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Dr Toyin Ajao

Dr Toyin Ajao

Research Aide to Bisi Adeleye Fayemi

  • Coordinator of the African Leadership Centre Alumni Association

Biography

Dr Toyin Ajao is an alumnus of the Africa Leadership Centre and a Research Aide on the Practice of Leadership programme, supporting Leading Practitioner Bisi Adeleye Fayemi.

She completed a prestigious Women Peace and Security Fellowship and MA in Conflict Security and Development at King's and ALC Nairobi. She is currently the Coordinator of the African Leadership Centre Alumni Association.

Toyin is a social scientist public scholar, feminist activist, writer, researcher, creative healing facilitator and new media and conflict transformation expert. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, where she was also a lecturer of International Relations.

An award-winning international blogger, Toyin has her bachelor’s from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. She is a former doctoral grantee of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) (Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa), Andrew Melon Foundation and ALC.

Her experience and expertise have been valuable on the African continent as she has worked with organisations like Baobab for Women’s Human Rights, Communicating for Change and Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre.

Her research focuses is multi-disciplinary and includes posthuman security, peace processes, African peace mechanism, cultures of peace, conflict transformation, social media activism, new media technology, citizen journalism, visionary feminism, and gender and sexual rights.

Her current projects include a creative healing and writing platform to advance conflict transformation through a long-term longitudinal research project that dives into Afrocentric ancient healing wisdom. She runs an Afro-healing platform called Afrolick Wellness.

Toyin has been published in the reputable Matatu Journal and on online platforms like Kujenga Amani, African Studies Association and Pambazuka. She is a board member of various progressive organisations in Africa, including Vision Spring Initiatives, and Equality Triangle Initiative.

Events

05MarNeem NIgeria project

Grassroots leadership and peacebuilding in Africa: the cases of Sierra Leone and Nigeria

A panel of African Leadership Centre alumni on the significance of grassroots leadership in peacebuilding in Africa.

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

Normalising mental health needs in Nigeria: A wake-up call

Over its 61 years of independence, Nigeria has never enacted a comprehensive mental health act. Dr Toyin Ajao examines what can be done to ensure that...

Talking group mental health

Events

05MarNeem NIgeria project

Grassroots leadership and peacebuilding in Africa: the cases of Sierra Leone and Nigeria

A panel of African Leadership Centre alumni on the significance of grassroots leadership in peacebuilding in Africa.

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

Normalising mental health needs in Nigeria: A wake-up call

Over its 61 years of independence, Nigeria has never enacted a comprehensive mental health act. Dr Toyin Ajao examines what can be done to ensure that...

Talking group mental health