Keynote Speaker:


Professor Victor Ayeni is an accomplished scholar and practitioner with over 35 years’ experience at senior-level in African universities, international development and African governments.   He is a leading authority in African governance and public administration.  He has carried out teaching, research and policy advisory assignments in over 45 countries in Africa, Asia, Caribbean and The Pacific.

Prof Ayeni is currently Director and Managing Consultant of the Governance and Management Services International (GMSI), a UK-based firm which specialises, among other areas, in undertaking policy research and advisory support to states and organisations in developing countries and transitional democracies (see:  Prior to this, he was Director of the Governance and Institutional Development Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, and before that Deputy Director and Lead Adviser in Governance and Public Sector Management.  He has held various academic and research positions at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, the University of Botswana, and the University of the North in South Africa… READ MORE