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Tade Akin Aina



Tade Akin Aina, currently the Program Director, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa for the Carnegie Corporation of New York, studied Sociology at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and Sociology of Development at the London School of Economics, and holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Sussex, UK. He served as Deputy Executive Secretary (publications) at CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal from 1993 to 1998, and worked with the Ford Foundation in the Nairobi office from 1998 to 2008. He has also served as Consultant for many agencies including UNDP, UNICEF, UN-HABITAT, United Nations University and The World Bank on a wide range of development issues such as urban poverty, higher education reform, governance, environment and development. He currently serves on the boards of Winrock International, Seeding Labs, the King Baudouin Foundation, and the Kenya Human Rights Commission among others. Tade Akin Aina has authored and co-edited more than ten books/monographs and numerous chapters in books, articles in journals and learned publications, and several conference papers and addresses.
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