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Adebayo Olukoshi

Distinguished Professor, Wits School of Governance at University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa

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Professor Adebayo Olukoshi is a Distinguished Professor at the Wits School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He received his undergraduate education at the Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria), and his doctoral education at Leeds University (United Kingdom).

Prof Olukoshi has served as Research Professor and Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Senior Research Fellow at the Nordic Africa Institute (Uppsala, Sweden), Senior Professional Staff at The South Centre (Geneva), Executive Secretary of the CODESRIA (the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa) in Dakar, Senegal; Director of the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (Dakar, Senegal); and until recently, as the Director, Regional Office for Africa and West Asia of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Sweden).

Prof Olukoshi is a multi-award winning scholar and recipients of several fellowships, including the Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa), and Rhodes African Research Fellowship at Oxford University.

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