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Personal Development

Research Activity & Conferences

  • Research Internship at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), Johannesburg, South Africa. I was based in the "Governance and APRM Programme" department from where I carried out elite interviews and desk research for my thesis (23rd May - 1st July 2011).
  • Presentation of findings on APRM in Nigeria to researchers at the South African Institute of International Affairs on (29th June 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa).
  • Conference presentation of paper titled: "Peer Pressure and the African Peer Review Mechanism" at the Ninth International Conference on the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey; 7-10 July 2010
  • Participant at the International Conference on "Law and Politics in Africa's One-Party Dominant Regimes" organised by the Centre for Studies of Democratisation and School of Law, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom; 10 - 12 September 2010

Memberships

  • Research affiliation with Centre for Studies in Democratisation (CSD), University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Research affiliation with Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Member of the Africa International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) Regional Network

Workshops and trainings

  • 'Developing and Improving your Memory' by Dr. Caron King (13th February, 2009)
  • 'Thesis Structure' by Dr. Mihai Balanescu, University of Warwick (4th March 2009)
  • 'Effective PowerPoint Presentations' by Dr. Steve Hutchinson (6th March, 2009)
  • 'Disability Awareness training' by Richard Gray -Freelance trainer/ Consultant for Deafworks (31st March 2009)
  • 'Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility'e-Learning course by the World Bank Institute (WBI) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) on the occasion of International Women's Day celebration 2009 (March 2009)
  • 'Assertiveness and Putting your Case across' by Dave Filipovic-Carter (Education Training Limited) (29th April 2009)
  • 'Using Feedback Efficiently and Effectively' by Dr. Mihai Balanescu, University of Warwick (15th May 2009)
  • 'How to Write a Literature Review- Arts and Studies' (26th May 2009)
  • 'The Peer Review Process' (17th June 2009)
  • 'Microsoft Access 2007: Introduction to Concepts and Design' by IT Services, University of Warwick (14th October 2009)
  • Case Studies Peer Review session, African Platform for Development Effectiveness, Sandton, South Africa (5th - 7th June 2011)
  • New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Sensitisation event for NEPAD State Coordinators and the Media on "NEPAD as Africa's Transformation Agenda", Abuja, Nigeria (26th - 27th October 2011)
  • Early Careers Event for Social Scientists, 2 day residential training, The Higher Education Academy, Sociology, Anthropology, Politics (C-SAP)event held in Horton Grange, Edgbaston Park Road, University of Birmingham (29th - 30th November 2011)
  • PGR Careers in Academia for Social Science Faculty, Student Careers & Skills Department, University of Warwick (20th March 2012)