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Adebowale Adeniyi

President and Founder(CENGSSUD)

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 the president and founder of Centre for Global Solutions and Sustainable Development and also the MD/CEO Debscom Technology Ltd (An ICT Consulting Firm since 2002). Debo helps companies in managing their sustainability issues, including reporting, strategy, assurance and mapping SDGs

 

Education: 

Master Degree in International Law and Diplomacy, (MILD), University of Lagos

BA in Philosophy, University of Lagos

Certificates

Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Dubai, U.A.E

Certificate in Project Management Fundamentals, Dubai, U.A.E

Certificate in Public Procurement Practice, Lagos

Certificate in Policy Development and Analysis, Abuja

Certificate in IT Governance and Network Security, Lagos

 

Expertise, Skills & Competencies: As a Master degree holder in International Law and diplomacy, he has built focus and expertise on professional international issues like international Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, Policy Development and Analysis, International peace and security, Global Governance, International Human rights, humanitarian intervention, International institutions amongst others. He is a seasoned professional with hands-on experience in Project Management, Information Communication and Technology.

He volunteers, network globally, attend symposiums, conferences, lectures, strategic meetings with development groups and organizations towards these common goals.

Speaker: He is also a passionate speaker at events like: symposiums, conferences, lectures, who believes in the power of the spoken word as an effective tool to impact and changing lives positively.

Professional Experience

Debo Adeniyi is the MD/CEO Debscom Technology Ltd (www.debscomtech.com), a company established since 2002 and fully registered with CAC as a Limited Liability company since July 2009, as a leading provider of full Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) services dedicated to small, medium and large-scale businesses across the world. He is a seasoned IT consultant to various companies in Sectors like Banking, Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Finance, Health, Education and governmental organisations etc. He is an expert of IT and Corporate Governance

Partnerships

He has partnered various organizations like Mega Summit Movement (MSM), Citizens' Forum for Constitution Reform (CFCR), Citizen Forum (CF), Arise Nigerian Woman Foundation (ANWF), Lagos State Civil Society Partnership (LACSOP), Citizen Advocacy Group (CAG), Arise for All Initiative (A4A), State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI), a DFID/UK- aid among others.

Debo has published various research projects, Articles and analysed various policies both nationally and internationally.

Keziah Awosika was on the panel of the Gender Balance Issues Dialogue

DR. KEZIAH AWOSIKA is a Nigerian Research Economist specializing in the area of money and banking, macro-economic issues and economics of development. She studied at St. Hilda's and St. Anne's Colleges, and obtain her Phd Degree in Oxford University.

She is also an author with extensive experience in research, consultancy, management and administration.

She has been involved with, among others, Gender and Constitution Reform Network (GECORN), the National Affirmative Action Network and the State Economic Empowerment and Development Strategies (SEEDS).

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 - Senegal

She also worked on the national focal point on Women in development and its first main draft of programs and its Statistical Support System under the UNDP 4th Country Programme for Nigeria, which has now resulted in the National Policy for Women.

Dr Awosika, participated actively at the NGO Forum of the Beijing 95 World Conference of Women. She also participated in the draft submitted to the United Nation on Finance for Development Session 2001

She is currently, the Coordinator/Director of Women, Law and Development Centre (WLDCN), a non-governmental, non-profit making training research and advocacy center specializing in socio-economic/legal issues with emphasis on gender perspectives. The mission is total empowerment of women to make them agents of change on their own behalf.

Her Consultancy assignments have included Study Report on ECOWAS Financing for African Development Bank (ADB); Women in Trade and Industry for UNIFEM; Project, Also currently collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Education to mount a Train the Trainers progrmme using the Participatory Learning Approach to Girl’s Education, with the Centre for Democratic Studies on Gender Budgeting Initiative for Nigeria. Evaluation of the WIN/FAS Micro Credit Project for Heirich Boll Foundation (Germany). Establishing Data Base on women issues for the National Data Bank.

She also took part in the development of the State Economic Empowerment and Development Strategies (SEEDS) of Cross Rivers State as Gender Expert for the UNDP Mission, as well as consulted for National
Planning Commission (NPC) Also participated as an Observer in the most recent SEEDS Benchmarking Process for the Team Mission to Maiduguri, Borno State in July 2005.

and the Anambra State SEEDs -2006 participated as NPC consultant in drafting of NEEDS 2, February 2007.She is currently the State coordinator for the Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA) – a pressure group international network working with DFID sponsored Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) to ensure quality Basic Education for All in Nigeria. Dr Awosika is in the forefront of activism for women’s rights including the current “more women in democracy and governance” campaign, participation in Gender and Constitution Reform Network (GECORN) and the National Affirmative Action Network amongst others.

Education

Central Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Masters Degree, Sociology

1991 – 1993

Bachelor in Law

Gender, Social Inclusion and Group Development Expert

He has extensive experiential knowledge of more than 20 years on a range of areas, for example, improve livelihood, promote advocacy, strengthen governance, promote gender equality and social inclusion; social mobilization, and enhancing institutional, managerial and technical capacity of different level stakeholders like CBOs, Farmer/NRM groups, NGOs and government line agencies primarily in community/local development, agriculture, water and forestry sector. Moreover, I have extensive experiential knowledge on programme and financial management including planning, supervision, monitoring (progress and compliance), and evaluation, reporting and knowledge management, policy analysis, advocacy and lobbing. Equally, I have been involved in study and research activity in development and distribution of resources, opportunities and services, and benefits derived from.

Additionally, involved in social analysis using a number participatory tools like social mapping, power analysis, well being analysis, exclusion analysis, gender analysis, mobility analysis, income and expenditure analysis, governance assessment and others. I have applied a number of tools to promote governance and social justice such as social audit and public hearing. Involved extensively in design and delivery training/workshops, develop training manuals and information education and communication/extension materials. Besides, provided strategic and technical support to the civil society organizations to implement the planned activities and do away with the socio-cultural, structural and systemic barriers that exclude the women, children, poor and marginalized caste and ethnic groups, basically to promote social justice, ensure social inclusion and enhance the access to, and control over resources, services, development opportunities for the citizens.
poor.

Specialties: NRM Governance, Livelihood, Advocacy, Social Mobilization, Gender and Social Inclusion

Experience

Gender, Social Inclusion and Group Development Expert

High Value Agriculture Project in Hill and Mountain Areas (HVAP)/MoAD, GoN

March 2012 – Present (3 years 8 months)Surkhet, Nepal

Responsible to facilitate implementation of the project’s gender and social inclusion, governance, institutional strengthening and targeting activities and oversee implementation of the project’s social mobilization.

Social Mobilization Expert (Consultant- Intermittent)

LGCDP and CMC Nepal

May 2011 – September 2011 (5 months)Kathmandu, Hetauda and Okhaldhunga, Nepal

Developed training of trainers’ package for transformational social mobilization to the Social Mobilizers, District level service providers (NGOs), District Facilitators (Local Governance and Community Development Programme) and Programme Officers (District Development Committee),

Delivered training in Regional level and district level stakeholders and prepared report.

Food Security Analysis and Monitoring Trainer

United Nations World Food Programme, Nepal

May 2010 – April 2011 (1 year)Kathmandu, Nepal

Responsible for coordination, planning and deliver training on concepts of food security, food security monitoring and analysis tools, techniques and process and ensure that food security saturation is monitored properly in the district to DFSN Member chaired by CDO/LDO along with member secretary of DADO.

Livelihood and Governance Expert/Consultant (intermittent)

CHULI and JIWAN Programme, CARE International in Nepal

August 2009 – December 2010 (1 year 5 months)Janakpur, Nepal

Responsible to provide strategic support to the partners NGOs, Networks- Federation of Community Forest Networks of Nepal (FECOFUN) and Programme staff to enhance their capacity on livelihood, governance, gender equality, social inclusion and institutional capacity development,

Team Leader

SAGUN Programme, CARE International in Nepal

April 2008 – June 2009 (1 year 3 months)Kathmandu, Nepal

Responsible to manage the overall project including programme, human and financial resources to achieve intended result to ensure the achievements of targeted results and benefit the women, poor, marginalized caste and ethnic, religious and social groups.

Governance and Policy Advocacy Specialist

SAGUN Programme, CARE International in Nepal

January 2007 – April 2008 (1 year 4 months)Kathmandu, Nepal

Responsible to provide strategic and technical support to the partners and programme team to integrate the institutional development, governance, gender, equity, diversity, social inclusion, livelihood, rights based approach in programming, power relation analysis, and social justice issues into programmes to produce synergistic impacts.

Governance and Institutional Development Specialist

SAGUN Programme, CARE International in Nepal

May 2003 – December 2006 (3 years 8 months)Kathmandu, Nepal

Responsible to provide strategic and technical support to the irrigation, forestry and buffer zone, and hydropower component teams of SAGUN programme, partners, federations, CBOs, NRM groups, NGOs, networks to develop institutional capacity, strengthened governance, gender equality and inclusion through increasing transparency, ensure accountability and applying different mechanisms, process and tools.

Sociologist (Civil Service Personnel)

Department of Irrigation, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of Nepal

May 1996 – April 2003 (7 years)Kathmandu

Responsible to plan and implement institutional development and governance capacity strengthening programme to Water User's Associations (WUAs) including rising awareness, advocacy on user rights and responsibility, gender mainstreaming and participation of water user in irrigation management and transfer the management responsibility to the WUAs.

Programme Officer

WATCH/ Forest Tree & People Programme (FTPP)/FAO, South Asia

September 1994 – April 1996 (1 year 8 months)Kathmandu

Responsible to see two studies entitled "Review of Participatory Forest Management (PFM) of ODA Funded Projects in the Mid Hills of Nepal" 1995, and "Understanding the Users Expectations on Community Forestry in Dhaulagiri Zone" 1995 commissioned by NUKCFP as team member and team leader respectively.

A highly motivated Environmental Specialist with more than 12 years of technical, consulting and project management experiences in Africa, Europe, Japan and Canada working on wide range of projects related to the management of soil and vegetation ecosystems, environmental impact assessments, land remediation and reclamation, regulatory compliance, and environmental planning, conservation and protection in the oil and gas, mining and public sectors.

Education

Tottori University Japan

PhD, Environmental Science

Ghent University Belgium

BSc, MSc, Soil Science-Environmental Science

Project Fellow

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

February 2012 – Present (3 years 9 months)Ottawa, Canada Area

•Development of Best Management Practices (BMP’s) that facilitates compliance with Environmental Regulations.
•Development of environmental database tracking tools and procedures.
•Development of Environmental Indicators and Base-Levels to Strengthen Regulations on Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, and Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards.
•Quantification carbon and nitrogen fluxes in reclaimed soils.
•Evaluation of options for accelerated soil carbon sequestration after land reclamation.
•Facilitation of technical innovation for environmental performance improvement and management.

Education

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, MBA

Certifications

CGEIT, CRISC, ACMA, ACPA


EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

It came to my notice that, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards as Officially recommend my article published by ISACA Journal Volume 5 (Meeting PCIDSS When Using a Cloud Service Provider) October 2012 as additional guidance on securing cloud-computing environments. Recent released publication on PCI DSS Cloud Computing Guidelines Information Supplement Feb 2013, a product of the Cloud Special Interest Group (SIG).

• Selected speaker for 2013 cyber summit by international cyber threat task force.
• Author of an article (The Criticality of Mobile Devices Management) has been approved for publication in ISACA Journal Volume 6, 2013.
• How to perform a business strategy for BYOD
• One of his publications (Meeting PCIDSS When Using a Cloud Service Provider) was officially recommended by Payment Card Industry Standards Security Council (PCISSC) as additional guidance for securing the cloud environments.
• Author of an article in E-forensic magazine (How to Address End User Risk Agreement for BYOD) Volume 2. No 4 April 2013
• Author of a blog post on ISACA International website (Going Mobile in Rural and Developing regions) January 17, 2013.
• Author of an article in ISACA international Journal Volume5.2012 (Meeting PCIDSS When Using a Cloud Service Provider).
• Author of a blog post on ISACA International website (Looking Beyond meeting PCIDSS Requirements by cloud service providers)
• Author of an article in international Journal of ISACA/IT Governance Institute COBIT Focus Volume2.2011(Using COBIT to manage the Benefit, Risk and Security of Outsourcing Cloud Computing )
• Author of a blog post on ISACA International website (How to improve corporate network security).
• Fist to introduce cerebusserver for broadband billing authentication for Wi-Fi and Wimmax providers in Nigeria.
• Successfully deployment of Internet Wi-Fi Wide Area Network to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)
• Among the team of Information System Engineering (ISE) of South Africa. ISE public access solution is currently the most widely sold solution deployed in Africa. Some of the enterprises/clients of successfully executed jobs by our ISE are: Telecom Namibia, Lesotho Telecom (90 locations), EcoNet Africa and Tetra Mobile.

• Selected for CGEIT certification items writer(Question, Answer and Explanation)

• Assisted Success Gate Security cc to deployed wireless surveillance camera to some Hospital in Queenstown at Eastern Cape South Africa.
• Selected to review Enterprises Risk: Identify, Govern and Manage Risk, The Risk IT Framework Exposure Draft 2009.
• Also selected to participate in ISACA member needs assessment survey 2008.
• Among the participant on GRC and IT frameworks, control and implementations on November 2009.
• Among the participant on GRC and integrating governance, risk and compliance framework and practices on June 2010.

• Selected to participate on ISACA Top Business/ Technology issue survey on 21 current businesses issue facing IT managers and executive that are Supported by technology base product and or/solutions.

 

Editorial Board Member

American Association for Science and Technology

January 2015 – Present (10 months)United States

Subject Matter Expert

ISACA

June 2014 – Present (1 year 5 months)USA

Review Security Book

2013 Cyber Summit (Speaker)

International Cyber Threat Task Force

October 2013 – Present (2 years 1 month)

HOW TO ADDRESS END USERS RISK FOR BYOD

Founder/ CTO

Petrovice Resources International Ltd

December 2009 – Present (5 years 11 months)

• Designing a network diagram for a Wi-Fi wireless solution for wide internet service providers.

Provides basic knowledge of the PCI DSS for individuals working for organizations that must meet compliance requirements and offers companies an opportunity to provide general PCI training across multiple functional areas to ensure a universal understanding of PCI compliance.

• Carry out Information Technology (IT) risk assessment.
• Perform hands-on review of operating system, platform, and network device hardening. configurations to hardening guides and checklists across a variety of platforms, including windows, linux/unix, cisco, checkpoint, and common firewalls, iis, apache, common web hosting platforms, sql, oracle, common database servers, wireless devices and access points, network topology, architecture, and design.
• Using an active and practical approach, direct managers and individual contributors in Technical Sales, Network Planning, Implementation, Solutions Development, Operations departments to attain the company’s strategic objectives
• Actively mentor and coach team members to their highest potentials.
• Establish the company’s technology roadmap and lead all aspects of the roadmap implementation
• Ensure that incident management procedures are defined and in effect to ensure that relevant security incidents (Access control violations, viruses, illegal use of software, hacking, etc.) are identified, monitored, analysed and acted upon.

Speaker

ISACA IBADAN CHAPTER

November 2013 – November 2013 (1 month)IBADAN

Speaker ( Risk and Benefit involve in Outsourcing Cloud Computing)

Africa 4 IT International Conference

March 2012 – April 2012 (2 months)Oriental Hotel V.I

IT Consultant

RIGGS PLC

Publications

Meeting PCIDSS When Using a Cloud Service Provider(Link)

ISACA

September 8, 2012

With the advent of new technologies, cloud computing has the potential to be the next major driver of business innovation, as it is likely to change the provision of IT services across almost all industries, including finance, telecommunications, health care and government. This means that exploitation will change from systems to web. Due to these changes, today’s business needs demand that ...more

Going Mobile in Rural and Developing Regions(Link)

ISACA

January 17, 2013

Mobile devices are changing the way we live.

Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices are playing an increasing role in how people work, communicate, shop, network and receive information. Mobile computing has been in the news so frequently over the past two years that the average consumer would think that this is a brand new innovation.
As we know, mobile computing has been around...more

Looking Beyond Meeting PCIDSS Requirements by Cloud Service Providers(Link)

ISACA

September 4, 2012

With the advent of new technologies cloud computing has the ability to offer organizations long-term IT savings, reductions in infrastructural costs and pay-for-service models. By moving IT services to the cloud, organizations are more geographically distributed than ever before and the pace of business gets faster every day. Online collaboration has become a business necessity—there is no other...more

How to Improve Corporate Network Security(Link)

ISACA

September 15, 2011

Dealing with security breaches is a real challenge for many organizations, and the threat of losing sensitive data is significant. It is critical to be ready for them because threats are unquestionably growing and changing. According to vendor firm Panda Security, 34% of all existing viruses were created during 2010. Panda Security also reports that Trojans, such as Zeus, accounted for 56% ...more

Using COBIT to Manage the Benefit, Risk and Security of Outsourcing Cloud Computing(Link)

COBIT FOCUS VOLUME 2 2011

April 6, 2011

The persistent global economic challenges have compelled many enterprises to look for a way to restructure their business through the use of IT resources to increase productivity and efficiency and to reduce operating costs to increase in their return on investment (ROI).
From general business improvements to strategic transformation initiatives, business executives are beginning to appreciate ...more

HOW TO ADDRESS END USER RISK AGREEMENT FOR BYOD(Link)

E-FORENSIC MAGAZINE

April 30, 2013

With the explosion of mobile devices such as notebooks, tablets, and smartphones, Mobility has become ubiquitous, which led to an increased dependency on wireless networks for business-critical services. Organizations now depend on high-bandwidth to send and receive voice, video and data, from any device to anyone for video conferencing and video streaming. Wi-Fi is quickly becoming the primary...more

The Criticality of Mobile Device Management(Link)

ISACA JOURNAL

November 4, 2013

Mobile devices are changing the way people work and many businesses are starting to extend their business applications and business intelligence (BI) capabilities to these devices. Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices are playing an increasingly central role in how people communicate, network, work, shop and receive information. Mobile computing has been in the news frequently over ...more

Making Enterprise Data Protection Agile; Best Practices for Encryption(Link)

Workshop

November 2, 2013

How to Perform a Business Strategy for BYOD(Link)

ISACA

November 18, 2013

Enterprises should consider the style of their businesses when crafting strategies for BYOD, writes Adesanya Ahmed in today’s #ISACA Journal Author Blog.

10 tips on how to address end user risk agreements for BYOD(Link)

IDG COMMUNICATIONS (CSO)

June 26, 2014

Meeting the PCI DSS Compliance Guidelines(Link)

ISACA

October 10, 2014

PCI DSS compliance is mandatory for banks, merchants and providers that process, transmit or store cardholder data. Explore compliance challenges and how to meet the compliance requirements

How to Meet the New PCI DSS Compliance Guidelines and Beyond(Link)

DIGITAL FORENSIC MAGAZINE

February 2, 2015

The rapid adoption of mobile devices and cloud-based technologies among enterprises of all sizes means that security is now a critical need for all enterprises.