MINDS is excited to announce the appointment of Wole Olaleye, who joins us as the new Programme Manager as from July 2018. With nearly 20 years’ experience in governance, policy research, advocacy and campaigns, and monitoring and evaluation spanning across a diverse range of sectors and settings in Africa and internationally, as well as having consulted for a range of organisations on Africa’s development including civil society organisations and inter-state institutions, Wole is well placed to help grow and expand with programme outreach. We will be well served by his knowledge gained whilst consulting for a range of organisations on Africa’s development including civil society organisations and inter-state institutions.
Having worked on a number of global engagements, including being part of observer teams, he has provided expert analysis on a range of issues. Wole is also a member of numerous civil society delegations to global and African continental policy events. He joins the MINDS family having worked at a number of the continent’s leading development and research institutions including: Fair Play for Africa; Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), Actionaid; the Electoral Institute for Southern Africa (EISA); Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) and the Centre for Democracy in Africa Research Unit (DARU) at the University of Cape Town.
He holds an M.Phil in Social Science Research Methodology from the University of Stellenbosch and has published widely in the areas of democratisation in Africa, post-war reconstruction, the role of elections in democratisation, and performance monitoring and evaluation. Along with presenting numerous papers at a range of international conferences, workshops, seminars and he has also provided higher level opportunities for thought leadership, opinion shaping and negotiation.