Dr. Dauda Garuba is a change advocate and development practitioner/consultant with extensive experience in academic and development policy research, project management/technical advisory, capacity building/mentoring, advocacy and grant-making. He holds a doctorate degree (PhD) in Political Science with specialisation in International Relations. His research on project management/evaluation cuts across democratic and economic governance, security and development, including the management of natural resources for the public good. He is widely published in both local and international research journals.
For over two decades, Dr Dauda has been involved with many initiatives at both national and international levels aimed at translating concepts and policies to solutions and positive outcomes. Among these are direct involvement in development issues geared towards promoting effective political and economic governance, strengthening transparency and accountability in resource management, mitigating conflicts, enhancing human rights, and strengthening electoral integrity, constitutionalism, citizenship and service delivery in Nigeria, the West African sub-region and beyond.
He is resourceful and well-travelled across Africa, Europe, North and Latin America, and especially Nigeria where he is currently based. He has diverse collaborative work experiences with multilateral and bilateral institutions/organisations such as the United Nations (UNDP, UNODC, UN Habitat & UNECA); Africa Union (AU); Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); Southern Africa Development Community (SADC); Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (formerly DFID); and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).