More about me
A Brief Profile
Currently, I hold a teaching, research and evaluation position with a academic institution in Nigeria as Development and Gender Evaluation, Progamme Management and Extension specialist in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Uyo. I have been involved in research and teaching of Agricultural and Rural Development Service programming and delivery, which cut across different areas of community development such as food security, health, agricultural skills acquisition, environmental and entrepreneurial education for more than twelve (12) years in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension.
I hold two master degree certificates in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development as well as Educational Evaluation, alongside Advanced Certificate in Global Environmental Change and Water Vulnerability for Africa in the context of the Millennium Development Goals and Diploma in Computer Studies. I have documented over forty-eight (48) evaluation research publications and I have shared knowledge through presentations and peer reviewed articles published within and outside Africa.
Aside my working experience, I have practically applied theory of change, outcome mapping and other evaluation and measurement techniques in array of consultancy jobs that demanded social service programme delivery effectiveness evaluation bothering on Sociology of Agriculture, Nutrition and Rural Development.
During these twelve years period, I have been serving as the Departmental Coordinator for the Faculty of Agriculture (out of campus) Internship (One-year Practical Farming) Programme. I have contributed to the establishment of the Faculty of Agriculture outreach centre: Centre for Communities Empowerment Programme. Currently, I am serving as monitoring and evaluation desk officer to assist the coordination of the outreach centre, covering five (5) communities and five (5) secondary schools, designed to promote agro-entrepreneurship productivity, through the World Bank sponsored West African Agricultural Productivity Programme hosted by Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN).
I am currently a certified agricultural development capacity building service provider to World Bank sponsored Third National FADAMA Development Project (FADAMA III) in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Last but the the least, I have been involved voluntarily in outreach and advocacy activities through an International NGO: Inter-African Committee (IAC) Nigeria on Harmful Traditional Practices against the Health of Women and Children.