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Meet our Featured Speaker – Hussaini Abdu, Ph.D.

Hussaini Abdu, Ph.D. is a development and humanitarian specialist, researcher, and scholar. He’s served in different capacities in academics, development, and humanitarian organisations. In the last thirteen years, he’s been Country Director of ActionAid, Plan International and currently Care International in Nigeria.

He’s been extensively involved in democracy, governance, and development study and practice in Africa in the last 25 years.

He has served on the Boards of many developments and research institutions in Africa. Dr. Abdu has held different other responsibilities in some other International development organisations in Africa. As the Head of ActionAid International Democracy and Governance Programme in Africa, he coordinated and supported democracy and governance programme in 23 different African countries, working closely with state institutions, international and regional organisations, like the African Union, Southern African Development Corporation (SADC), Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) and the UN system amongst others.

Hussaini Abdu, Ph.D.,  has also taught Political Economy and Defence Studies at the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. He’s conducted extensive institutional and independent reviews, strategic planning and international consultancies in Africa and Latin America. He’s made substantial contributions to books and learned journals and has been a principal resource person on Nigeria and African civil society, security, democratic governance, and development.

He is the author of researched reference books; Clash of Identity: State, Society, and Ethno-Religious Conflicts in Northern Nigeria, published in 2010, and Partitioned Borgu: State, Politics and Society in a West African Border Region, published in 2019.

He will be speaking on; The Place of Dialogue, Mediation, and Conciliation in Effective Mitigation of Conflicts in a Polarised Society 

The Conference is scheduled to hold as follows; 
Date: 30th November 2021
Venue: Abuja International Trade and Convention Centre, Km 8, Airport Road, Abuja (Hybrid – Physical/Virtual)
Time: 9:00AM WAT

To Register for the Conference, please visit; www.icmcconference.org

We look forward to warmly welcoming you. 


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