Prof Jibrin Ibrahim

Prof Jibrin Ibrahim is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Development, CDD. He was the Director of the Centre for Democracy and Development and an outstanding scholar-activist with an international reputation. Prof. Ibrahim received degrees in Political Science from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and a doctorate in Politics from the University of Bordeaux in France. Research Professor at the Institute of Federalism in Fribourg, Switzerland among several other academic accomplishments, Prof. Ibrahim has lectured, published and consulted extensively on democratisation and governance in Africa. A well-regarded leader in civil society, Prof. Ibrahim is the Chair of the West Africa Civil Society Forum. He was also a member of the Electoral Reform Committee established by President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and has observed elections in Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, Togo, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia and Guinea for the Centre for Democracy and Development, Economic Community of West African States, the Carter Centre and the Commonwealth. Prof. Ibrahim has been the founding Director of Global Rights in Nigeria – the international human rights NGO in Nigeria and served in the leadership of several national and international advocacy and research networks of constitutional reform, electoral reform and civil society strengthening. He has published many books, monographs and articles in refereed journals and has consulted extensively for the UNDP, DFID, and FOSTER, amongst many other agencies. He runs a weekly column “Deepening Democracy” in the Daily Trust, a Nigerian daily newspaper, and has sat on many editorial boards of learned journals.