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Programme Officer for Research (Higher Education), Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa

Ibrahim Ogachi Oanda currently serves as the Programme Officer for Research (Higher Education) at the CODESRIA Secretariat in Dakar, Senegal. Before moving to CODESRIA, Oanda taught courses in Higher Education, Sociology and Philosophy of Education at the Department of Educational Foundations, Kenyatta University, Kenya. Oanda’s research interests revolve around the political economy of higher education transformations in Africa and the Sociology of knowledge production and consumption. Recent research engagements have included a study on ‘Universities, employability and inclusive development’, a four African Country study undertaken in partnership with the Institute of Education (University of London) and funded by the British Council. He has authored ‘engaging the African Academic Diaspora: How Ready Are Universities in Africa?’(2016), International Journal of African Higher Education, 25-26; Gender and Academic Freedom in Transforming African Universities: Some Persistent Challenges and Contradictions (2014). Pax Academica, N°3; and “Internationalization of Higher education and Implications for Research and Development Trends in African Universities”, in ‘The Development of Higher Education in Africa; Prospects and Challenges; Emerald group publishing (2013) among others


  • –present
    Program Officer, Research(Higher Education), Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA


  • 2002 
    Kenyatta University , phd