LEADERSHIP

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Dr. Gbadebo-Smith is a graduate  of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.  In 2008, he was a fellow at Harvard’s Ash Institute for Innovation in Government.  He has conducted research on various policy issues including governance, health, and food chain analysis.  He has worked as an independent consultant for Lagos state, DFID, World Bank, and other international organizations.
Mr. Oyetunji is currently Managing Director of Alexander Forbes, the leading actuaries firm in Nigeria.  He has a First Class Honors degree and a PhD from the University of Manchester, and a Masters from Imperial College, London.  He is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
Mrs. Gbadebo-Smith is a lawyer and alumnus of the London School of Economics.  She practiced law for several years and was company secretary and legal advisor for a large Nigerian bank before leaving to pursue an MPA at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.  She is presently Managing Consultant for Harriet Davidson Ltd, a public policy consulting firm and worked as a consultant to many organizations including the Ford Foundation, DFID, EU, the Federal Government, and various state governments in Nigeria and across Africa.

MANAGEMENT

Dr. Gbadebo-Smith is a graduate  of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.  In 2008, he was a fellow at Harvard’s Ash Institute for Innovation in Government.  He has conducted research on various policy issues including governance, health, and food chain analysis.  He has worked as an independent consultant for Lagos state, DFID, World Bank, and other international organizations.
Dr. Olufemi Olarewaju is very passionate about solutions to local and national developmental challenges, with specific interest in the energy, environment, and transportation sectors.  He completed a comprehensive project on solar energy utilization for rural dwellers for his doctoral dissertation.  He is a consummate professional with very diverse academic background in the sciences (BSc. Applied Geophysics, Ife), business (MS. Information Systems Auditing, California), and public policy (PhD, Public Affairs, Texas).  His professional experience spans over two decades in private, public, and non-governmental organizations.  Before joining the Center for Public Policy Alternatives, Dr. Olarewaju most recently served as a Research Fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis, a think-tank with offices in Dallas, Texas, and Washington, District of Columbia, United States.
Ms. Akpojiyovbi is a development specialist with a focus on institutional development and local economy development.  She is an accredited Value Chain Development and Inclusive Markets trainer and provides capacity building support to public sector organizations.  An experienced program manager, Mojisola has worked with international organizations that include UNDP, ILO, Canadian International Development Agency, and British Council.  She was responsible for establishing flagship programs for Volunteer Corps, an indigenous NGO that works with young people in Lagos.

Ms. Akpojiyovbi hols a Masters degree in International Law and Diplomacy and a BSc in Education from the University of Lagos.  In her spare time, she designs and delivers courses for teachers in secondary schools, focusing on contemporary teaching approaches, school management and leadership.

RESEARCH 

Josiah Aramide |BSc & MSc, Physics.
Michael Falade | BSc, Zoology.  MPH, Public Health.
Tosin Osasona | BA & MA, Law.
Bisola Dawon | BSc. & MSc, Geography.
Olukayode Osoba | B.Tech Pure & Applied Mathematics. MSc, Operations Research.
Oyindamola Popoola | BSc, Mass Communications. MA, Science, Society, and Development Studies.
Adedamola Owolade | Bachelors of Commerce, Economics. MSc, Econometrics.
Adedamola Ademola | BSc, Agric. MSc, Agric & Rural Dev’t. PhD, Rural Sociology (expected).
Emmanuel Aduku | BSc & MSc, Sociology.
Williams Uzoma | BSc, Human Anatomy. MpH, Health & Policy Management.
Vahyala Kwaga | Bachelors & Masters, Law.
Abayomi Adelodun | BSc, Sociology. MSc Media & Communications.
Olaoluwa Ogunmodede | BA, English Language & Linguistics. M.A., Int’l Political Economy.
Thelma Obiakor (Intern) | BA, Economics. MA, Development Studies.
Damilola Ayodeji (Intern) | BA, French. MA, International Studies and Diplomacy.
Ramon Bello (Intern) | BSc Demography and Social Statistics.

 

 

 

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