Management Team





Olanrewaju Olaniyan is the Coordinator, Development Practice Programme and Sub-Dean. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Ibadan where he teaches Economics of Human Resources and Macroeconomics. He graduated with First Class Honours in Educational Management before obtaining M.Sc. and PhD in Economics from the University of Ibadan. His research interests include Economics of Education, Poverty and Inequality, Social Protection and Health Economics. Continue Reading »



Janice E. Olawoye is the Coordinator of the Sustainable Integrated Rural Development in Africa (SIRDA) Programme. She holds a PhD from the University of Ibadan. She is a Rural Sociologist in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development in the University of Ibadan where she has taught courses on rural social change, rural social problems, rural sociology, social development and related topics for 32 years.  She was a former Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Ibadan. Continue Reading »





RASHEED O. OLANIYI is the Coordinator of the Leadership and Governance Programme. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, University of Ibadan and former Sub-Dean (General) Faculty of Arts (2007-2009). He earned his PhD from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria in 2004.  Before joining University of Ibadan, Rasheed Olaniyi was the Programmes Officer of the Center for Research. Continue Reading »



Dr. Raphael A. Alabi is the Coordinator of the Tourism and Development Programme. He was a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Brown University, Providence, U.S.A. from September, 1995 to June 1996 under the Ibadan – Brown Exchange Programme. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana, Legon from August 2009 to July 2010. He is a member of many Learned Societies including the Archaeological Association of Nigeria, Continue Reading »




Dr. I.O. Azeez is the Coordinator of the Indigenous Knowledge and Development Programme. He has over seventeen years practical experience as a forestry extension practitioner with thrust in forestry extension and rural sociology. He has served as an assistant lecturer at College of Agriculture, Jalingo, Taraba State between 1994 and 1995. He joined the Departement of Forest resources Management, University of Ibadan as an Assistant Lecturer in 1997 and has risen Continue Reading »





Olawale Emmanuel Olayide is a Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Programme. He holds a PhD degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has participated in several post-doctoral courses on environment and natural resources, including Agri-Green Management: Agri-Environmental Considerations under Climatic Changes held at the University, Jerusalem, Israel in May, 2013 (four weeks) Continue Reading »