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Akanni Ibukun Akinyemi

Akanni Akinyemi is a Professor of Demography and Social Statistics. He was Director of the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (2016-2018), and Head, Demography and Social Statistics (2015-2016). He has conducted research on Migration in Africa, Ageing and Population and Reproductive Health dynamics. He has led many national and regional migration research and programmes in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and The Gambia. He is well exposed to quantitative and demographic techniques. He has enjoyed many academic fellowships and enjoyed visiting research positions with many organizations. He was a Takemi Fellow at Chan School of Public Health, Hravard University (2018-2019); Gate’s Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A (2004, 2007, 2010), Post-doctoral fellow at the African Centre for Migration Studies, University of Witwatersrand (2011-2012), African Population and Health Research Centre, Nairobi (APHRC, 2010), Rostock Demographic Centre (2005) etc. He has served at different capacity including COUNTDOWN Global Technical Working Group (UNFPA, New York) on Child and Maternal Health, Distinguished Speaker at the 3rd Annual Population Lecture (2014), EU DG Home Special Committee on Smuggling in Persons in Africa (2017-2018), African Partner Worldwide University Network (WUN), University of Bristol. He has mentored many graduate students at Ph.D. and Masters levels across many Universities in Nigeria and other African countries. He is well published in reputable journal outlets. He has won many competitive grants and laureates.


  • –present
    Professor, Obafemi Awolowo University


  • 2006 
    Obafemi Awolowo University, Ph.D