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Prof. Oka Martin Obono

B.Sc., M.Sc. (Calabar); Ph.D. Sociology (Ibadan)

Preferred Email: [email protected]

Tel.: + 234 803 346 7863

 

Work Address                                                           

Department of Sociology

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

                        Home Address    

 

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

                        No. 1 Wadie Martin Road

           

 

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Profile

 

Oka Martin Obono is Professor of Sociology and Population Studies at the University of Ibadan (UI); Chair, Demography and Population Studies Unit, Department of Sociology (UI); Director, Centre for Human Resource Development (UI); and immediate past Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (now Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies). He has extensive academic, field and administrative experience, spanning work at the University of Calabar (1990-8); Ibadan (1998-); Brown University, USA (2000-2); Bowen University (2005); Centre for Sustainable Development (2009-); and as Visiting Professor to Leiden University, the Netherlands (2010-2011; 2015) and University of the Western Cape, South Africa (2011-2). He serves on the Technical Advisory Board of the Centre for Public Policy Alternatives (AndChristie Research Foundation); and Governing Boards of the Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-ASIA); Duress and Connectivity Project (Leiden University); and the Fulani Project (Leiden). He is Series Editor, International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden), Member, UI Council Committee on Community Development; UI Senate Curriculum Committee; and Chair, UI Senate Ad hoc Committee on Matters Related to Restitution and Academic Integrity.

 

Professor Obono is a global consultant who brings academic skills to practitioner contexts to address pressing global needs. He is Temporary Adviser to WHO (1996-) on Dracunculiasis, Onchocerciasis, Ebola, and community perceptions of healthcare delivery systems in sub-Saharan Africa; WHO PI on the Anthropological Study of the Ebola Outbreak in Uganda (2012); PI on the WHO Perceptions Study (Southwest Nigeria); member, International Pre-certification Team to Nigeria (2010), and International Certification Teams (ICTs) to Nigeria (2013), Ghana (2015) and Kenya (2017). He is Principal Investigator, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Assessment of Investments in Social Protection (Nigeria, 2017); Strategy Consultant to the ECOWAS Directorate for Humanitarian and Social Affairs (2017); Strategy Consultant to ECOWAS on the Community Strategic Framework (2016-2020); Director of Research, Public Attitudes to Public Policy (Lagos, 2010-3); UNECA/UNDP Consultant Methodologist on Africa Governance Monitoring Report III (2009); Zonal Team Leader, European Union Monitoring Mission of the 2006 Nigerian Census; Coordinator of regional network on governance monitoring; Regional Conflict/Methodology Consultant to the Consortium for Development Partnerships; International Consultant to WACSI (Accra), Population Council (New York), OSIWA (Dakar), SEEK (Berlin), UNRISD (Geneva), UNOWA (Senegal), among other bodies.

 

Professor Obono is Patron of the Students’ Research Network; and Programme Representative/Mentor in the Social Sciences Research Council (New York) Next Generation Scholars Programme. He was Faculty Representative on the UI/University College Hospital Institutional Review Board; Advisor, Faculty of the Social Sciences Students’ Association (2002-date). He teaches Research Methodology; Introduction to Population Studies; Population Problems; Population Policies; Population Theories; Demographic Aspects of Labour Force Participation; Leadership and Public Policy; Peoples and Cultures of Africa; and Theory Building.

 

He has over 150 published essays, which include scientific journal articles and commentaries on methodology, population, culture, theory, policy, and community health.

Education

 
2007                 Course on Integrating Biomarkers in Social Science Research. June, 2007. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA. June, 2007

 

2000-2              Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Anthropological Demography, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

 
2000                 Ph.D. Sociology (Population Studies and Social Demography), University of Ibadan, Nigeria
 
1995                 M.Sc. Sociology (Demography and Population Studies), University of Calabar

 

1987                 B.Sc. (Hons.) Sociology, University of Calabar, Nigeria

 

1982                 West African School Certificate, Hope Waddell Training Institution, Calabar.

 

 

AWARDS, HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

 

  1. Patron, University of Ibadan Students’ Research Network (2016-date).
  2. Regional Representative of the Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC) of New York) Next Generation Social Sciences Africa (2015-2017).
  3. Visiting Professor, Leiden University, the Netherlands (September 2-20, 2015).
  4. Honorary Rotarian, Rotary Club of Iyaganku-Ibadan (District 9125), Nigeria (2015).
  5. Humanitarian and Refugee Studies Association’s Award for Exceptional Achievement as Director of the Center for Peace and conflict Studies (2015)
  6. Obol Kogbongha K’Ekpon of Yakurr – award by Yakurr Traditional Rulers’ Council for sustained longitudinal research on development prospects of Yakurr communities (2013).
  7. Humanitarian and Refugee Studies Association’s Excellence Award in Teaching (2013).
  8. Nigerian Sociological and Anthropological Students’ Association’s Excellence Award (Most Disciplined Lecturer, 2012).
  9. Promoted Professor of Sociology, 1 October, 2010.
  10. University of Calabar Distinguished Award for Academic Excellence (2010).
  11. Visiting Lecturer and Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Anthropological Demography, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA (2000-3).
  12. John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Leadership Development Award (1996-9).
  13. Council for the Development of Social Science in Africa Award for Doctoral Thesis, 1996.
  14. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant for Semi-Longitudinal Behavioral Research on HIV/AIDS. 2006-9.
  15. University of Calabar Council Award for Doctoral Study Fellowship (1995).

 

Academic Appointments

 

2015                 Visiting Professor, Leiden University, the Netherlands (September 2-20, 2015)

 

2017-                Fellow, Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan.

 

2014-7              Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CEPACS), University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

                       

2013-                Co-Supervisor, Doctoral Research Candidate, Leiden University.

 

2013                 Course Director, United Nations Institute for Development and Economic Planning, Dakar, Senegal.

 

2012-                Member of Governing Board of Leiden University Research Advisory Group for Connecting in Times of Duress (CTD) Project, Leiden University.

 

2011-2              Visiting Professor, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2011                 Visiting Fellow, African Studies Centre, Leiden University, the Netherlands

 

2010-                Professor of Sociology/Population Studies, Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan

 

2010-1              Co-Supervisor, Masters in African Studies. University of Leiden

 

2010                 Guest Faculty, Brown University International Advanced Research Institute.

 

2009-                Associate Lecturer, Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan

 

2007-                Adjunct Faculty, National Defence College, Abuja, Nigeria

 

2005                 Associate Lecturer, Department of Sociological Applications, Bowen University

 

2005                 Associate Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology, Medical Statistics, and Environmental Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan

 

2004-15            Fellow/Associate Lecturer, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Ibadan

 

2000-2              Visiting Lecturer, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

 

1998                 Lecturer, Sociology Department, University of Ibadan

 

1990-8              Graduate Assistant/Assistant Lecturer, University of Calabar, Calabar.

 

Details of University Teaching

 

University of Calabar

  1. Sociology of Education
  2. Advocacy and Intervention
  3. Helping Institutions
  4. Research Methods
  5. Political Sociology
  6. Women in Society
  7. Sociology of Education

 

University of Ibadan

  1. SOC 104:    Introduction to Population Studies
  2. SOC 201:    Peoples and Cultures of Africa
  3. SOC 303:    Introduction to Social Research
  4. SOC 350:    Methods of Social Research I
  5. SOC 351:    Methods of Social Research II
  6. SOC 306:    Theory Building
  7. SOC 306:    Contemporary Sociological Theories
  8. SOC 345:    Population Problems
  9. SOC 409:    Population, Planning and Policies
  10. SOC 317:    Methods of Social Inquiry
  11. SOC 702:    Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences
  12. SOC 712:    MPhil/PhD Conversion Seminars
  13. SOC 728:    Population Theories
  14. SOC 731:    Sociology of the Family
  15. HRS 702:    Research Methods in Humanitarian and Refugee Studies
  16. HRS 712:    International Organizations and Refugee Problems
  17. MIR 702:    Methods of Social Research
  18. MIR 707:    Demographic Aspects of the Labour Force
  19. MIR 719:    Demographic Issues in Labour Force Analysis
  20. Supervised 5 PhDs and 65 MScs to completion

 

 

University Administrative Experience

 

  1. Director, Centre for Human Resource Development (2013-)
  2. Chair, Senate Ad hoc Committee on Review of Restitution and Integrity Matters (2017)
  3. Member, Senate Ad hoc Committee on the Establishment of the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies (2014-2015)
  4. Chair, Demography and Population Studies Unit (2014-date)
  5. Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (2013-2015)
  6. Member, University Quality Assurance Policy Committee (2012)
  7. Member, University Gender and Sexual Harassment Policy Committee (2012)
  8. Member, Gender Mainstreaming Policy Development Committee (2008-date)
  9. Coordinator, Departmental Staff Seminar Series (2006-2008)
  10. Departmental Business Manager (2005-2008)
  11. Departmental Postgraduate Coordinator (2005-2007)

 

 

 

University Administrative Experience cont’d

 

  1. Member, Council Committee on Community Development, 2004-date Staff Adviser, Faculty of the Social Sciences Students’ Association (2004-date)
  2. Faculty of the Social Sciences Representative, University of Ibadan/University College Hospital Institutional Review Committee (UI/UCH IRC), 2004-2007.
  3. Member, Ad Hoc Committee on the Total University Environment (2004-2007)
  4. Undergraduate Studies Coordinator, Department of Sociology (2004-2005)
  5. Examinations Officer, Sociology Department (2004 -2005)
  6. Workshop Coordinator, Students’ Leadership Development Program (2003-2007)
  7. Assistant Warden, Tafawa Balewa Postgraduate Hall (2003-2007)
  8. Member, Faculty Finance Committee (2003-2006)
  9. Member, University of Ibadan/University College Hospital Institutional Review Committee (UI/UCH IRC), 2002-2004.
  10. Secretary, Departmental Vision Review Committee (1999)
  11. Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee (1999)
  12. Director of Socials, Department of Sociology (1998-2000)

 

 

Seminars, conferences and PUBLIC LECTURES

 

  1. “Neglected Aspects of Triangulation in Nigerian Social and Behavioural Research”. Paper proposed for the International Sociological Association (ISA) Conference in Toronto, Canada, July, 2018.

 

  1. “Sacred Art and Pronatalism among the Yakurr of Southern Nigeria”. Paper proposed for the International Sociological Association (ISA) Conference in Toronto, Canada, July, 2018.

 

  1. “Motivation, Responsibility and the Rewarding Environment”.  Guest Lecture Delivered at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Annual Management Conference. Jos, Plateau State. 26 September, 2017.

 

  1. “The Evolution of Servant Leadership in Nigeria”. Guest Lecture Delivered to the Management Seminar of Immanuel College of Theology, Ibadan. 25 August, 2017.

 

  1. “The Structural Management of Inequality: Pathways to Inclusive Growth and Development”. Public Lecture Delivered in Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of Human Development Initiatives. May, 2017.

 

  1. “The Sustainable Development Goals as Building Blocks for Peace”. Public Lecture Presented to Commemorate the 2016 International Peace Day. Abuja: Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution. Wednesday 21st September, 2016.

 

  1. “Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Options for Poverty Eradication in Nigeria”. Guest Lecture Delivered to the 38th Senior Executive Course of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Main Conference Auditorium, NIPSS, Kuru. 15 September, 2016.

 

  1. “Berlin, Bandung and Agency in the Making of Modern Africa.” Commissioned Paper Presented Seminar on Agency in Modern Africa. Sciences Po, Paris, France. 10 October 2016.

 

Seminars, Conferences and Public Lectures cont’d

 

  1. “Strategic Leadership and Accountability in Nigerian Colleges and Universities”. Guest Lecture Delivered at the ETL Executive Seminar. Houston, Texas. 16 May, 2016

 

  1. “The State of Academic Integrity in Nigeria Today.” Sixty-Sixth University of Ibadan Postgraduate School Interdisciplinary Research Discourse. University of Ibadan Conference Centre. 19 April, 2016.

 

  1. “Big Data and Innovation in Nigerian Higher Institutions”. Guest Lecture Delivered at the ETL Executive Seminar. Dubai, UAE. 19 March, 2016

 

  1. “The Liberating Attributes of Human Service”. Public Lecture Delivered at the Investiture of the 25th Rotary Club (District 9125) President, Iyanganku, Ibadan. 1 August, 2015.

 

 

 

ConsultancY (2000-date)

 

2017                 Member. WHO International Certification Team (Dracunculiasis) to Kenya.

 

2017                 National Consultant.  Development of a Strategic Plan for the ECOWAS Directorate of Humanitarian and Social Affairs.

 

2017                 Principal Investigator and UNECA Consultant. Multi-country Assessments of Investments in Social Protection (Nigeria).

 

2016-                Principal Investigator. Multi-country: The Fulani in the Sahel: Caught between the Hammer of Muslim Extremism and the Anvil of the State (Mali, Nigeria). NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development.

 

2016                 National Consultant (Nigeria). United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Better Monitoring of Social Protection in Africa (Chad, Kenya, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria). UNECA/Social Policy Division.

 

2016                 Facilitator. Meeting of ECOWAS Directors on Implementation of the Community Strategic Framework, 2016-2020. Lagos, 7-11 March.

 

2013                 National Consultant and Member. World Health Organization (WHO) International Certification Team (ICT) for Assessing the Eradication of Guinea Worm Disease in Nigeria. January 31 – February 16, 2010.

 

2015-                Regional Representative. Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC) of New York) Next Generation Social Sciences Africa (2015-2016).

 

2015                 International Consultant and Member. World Health Organization (WHO) International Certification Team (ICT) for Assessing the Eradication of Guinea Worm Disease in Ghana.

 

 

Consultancy (2000-date) cont’d

 

2014-                Principal Strategy Consultant. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): Community Strategic Framework (CSF), 2016-2020.

 

2014                 National Consultant/Principal Investigator. Population Council/UNICEF Study of Epidemiology and Response to HIV among Adolescents and Young People in Nigeria.

 

2013-5              Director. Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CEPACS), University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.2013           

 

2013                 National Consultant and Member. World Health Organization (WHO) International Certification Team (ICT) for Assessing the Eradication of Guinea Worm Disease in Nigeria.

 

2013                 National Consultant. Evaluation of Health Portfolios of the Church Development Service of the German Protestant Churches in Nigeria. SEEK/Brot für die Welt/Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst.

 

2013                 Principal Investigator. Baseline Survey of Attitudinal Change in Lagos State, Nigeria (in conjunction with TBWA\Concept, Millennium Advancement Initiative and the Lagos State Government).

 

2013                 National Consultant/Facilitator. Population Council Methodology/Design for Epidemiological Assessment in Nigeria. Abuja, 28 January-1 February.

 

2012                 Principal Facilitator. Workshop on qualitative research for academics of the Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. 23 July.

 

2010-1              Principal Investigator and Director of Research. Survey of Public Ownership and Behavior Change in Lagos (in conjunction with TBWA\Concept, Millennium Advancement Initiative and the Lagos State Government, Nigeria).

 

2010-1              Principal Investigator. World Health Organization and African Programme on Onchocerciasis Control (WHO/APOC) Study of Health Delivery Systems: Community Realities and People’s Perspectives in South West Nigeria.

 

2010-1              Principal Investigator. Mobility and Vulnerability among the Pastoralist Fulani in Cross River State. Multi-site collaboration between the African Studies Centre (the Netherlands), the Millennium Advancement Initiative (Nigeria), and LASDEL Institute (Niger).

 

 

Consultancy (2000-date) cont’d

 

2010                 International Methodology Consultant. UNECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Governance Monitoring in Africa.

 

2010                 National Consultant. World Health Organization (WHO) international precertification evaluation of the eradication of Guinea worm disease in Nigeria. January 31 – February 16, 2010.

 

2010                 Methodologist and Facilitator. Training workshop in use of qualitative research techniques for members of the Women’s Law Clinic and members of the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, January 31, 2010.

 

2010                 Methodologist and Facilitator. Training on use of qualitative methodology by residents and medical doctors at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria. January 26-30, 2010.

 

2009                 Baseline Survey Design Specialist. Yozumannion Limited (UK) in Partnerships for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS 2). Developed study design, instruments, manual of procedures, trained fieldworkers in Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna and Kano, provided quality assurance, data analysis plan, analyzed training impacts. Funded by DFID. July-August, 2009.

 

2009                 National Consultant. Abt Associates Nigeria Limited.  Designed qualitative methodology tools for institutional capacity assessment of media/health partners of PATHS2. August, 2009.

 

2009                 Deputy Leader of Mission. World Health Organization/African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control International Geographical Survey. Osun, 2009.

 

2009                 Team Leader and Chief Monitor. APOC Monitoring of Special Country Initiative in Oyo and Kwara States. February, 2009.

 

2009                 Independent Monitor. National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Harmonized National Living Standards Survey, Cross River State. February, 2009.

 

2008                 Consultant.  “Developing an Implementation Framework for the Nigerian Peace Policy”. Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP). November 20, 2008. IPCR, Abuja.

 

2008                 National Expert. Expert Meeting for Development of National Youth Development Index.  Ministry of Youth Development. October 8-11, 2008

 

2008                 Regional Coordinator/National Monitoring Team Leader. Open Society Initiative for West Africa/Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (OSIWA/CODESRIA) Special Project on Quarterly Monitoring of Governance Trends in Nigeria and Other West African Countries.

 

 

 

Consultancy (2000-date) cont’d

 

2008                 National Consultant. Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution/United Nations Development Programme National Peace Policy Formulation Process. In this engagement, which ended September 30, 2008, I:

                       

  1. Developed an operational framework for implementing a National Peace Policy for Nigeria;

 

  1. Examined the suitability or otherwise of the final draft of the peace policy as developed by Nigerian stakeholders, harmonized by the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution;

 

  1. Provided analytical profiles of conflicts and their dynamics in the Nigerian setting; and developed measurable indicators for monitoring contributions of the draft National Peace Policy to the evolution of a culture of peace in Nigeria.

 

2008                 Regional Coordinator/National Evaluation Team Leader. Open Society Initiative for West Africa/Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (OSIWA/CODESRIA) Special Project on Evaluation of Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria and Other West African Countries.

 

2008                 National Consultant.  National Emergency Management Agency and the National Youth Service Corps.  Design of Strategic Plan for Collaborative Disaster Prevention and Mitigation by NEMA and NYSC. May, 2008.

 

2008                 National Consultant.  Design of Strategy Document for Intervention in the Niger Delta by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa. April, 2008.

 

2007-                Consultant. Action Health Incorporated. Mentoring 18 African Sexuality Leadership Fellows for research and publication of results in book Tapestry of Human Sexuality in Africa (2010), which I edited (see “Publications” below).

 

2007                 Team Leader and International Observer. Nigerian Gubernatorial Elections.  International Republican Institute (IRI). Cross River State. April, 2007

 

2007                 Regional Consultant. Consortium for Development Partnerships (CDP Module V) Methodology Workshop for Four-Country Conflict Studies held in Bamako, Mali, 29-30 June, 2007.

 

2007                 Resource Person. International Republican Institute (IRI) Lagos Political Campaign School for Female Candidates. Ikeja, Lagos. February 22-23, 2007.

 

2007                 Resource Person.  Consortium for Development Partnerships (CDP) Methodology Workshop for Four-Country Conflict Studies. Benin, Nigeria. February 11-14, 2007.

 

2007                 Resource Person. National Universities Commission (NUC) Workshop on the Development of a Teachers’ Manual for Peace and Conflict Resolution. Abuja, Nigeria. February 7, 2007.

 

Consultancy (2000-date) cont’d

 

2007                 South-West Zonal Facilitator. Methodology Workshop for the Development of a National Peace Policy for Nigeria.  Organized by the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR). Ibadan, Nigeria. January 29-31, 2007.

 

2007                 Resource Person.  Methodology Workshop for the Research Project “The Travails of Democracy in Nigeria: 1999-2007”. Funded by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).  Abuja, Nigeria. January 25-27, 2007.

 

2007                 Resource Person.  National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Training Workshop for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)/Family Life Education (FLE) Schedule Officers on Mentoring, Supervisory, Monitoring, and Reporting Skills. Ibadan, Nigeria. January 22-25, 2007.

 

2007                 Resource Person. International Republican Institute (IRI) Lagos Political Campaign School. Ikeja, Lagos. January 17-18, 2007.

 

2006-9              Principal Researcher. Semi-longitudinal            Surveillance of HIV/AIDS Sero-Prevalence in Rural Cross River, South-South Nigeria. Research Alliance to Combat HIV/AIDS (REACH). A research partnership between the Program of African Studies (PAS), Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA and the Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Ibadan. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

2006                 National Consultant. Partnership for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS) – funded and supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Terminal date: December, 2006. In this role, I:

 

  1. Helped develop a Health Strategy Document (2007-2015) for the Enugu State Government, Nigeria

 

  1. Helped build the capacity of the Enugu State Policy Development and Planning Directorate (PDPD) – comprising its Health Directors and Permanent Secretary – to undertake subsequent health strategy and policy development in the state

 

2006                 Regional Consultant. Eighteen-Country African Consultations Assessment. The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). November, 2006

 

2006                 Consultant.  South-East/South-South (Team One) First Tier Pre-Election Assessment in Nigeria. International Republic Institute (IRI). October 16-November 12, 2006.

 

2006                 Appointed Chief Monitor and Team Leader.  African Programme on Onchocerciasis Control/World Health Organization (APOC/WHO) Independent Monitoring of Sustainability Plans Implementation in Ebonyi State (Mission postponed due to plane crash of October 30, 2006).

 

 

Consultancy (2000-date) cont’d

 

2006                 Consultant. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Niger Delta Human Development Report (NDHDR)

 

2006                 EU Zonal Monitor/Leader (South East Zone). European Union International Monitoring Mission of the 2006 Nigerian Population and Housing Census. In this role, I coordinated and directed the activities of 10 international state-level census monitors from Ireland, Kenya, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Nepal, Senegal, and Spain; analyzed and presented results of the mission, provided assessments of key census processes related to pre-developed criteria by which the results may be adjudged reliable; and produced and submitted zonal report (encompassing 5 states) to UNDP and EU.

 

2006                 National Consultant/Lead Evaluator. National evaluation CSOs funded by the Open Society Initiative of West Africa. Coordinated activities of evaluation team using rapid assessment procedures to identify impacts of OSIWA funding of 37 CSOs on institutional development and civil society.

 

2005                 National Consultant. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). In this role, I helped:

 

  1. Establish the African Centre for HIV/AIDS Management (ACHAM) and develop ACHAM as an African Union (AU) regional body to coordinate HIV/AIDS intervention policy on the continent;

 

  1. Liaise with AU Headquarters to ensure adoption of ACHAM within the AU Social Affairs Commission and build secure partnership between ACHAM and the UNAIDS-supported International Centre for Technical Cooperation (Brazil);

 

  1. Draft MoU between the Federal Government of Nigeria and UNAIDS and facilitated its signing on December 8, 2005 (See p.80 of the Guardian, February 7, 2006 for report on establishment of ACHAM), and help UNAIDS and the Nigerian Action Committee on HIV/AIDS (NACA) organize launch of ACHAM by President Olusegun Obasanjo at Summit of African Heads of State, April, 2006.

 

2005-6              Co-Investigator.  Qualitative Study of the Cultural Contexts of Infertility in Patani (Delta State) and Ugep (Cross River State), Southern Nigeria

 

2005                 Delegate representing the University of Ibadan. Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa Conference on Reforming the Higher Education System in Nigeria. 21-22 March. Abuja, Nigeria.

 

2004                 Evaluator. World Health Organization/African Programme on Onchocerciasis Control 5th Year Evaluation of Community-Directed Treatment with Ivermectin (CDTI) in Oyo State, Nigeria.  18 November - 6 December.

 

 

Consultancy (2000-date) cont’d

 

2004-5              Team Leader. International Livestock Research Institute West Africa Regional Programme – International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Campus. Improving Benefits of Urban and Peri-urban Livestock Production through Management of Associated Human an Environmental Health Risks in Nigeria.

 

2004                 Lead Monitor/Team Leader. World Health Organization/African Programme on Onchocerciasis Control (WHO/APOC) Independent Monitoring of Community-Directed Treatment with Ivermectin (CDTI) in Akwa Ibom State.  7-20 October.

 

2004                 National Consultant.  Editorial Forum of the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS).  Saly Portudal, Senegal. 25 April – 4 May, 2004.          

 

2004                 National Consultant. National Planning Commission. Universities’ Consultative Workshop on the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS). 13 April, 2004.

 

2003-5              Consultant. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development Study of Social Policy in the Development Context (Sub-Sahara Africa). Investigated water, health, and sanitation policies in Ghana and Nigeria.

 

2002                 Facilitator. Centre for Population Activities, Education and Development Workshops on Male Role in Fertility and Family in Nigeria. Owerri, Ekpoma, Jos and Zaria. The John D. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation

 

2001                 Coordinator (Data Analysis and Publication). WHO/APOC CDTI Independent Monitoring Reports.  Ouagadougou, January– February. 2001.

 

2000                 Consultant.  MacArthur Foundation Workshop in Report Writing for Fund for Leadership Development Grantees.  Abuja November 27-28.

 

2000                 Consultant. Training of Local Government Health Workers in CDTI Strategy.  WHO/APOC/UNICEF/Federal Ministry of Health.  Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.

 

2000                 Principal Monitor. WHO/APOC CDTI Independent Monitoring (Oyo State)

 

 

Selected Publications

 

  1. Obono, Oka. Forthcoming. Predicaments of the Nigerian State and Civil Society.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. Forthcoming. Three Critical Disjunctures in Social Policy and Budgeting in Nigeria. In T. Ademola Oyejide and Kassey Garba (eds.). Assessments of Budgets and Policies in the Nigerian Context. Ibadan: University of Ibadan Press. [Publication details tentative].

 

  1. Akeju, David and Oka Obono. Forthcoming. Household Dynamics and Psychological Wellbeing of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Ugep, Cross River State, Nigeria. Childhood.

 

Selected Publications cont’d

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2017. The State of Academic Integrity in Nigeria. Ibadan: University of Ibadan Press.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2017. The Structural Management of Inequality: Pathways to Inclusive Growth and Development. Lagos: Human Development Initiatives.  

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2016. The Nature of Social Order, Institutions and Environmental Precedence in Africa. In Olatunji A. Oyeshile and Francis Offor (eds.), Ethics, Governance and Social Order in Africa. Ibadan: Zenith BookHouse. Pp. 180-202.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2015. The Role of Civil Society in Nigeria’s National Development. Civil Society and Development in West Africa: Practitioners’ Perspectives. Accra: West African Civil Society Institute. Pp. 133-144.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2015. The Role of the ECOWAS Commission. In Ladi Hamalai and Mike I. Obadan (eds.), 40 Years of ECOWAS, 1975-2015. Abuja: National Institute of Legislative Studies. Pp. 49-69.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2015. The Ambivalence of Nigeria’s Population Policy. In Celestine Oyom Bassey and Uno Ijim Agbor (eds.), Public Policy and Politics in Nigeria: A Critical Discourse. Lagos: Concept Publications. Pp. 662-687.

 

  1. Obono, Oka and Elizabeth Omoluabi. 2014. Technical and Political Aspects of the 2006 Nigerian Population and Housing Census.  African Population Studies, 27 (2): 249-262.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2013. Report of a Baseline Survey of Attitudinal Change in Lagos State. Lagos: TBWA\CONCEPT Consortium (CSA: C&F Porter Novelli).

 

  1. Ofobrukweta, Dora and Oka Obono. 2013. Social Values and the Paradox of Responsibility among Incarcerated Heads of Households in Lagos State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Business and Social Sciences, 2 (1): 85-99.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2012. “A Different Kind of Ebola”: Perceptions and Other Sociocultural Factors Affecting the Outbreak of Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever in Kibaale District, Western Uganda. Report of an Anthropological Investigation into the Ebola Outbreak in Kibaale District, 8-25 September, 2012. Brazzaville and Kampala: World Health Organization.

 

  1. WHO. 2012. Health Services in Africa: Community Perceptions and Perspectives (A Multi-Country Study). Brazzaville: World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa. 97pp.

 

  1. Obono, Oka and Koblowe Obono. 2012. Ajala Travel: Mobility and Connections as Forms of Social Capital in Nigerian Society. In Mirjam de Bruijn and Rijk van Dijk (eds.). The Social Life of Connectivity in Africa. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. Pp. 227-242.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2011. Migration and Security. Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Technical Reports – Nigeria (CCASTR). A Compendium of Studies Commissioned and Published by Building Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change Project. Ontario: BNRCC. Pp. 147-152.

 

 

Selected Publications cont’d

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2011. Shadrach and Other Poems. Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative. 124pp.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2011. The Role of Non-State Actors in the Regional Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Architecture of West Africa. Dakar: United Nations Office for West Africa.

 

  1. Akeju, David and Oka Obono. 2011. Cultural and Demographic Considerations in Defining Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria. Proceedings of 16th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association, August 9-11, 2011.

 

  1. Mirjam de Bruijn, Kiky van Oostrum, Oka Obono, Amadou Oumarou, and Dodo Boureima, 2011. New Mobilities and Insecurities in Fulbe Nomadic Societies: A Multi-Country Study in West-Central Africa (Niger-Nigeria). Leiden: Afrikan Studie Centrum.

 

  1. Uche C. Isiugo-Abanihe and Oka Obono. 2011. On Male Role and Responsibility for Reproductive Health in Africa. The Nigerian of Sociology and Anthropology, (9 Special Edition on Gender): 158-171.

 

  1. Obono, Koblowe and Oka Obono. 2011. Changing Family-life Communication Media for Adolescents in Nigeria. Mass Communication Encyclopedia. Ibadan: Stirling Horden.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2010. The Cultural Tapestry of African Sexuality. In Oka Obono (ed.):1-12.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. (ed.). 2010. The Tapestry of Human Sexuality in Africa. Auckland Park: Fanele.

 

  1. Obono, Koblowe and Oka Obono. 2010. Gender and the Community of Female Sexuality in Ugep, Nigeria. Journal of Communication and Media Research, 2 (2): 67-76.

     

  1. Obono, Oka, Joseph S. Rishante, and Maria Idu. 2010. Diffusions of Innovations: Evaluation of the Sustainability of the Community Directed Treatment with Ivermectin Programme (CDTI) in Adamawa State, Nigeria. LWATI Journal of Contemporary Research 7(4): 171-196.

 

  1. Obono, Oka and Modupe Mohammed. 2010. Sexual and Reproductive Behaviour among Between-School Adolescents in Ibadan, Southern Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 8 (June): 55-83.

 

  1. Larsen, Ulla, Marida Hollos, Oka Obono, and Bruce Whitehouse. 2010. Suffering Infertility: The Impact of Infertility on Women’s Life Experiences in Two Nigerian Communities. Journal of Biosocial Science, 42 (June): 787-814.

 

  1. Hollos, Marida, Ulla Larsen, Oka Obono, and Bruce Whitehouse. 2009. The Problem of Infertility in High Fertility Populations: Meanings, Consequences, and Coping Mechanisms in Two Nigerian Communities. Social Science and Medicine, 68 (2009): 2061-2068.

 

  1. Obono, Koblowe and Oka Obono. 2009. Media Exposure and Reproductive Behaviour Change Among Generations of Adolescents in Ugep, Nigeria. Journal of the Nigerian Sociological and Anthropological Association, 7: 79-97.

 

Selected Publications cont’d

 

  1. Obono, Koblowe and Oka Obono. 2009. Influence of Home Videos on Sexuality Aspirations of Secondary School Students in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Communication and Media Research 1 (1): 83-93.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2009. The Historical Contradictions of Gender and Economic Analysis. Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies, 52 (1).

 

  1. Obono, Oka and Koblowe Obono. 2008. Analysis of Qualitative Data. In A.I. Olayinka, L. Popoola and A. Ojebode (eds.), Methodology of Basic and Applied Research. Ibadan: The Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan: 72-78.

 

  1. Nwokocha, E.E., Oka Obono and A.A. Adedimeji. 2008. Sociocultural Factors Affecting Pregnancy Outcomes among the Ibani of Rivers State, Nigeria. The Ibadan Journal of the Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 1 (March 2007): 29-41.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2008. Ideology and the Global Context of Nigeria’s Population Policies. The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies 50 (2): 235-256.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2007. Social Policy in the Development Context: Water, Health, and Sanitation in Ghana and Nigeria. In Jimi Adesina (ed.), Social Policy in Sub-Saharan African Context: In Search of Inclusive Development. New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 224-45.

 

  1.  Obono, Oka. 2007. A Lagos Thing: Rules and Realities of the Nigerian Megacity. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (Summer/Fall): 31-7.           

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2007. Summary of the Nigeria Evaluation Report. Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). Dakar, Senegal. 32pp.

 

  1. Obono, Oka, A. Arowojolu, A.J. Ajuwon, G.A.T. Ogundipe, J.A. Yakubu, and A.G. Falusi.    2006. Ethics in Research. In A.I. Olayinka, V.O. Taiwo, A. Raji-Oyelade, and I.P. Farai (eds.). Methodology of Basic and Applied Research. Ibadan: University of Ibadan Press. Pp. 281-317.

 

  1. Ekhaguere, G.O.S., A.I. Olayinka, V.O. Taiwo, T.O. Alonge, O.M. Obono. 2006. Challenges of Conducting Research in Developing Countries. In A.I. Olayinka, V.O. Taiwo, A. Raji-Oyelade, and I.P. Farai (eds.). Methodology of Basic and Applied Research. Ibadan: University of Ibadan Press. Pp. 319-334.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2005. Ethical Issues in Research Supervision. In A.I. Olayinka and V.O. Taiwo (eds.). Contemporary Issues in Research Supervision. Ibadan: The Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan. Pp 64-91.           

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2004. Life Histories of Infertile Women among the Yakurr of Southern Nigeria. African Population Studies, 16 (2): 63-88.

 

  1. Obono, Oka.  2004. Globalization and Multiculturalism in Sociology: An Essay on Contradictions. Ibadan Journal of the Social Sciences, 2 (1): 87-105.

 

Selected Publications cont’d

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2004. Re: Caroline Bledsoe’s Contingent Lives: Fertility, Time, Aging in West Africa and Infertility around the Globe: New Thinking on Childlessness, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies by Marcia Inhorn and Frank van Balen (eds.). American Anthropologist, 106 (3): 607-608.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2004. Cultural Diversity and Population Policy in Nigeria. Population and Development Review Vol. 29 (1): 103-112.

 

  1. Amazigo, U.V., O.M. Obono, K.Y. Dadzie, J. Remme, J. Jiya, R. Ndyomugyenyi, J.-B. Roungou, M. Noma, and A. Seketeli. 2002. Monitoring Community-Directed Treatment Programmes for Sustainability: Lessons from the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC). Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Vol. 96 (Suppl. No. 1): 75-92.

 

  1. Isiugo-Abanihe, Uche C. and Oka M. Obono. 2002. The Use of Focus Group Discussions in the Nigerian Social Research. In Uche C. Isiugo-Abanihe, Austin N. Isamah and Jimi Adesina (eds.).  Currents and Perspectives in Sociology. Lagos: Malthouse Press Ltd. Pp. 73-90.

 

  1. Obono, Oka Martin. 2002. Ibadan. Encyclopaedia of Urban Cultures, Vol. 2.  Danbury: Grolier and the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) of Yale University. Pp. 382-389.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2002.  Rethinking the Nigerian Population Policy: Towards a Multicultural Perspective. In Uche C. Isiugo-Abanihe, Austin N. Isamah and Jimi Adesina (eds.), Currents and Perspectives in Sociology. Lagos: Malthouse Press Ltd. Pp. 240-257.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 2001. Matriclan Priests and Pronatalism among the Yakurr of Southeastern Nigeria. African Population Studies, 16 (1): 15-42.

 

  1. Isiugo-Abanihe, Uche C. and Oka M. Obono. 1999. Family Structure in Sub-Saharan Africa: Tradition and Transition. Proceedings of the 3rd African Population Conference, Durban, South Africa, December 6-10, 1999, 3: 237-266.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 1999. In Search of Explanatory Models for the Fertility Transition in Africa. African Population Studies, 14 (1): 133-138.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 1999. The Ethnodemography of Yakurr Conflict: A Case Study of the Ugep-Idomi War of 1992. In Onigu Otite and Isaac Olawale Albert (eds.), Community Conflicts in Nigeria: Management, Resolution and Transformation.  Ibadan: Spectrum Publications. Pp. 60-81.

 

  1. Isiugo-Abanihe, Ifeoma M., U.C. Isiugo-Abanihe, R Ofrey, O.M. Obono, A.A. Adewuyi, C.H. Bledsoe, D.C. Ewbank, A.O. Adekunle, E.O. Otolorin, W.O. Chukudebelu, J.A. Otubu, C.C. Ekwempu, A.B. Sulaiman, A.A. Adetunji, and E. Landry. 1998. Teenage Reproductive Health Problems in the Riverine Areas of Nigeria: the Nembe Experience. African Population Studies 13 (1): 393-411.

 

  1. Braide, E.I., Ibanga, N., Johnson, M.E., Bassey, A.E., Igbor, O., Nweke, L., Alo, E.T., Obono, Oka Martin, Inyang, A., Ekpo, U.F. 1998. Impact of Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Boreholes on the Incidence of Guinea Worm Disease and School Attendance in Enugu State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology, 18: 1-6.

 

Selected Publications cont’d

 

  1. Braide, E.I.,U.F. Ekpo, M.E. Johnson, E.E. Ndem, O. Obono, I.A. Akpan, F. Adesina, and I. Atting. 1998. Health Education in Guinea Worm Eradication: Experience from South East Zone, Nigeria. Parasitology International, 47.

 

  1. Obono, Oka M.  1998. “The Nigerian Peoples and their Cultural Systems. In Princewill Alozie (ed.). Citizenship Education.  Calabar:  Future Printing Press. Pp. 43-57.

 

  1. Obono, Oka. 1996. The Cultural Process and Vital Registration: From the Demography of Africa to an African Demography.  West African Journal of Archaeology, 25 (2): 19 - 45.

 

  1. Braide, Eka I. and Oka M. Obono. 1995. Sustainability in Guineaworm Eradication. In John Pickford (ed.). Sustainability of Water and Sanitation Systems (WEDC Conference), 21: 3-5.

 

  1. Braide, E I., O. M. Obono, and S.A.E. Bassey. 1990. Community Participation in the Control of Onchocerciasis in Cross River State.   Acta Leidensia 59 (1&2): 427 –432.

 

 

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