Join LISD’s Seminar on Global Diplomatic and Security Challenges (GDSC) for a session on "The African Union’s Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic" with Dr. Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija, Chief Strategist for CONVINCE Africa, co-chair of the African Union Africa Vaccine Delivery Alliance and Global Advisory Board Member for WomenLift Health on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 12 pm (Eastern Time). The seminar will explore the state of vaccination efforts in the African Union, including the state of the virus, procurement of the vaccine, and challenges of administration. GDSC is a yearlong interactive seminar for graduate and undergraduate students led by Founding Director, Wolfgang Danspeckgruber. The session is open to the public and rsvp is required.
About the Speaker
Dr. Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija is Chief Strategist for CONVINCE Africa, co-chair of the African Union Africa Vaccine Delivery Alliance and Global Advisory Board Member for WomenLift Health. She is the former Chief Humanitarian Coordinator (CHC) at the helm of the Nigerian Emergency Coordination Centre, she was a high-level interlocutor between state and non-state actors at governmental and intergovernmental levels. Previously, she served with the United Nations. She has also advised on achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post 2015 development agenda in the areas of health, education and life-skills in Africa (Rwanda, Kenya and Malawi to name but a few), the Caribbean and the Pacific where her input was integral to MDG achievement in certain quarters. A graduate of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London) with a Master of Science Degree in International Development and Public Health, Dr. Alakija is also a published researcher. She has collaborated as lead researcher with the World Health Organisation in the design, coordination and implementation of national health and behavioural surveys across nations.