals.
Mr Nuga Adebola
Nuga, Adebola holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc Hons) degree and a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Sociology both from the University of Lagos Akoka with biases in Demography & Population studies, Research Studies, and Industrial Relations. He had been involved in Development work for more than 16years. He has wide range of experiences on the issues of Health.
Comerade Balogun Kehinde
He holds Ordinary National Diploma (OND) honour. He subsequently studied History and International Relations at the first and only indigenous university in Lagos, graduating with Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), with Honours degree in 2008. He also studied conflict analysis, management and interfaith conflict resolution from the United States Institute of Peace.