Dr. Otive Igbuzor / Executive Director African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development

Dr. OtiveIgbuzor is the Executive Director of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD). He is the former International Head of Campaigns of ActionAid International and Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria. Prior to joining ActionAid, he was a Programme Coordinator at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), dedicated to peace building in the West African sub-region. He also served as the Secretary of Citizens’ Forum for Constitutional Reform (CFCR), a coalition of over one hundred civil society organizations committed to a process led and participatory approach to constitutional reform in Nigeria.

Previously, Dr. Igbuzor was a lecturer at the Delta State University in Nigeria and has published many scholarly articles on democracy, gender, politics and development. He is the author of Perspectives on Democracy and Development, Challenges of Development in Nigeria, National Security and Policing in Nigeria, andOvercoming the Challenges of Transformation in Nigeria. He is also the co-editor of four other books.

Dr. Igbuzor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, a Masters’ degree in Public Administration and International Relations, and has a PhD in Public Administration specializing in Policy Analysis. He is a Fellow and President of the Nigerian Institute of Strategic Management, and President of The Ejiro &OtiveIgbuzor Foundation. He has been invited to share his experience in one of the sub-themes to speak on “Challenges to Development Partners’ support & funding of some components of Healthcare services in Nigeria: Medical laboratory services case study”.