Executive Director

Adesoji Tayo (Ph.D.)  - Executive Director

sojiprofile Dr. Tayo is a State award winner on Community Development. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Information Management from Babcock University Nigeria and a first degree in Economics, Masters in Business Administration and masters’ degrees in Information Sciences from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife and University of Ibadan respectively. He has over 22 years working experience with 14 years of it working with the United Nations in Nigeria, working in different major positions. Before joining UNICEF in 1995, he was a management consultant to various companies including banks in Nigeria.  Between 1997 and 2001 coordinated the Urban Basic Services project in UNICEF with a subproject on provision of microcredit to urban poor in the cities of Lagos and Ibadan. He was a member of the 3-member team that designed the Profile of the five Urban LGAs of Ibadan Planning Baseline Data (circulated to UNICEF offices worldwide in 1997 as good practice) and also a core member of the team that developed the programme plan of operation on Community Development programmes being implemented in UNICEF Nigeria as part of the 2002-2008 Country Programme, as well as the adoption of participatory learning approaches in eliciting and passing information to target audiences and participatory community assessment tools for conducting base line surveys, needs assessment and evaluating finished projects.

As part of contribution to knowledge, he co-authored two books; Social Development Planning and Social Data Gathering and Analysis; and Building Community Capacity for Participatory Development, being used currently by community development students in Nigeria. Mr. Tayo is a skilled trainer and has facilitated many training programmes ranging from social development, community development, and microfinancing and computing to office management. He has attended over 50 trainings both within and outside Nigeria. 

 

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Adesoji Tayo (Ph.D.) – Executive Director

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