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Bukola Amao-Taiwo

Researcher, Academic Developer,learning experience designer and Student Coach, University of Lagos

Bukola is an academic developer, learning facilitator, and coach for youth and student entrepreneurs. For over five years, she has been involved in the design, development and implementation of student-centered learning content and curriculum for face-to-face and blended learning spaces using a variety of technological tools. Her area of specialty is entrepreneurship, innovation, learning experience design, early years and adulthood pedagogy

She is passionate about developing tailor-made skills development interventions for the youth using equity-centered, inclusive, and participatory design-thinking methodologies and has worked in several academia-industry youth-centered projects including that of African Research Universities Alliance(ARUA), Canon Africa, Bookings Africa, Expanzo and Oladele Fajemorokun Foundation to mention a few.

Bukola enjoys transdisciplinary research and is presently a Research Scholar at the ARUA Centre of Excellence for Unemployment and Skills Development, the University of Lagos. She also serves as a collaborator in the Dent Education Entrepreneurship and Innovation Internship Project in the USA. She is also a reviewer of the Mandela Washington Fellowship.

She is a volunteer for many youth-led organisations including CSR in Action, Abraham's Children Foundation, and Be my eyes. Her hobbies are reading, traveling, and photography.


  • 2019–present
    Research Scholar, ARUA Centre of Excellence for Unemployment and Skills Development, University of Lagos