Pelumi Obisesan Aina is a PhD Candidate at SOAS, University of London and a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Democracy and Development. Her research interests include the dynamics of conflicts and crises in Sub-Saharan Africa and their impact on women. Pelumi has been published by WATHI, ISS Africa, Premium Times, Daily Trust and Business Day. Her current research focuses on women’s experiences and perspectives of transitional justice measures implemented against the background of the Boko Haram crises in the Lake Chad Basin.
With her professional experience spanning across policy development, communications, advocacy, implementation, and research, Pelumi has worked with DAI Global LLC, Global Affairs Canada and the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Founder of Teens Going for Gold Network, an organization that provides teenagers across Nigeria with 21st century relevant learning experiences, Pelumi is also co-founder and Director of Education and Advocacy at Social Good Lagos, a UN-Foundation backed not-for-profit that explores the potentials of technology and new media for the attainment of the SDGs in Nigeria. Recently featured by the United Nations Foundation on their #EqualEverywhere campaign for her doctoral research, Pelumi’s work in development has been recognized by ECOWAS, the Royal Commonwealth Society, USAID and the Queens Commonwealth Trust.