NON-RESIDENT FELLOWS

Our non-resident fellows contribute their knowledge and expertise to on-going research projects.

Dr. Olawale Fawehinmi has over three decades of experience as a healthcare professional in Nigeria and the UK. He earned a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, an MBA from the University of Leicester, an Msc in Public Policy and Management from the University of London, and a Certificate in Management and Leadership from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

He is currently a PhD candidate (Public Policy) at De Montfort University, with research interests in healthcare management and health policy implementation.

Ms. Joel has over seven years of experience working in urban and natural resource research, policy analysis, and research communications. She earned a Bachelors and Masters in Sociology and Public Policy from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Central European University Budapest, Hungary respectively. She has completed studies for the award of a Master’s in International Law and Diplomacy at the University of Lagos and holds certificates in Health Law and Policy from the University of Latvia, Riga and in Data Quality from The Bloomberg School of Public Health (online program) at John Hopkins University.

She is currently a visiting researcher at the Urban Institute Center for International Development and Governance, Washington D.C where she performs research and provides program support for international programs in climate adaption and urban service delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Amaka Anku, a lawyer, has extensive experience working on development and conflict resolution across Africa. She has worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, Gabon, and Nigeria, and for organizations such as the International Rescue Committee, Africare, the International Crisis Group, and the African Development Bank. She has published on transitional justice challenges in Rwanda, and presented her work at international conferences in the US and Europe. Her diverse career includes a clerkship for United States federal judge Legrome Davis, where she was lead attorney in charge of over 120 cases. Prior to joining the Center for Public Policy Alternatives, Ms. Anku practiced in the international arbitration group of global law firm Shearman & Sterling, LLP, where she represented multinational corporations in complex and multimillion-dollar cross-border disputes.

Amaka earned a policy degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, magna cum laude, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.