Our research, teaching and engagement activities build on many years of expertise, based upon a guiding principle of excellence, both in terms of academic rigour and societal relevance. Our team is composed of staff with diverse backgrounds.

Through this unique skills mix AFRI CIRD have the capability to undertake research from initial concept through to implementation. Our researchers are engaged in local, national and international research from theoretical work to developmental based studies.

We focus on the following Thematic Areas:

  1. Democracy and Good Governance

  2. Peace, Conflict and Conflict Resolution

  3. Women and Youth Development

  4. Agriculture, Entrepreneurship Business Development

  5. Organizational Support Development

  6. ICT Support Development

  7. Gender Analysis Development

  8. Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

  9. Anticorruption, Rule of Law Access to Justice

Our research strategic goals are:

  1. To retain, recruit and develop researchers of the highest calibre and attract the best international and Nigeria based research students, with a particular aim of building productive research teams in our core thematic areas.

  2. To create a strong, productive and resilient research culture that promotes innovation and collaboration with national and international researchers and to develop collaborations with world leading academic institutions where there are research synergies and complementary expertise.

  3. To build on our established partnerships with public health organizations, health and social care commissioners and providers, practitioners, policy makers, industry, end-users and the public, in the co- development of  robust research, and to support improved implementation (and there improved impact) of our research.

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