SPEAKERS OF THE AFRICAN CONCEPT OF DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Most Rev. Dr. Matthew Kukah
Most Rev. Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah is the current Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Northwestern Nigeria. Kukah has served in many presidential initiatives such as the Human Rights Violation Investigation Commission, the Electoral Reform Committee and the National Political Reform Conference. Kukah holds a Doctorate Degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies. He was a senior Rhodes scholar at St. Antony’s College, Oxford and a Mason Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Patricia Donli is an educationist and lecturer of over 40 years in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maiduguri. She holds various certificates: gender, environment & sustainable development, good governance, Certificate in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution; monitoring and evaluation. Prof. Donli is the founder of Gender Equality, Peace and Development Centre (GEPaDC). She is a member of many professional bodies and a recipient of many national and international awards.
Prof. Patricia Donli
Prof. Eghosa Osaghae
Professor Eghosa Osaghae is a Professor of Political Science and Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA). He was the Vice Chancellor of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State (2004 – 2018). He has consulted for the USAID, DFID, UNDP, and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). Prof. Osaghae has over 150 articles in books and learned journals.
Jim Ijenwa UNAH is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy of the University of Lagos. He is a fellow of various national and international organisations and former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Premier University of Sao Tome and Principe. Unah has authored numerous text books, chapters in books, monographs and articles in philosophy. He is an expert in Human Ontology encompassing ethics, character development, creative and critical thinking.