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Class 18 (2019-2021)

Peter Adeyeye, Nigeria

Duke University – Master in International Development Policy

Population Health | Social Justice | Food Insecurity | Peace and Conflict

Sponsoring Rotary District: 7680
Worked in: Nigeria
Degrees from: Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and University of Lagos, Nigeria
Future plans: "I hope to advance my international development career by looking for opportunities with donor agencies, development organizations, think tanks, NGOs and foundations working along my thematic interest areas."

Peter Adeyeye is passionate about development and since his teenage years has been involved in various advocacy work geared towards improving the quality of life. He is currently a Development and Research Consultant and has led the evaluation of several donor funded projects including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations’ project on improving maternal healthcare in Gombe state, Nigeria; Christian Aids’ Emergency Humanitarian response program in Northeast, Nigeria and more recently working with a team of both international and local evaluators in the final evaluation of the USAID ‘Saving Mother Giving Life’ project in Cross River in Nigeria. Prior to this, Peter served as a Research Associate at the Center for Public Policy Alternatives, a public policy think tank in Lagos where he was involved in several development solutions to drive inclusiveness in Nigeria. An alumni of the prestigious Brown International Advanced Research Institute at Brown University, USA, a Co-Chair UNESCO Committee of the Sahara International Model United Nations Conference in Agadir, Morocco (2018) and a second runner up for the Development Research and Projects Centre (DRPC) Research Competition for Young Researchers across Nigeria (2019), Peter has facilitated several studies and presented his papers in a number of conferences including the International Population Conference in Cape Town in 2017.

Peter also serves as the Program Manager for Boundless Hands Africa Initiative, a non-profit that provides an accessible regime for women and girls experiencing gender-based violence and was the Lagos Community Manager for URB.IM – A Ford Foundation funded project that addressed urban poverty in 24 cities across the global south. He holds a Bachelors in Demography and Social Statistics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and a Masters in Sociology at the University of Lagos. Peter is interested in building expertise in conflict resolution and peacebuilding and he hopes to use his taught knowledge to help Nigeria government combat the menace of Farmers-Herders conflict as well as the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria.

Applied Field Experience

International Organization for Migration