Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Meet the Egghead on POLI-tricks with Kayode Ogundamisi on BEN-TV Thursday 25th July 2013 from 8-9PM

O’Seun Odewale is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University where he is conducting research on how new technology has impacted open societies and the politics of control associated with innovative adoption of technology to governance in Africa. Odewale has been part of West Africa's social media actions influencing human rights, development research, governance and human security issues. He's best known as a citizen journalist influencing media practice and electoral transitions in the sub-continent. He has degrees in engineering, natural science and security sector governance. He has worked variously with regional institutions like the West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF), the West African Bar Association (WABA) and the Economic Community of West African States as Programme Officer (Youth), Programme Officer (Governance and Human Rights) and Research Assistant (Disaster Risks Reduction) respectively. His research experiences spanning the academic and development sectors cover both the natural and social sciences. In the development sector his focus areas include human rights, governance and political processes, regional integration and human security (security sector governance and architecture). He has seven years of field experiences in Elections Observations and Monitoring in twelve member states of ECOWAS and other parts of Africa, UNOWA youth employment mapping in West Africa and inclusion of young people in processes for attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) under the United Nations Millennium Campaign African office situated in Nairobi.