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Akanni Akinyemi

Professor
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

akakanni@yahoo.ca
Country of residence:
Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria
Gender: M

Member since: 2021
Membership No: 21335
Membership Type: regular

Field of Study: Demography, Population and Development

Specialization: Ageing, Internal Migration, International Migration, Reproductive Health (Family Planning), Social Demography

Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa

Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, MD) , 2006 , Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria , Demography

Working languages: English

Other association membership in population or related fields: Population Association of America (PAA), Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) , Population Association of Nigeria (PAN)



Professional Summary:

I am a senior demographer and have been actively working in population health, policy and developmental issues in Nigeria and many other African countries since 1998. I bring 21 years of professional experience leading demographic and public health training, research and demographic models and analysis including political economy analysis, in Nigeria, ECOWAS and other Africa countries. I was a visiting researcher/Professor at different times with many institutions in Africa and beyond including as:

 

      i.         Takemi Fellow, International Health, Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, USA (2018-2019).

     ii.         Professor, Demography and Social Statistics Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria (2015-Date).

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Publications:

Akanni Ibukun Akinyemi, Adeniyi F. Fagbamigbe, Elizabeth Omoluabi, Ojo Melvin Agunbiade, Samuel Olanipekun Adebayo (2018): Diarrhoea Management Practices and Child Health Outcomes in Nigeria: Sub-National Analysis. Advances in Integrative Medicine 10/2017;, DOI:10.1016/j.aimed.2017.10.002

Akanni Akinyemi, Sunday Adedini, Sennen Hounton, Ambrose Akinlo, Olanike Adedeji, Osarenti Adonri, Howard Friedman, Solomon Shiferaw, Abdoulaye Maïga, Agbessi Amouzou, Aluisio J. D. Barros: Contraceptive use and distribution of high-risk births in Nigeria: A sub-national analysis. Global Health Action 11/2015; 8(1). DOI:10.3402/gha.v8.29745

Akanni I Akinyemi and Uche C. Isiugo-Abanihe (2014): Demographic Dynamics and Development in Nigeria: Issues and Perspectives. African Population Studies, Vol. 27, No. 2 Supplement, pg. 239-248

Akanni Akinyemi (2012): Assessment of the influence of socio-economic status on aging males’ symptoms in Ijesaland, South-Western Nigeria Journal of Men’s Health, Elsevier Publication, Netherland 9(1):51-57.

Akinyemi A.I, Bamiwuye O, Nathaniel I, Ijadunola K and Fatusi O (2008): The Nigerian Aging Males' Symptoms (AMS) scale. Experience in elderly males. The Aging Male, 2008; pg 1-5.UK.


Honorary or professional positions and awards:
2018 Takemi Fellow, Department of Global Health and Population, Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, U.S.A
2015 Professor, Demography and Social Statistics Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
2009 – 2015 Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Demography and Social Statistics Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
2006 - 2009 Lecturer I, Demography and Social Statistics Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
2004 - 2006 Lecturer II, Demography and Social Statistics Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
2002 - 2004 Assistant Lecturer, Department of Demography and Social Statistics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
2001 - 2002 Research Assistant, Centre for Gender and Social Policy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria

Research grants:
2021: $40,000 I led the evaluation of The Challenge Initiative (TCI) Project in Nigeria. Project with Mathematical, U.S.A with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates.
2020: GBP13,500: I led the African Demographic Data Mapping with Oxford Project Management and DFID, UK on Enhancing Diagnostics for Africa.
2019: $92,176.94: As Co-PI on the TCI/NURHI project on the Assessment of Contraceptive Use amongst Youths and Exposure to TCI Mass Media Campaigns in Nigeria.
2019: $ 314,174.00: Contract Award with Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine on the evaluation of the impact of SHUGA project in Nigeria. I was the Co-PI on the project.
2019-2020: $458,231.15: Contract Award with Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine on the Breakthrough project in Nigeria. I was the Co-PI on the project.
2018: Euro 20,000: Contract project with IBF International Consulting Brussel, Belgium with European Union DG Home: I led the research on Needs assessment on smuggling of migrants covering The Gambia and ECOWAS.
2017: USD250,739.68: Contract project with Allan Guttmacher Institute, U.S.A for the study on the Understanding the use of misoprostol in Nigeria within the context of Sexual and Reproductive Health. I was the Principal Investigator on the project.
2017: USD699,972.57: Contract Award with USAID-Measure Evaluation- Palladium Group on the development of Monitoring Outcomes of PEPFAR Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs in Nigeria. I was the Co-PI on the project.
He led different consultancies with UNFPA as listed below:
a) 2018: Review of Nigeria ICPD +25 Review Implementing and Monitoring of The Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development Beyond 2014: Submitted to UNFPA and United Nation Economic Commission for Africa.
b) 2016: Demographic and Health Survey Analysis and GIS Mapping of Family Planning Services in Nigeria. UNFPA, Abuja Nigeria.
c) Technical Working Group of the COUNTDOWN to MCH, UNFPA New York.
d) 2015: Trend Analysis of Disaggregated Family Planning, Fertility and Maternal Health Indicators in Nigeria’s Demographic and Health Surveys 2003-2013. Country Analysis submitted to UNFPA, Nigeria.
e) 2015: Served as Discussant during the high-level discourse on Family Planning and Demographic Dividends in Nigeria.
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