Name: Prof. Tajudeen Ademola AKANJI (Director)
Email: [email protected]
Tajudeen Ademola Akanji Is a professor of Industrial and Peace Education and the pioneer Director of the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies. He obtained a B.Ed. (Chemistry) from the University of Benin, an M.Sc (Environmental/ Analytical Chemistry) and Ph.D.(Industrial Education) from the University of Ibadan.
He also has a Diploma in Reconciliation and Conflict Prevention from Transcend Peace University Romania in 2003
Akanji won the Kwara State Government of Nigeria Undergraduate Scholarship, 1976 – 79 and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, fellowship for the research into Insecurity in Nigeria, The Boko Haram Dimension, 2012 – 2013.
He has also won the University of Ibadan Senate Research Grant: Developing Appropriate Advocacy tool for Community members in Disaster Response, A project executed in Lisa Village following the Belview Air Crash, 2002 – 04, and many other research grants. He is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Science, Editorial Board member of the Police Executive Symposium (IPES), a Board of Trustees for the Foundation for the Victims of Child Abuse amongst others.
He teaches post-graduate level courses on Research Methods, Statistics, Early Warning and Disaster Prevention and currently supervises post-graduate students. He is presently the Head of the Humanitarian and Disaster Risk Management Unit of the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies and a current member of the Senate of the University of Ibadan.
He is a professional trainer having been admitted as a member of the Nigerian Institute for Training and Development, (NITAD), and has served as consultant/trainer to many local and international organisations. He was the consultant to Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung for designing and implementing policies for inter-agency cooperation among the Security agencies and also dialogue programs with the community. He has consulted for many organisations such as NEMA, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNOPS, SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUNDS ORGANISATION, KAS. He is currently working with the Federal Government of Nigeria on victims, and excombatants of insurgency war in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, and Chad republic.
Akanji’s area of research interest is in Humanitarian and Disaster risk management.