Dr. Dayo Oluyemi-Kusa
Dr. Dayo Oluyemi-Kusa, Senior Fellow, Centre for Democracy and Development is a Political Scientist, Conflict Transformation Specialist, Chartered Mediator/Conciliator, academic and accomplished blogger. She is the Chairperson, Board of Directors, National Peace Summit Group (NPSG). She obtained her B.Sc (Hons) Political Science (Second Class Upper Division) in 1980 from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). M.Sc Political Science was obtained from the University of Lagos in 1982. In 2012, after retirement from Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution, the Presidency she obtained her Ph.D online in Peace & Conflict Studies from Pepperdine University, Malibu. She is a certified Mediator/Conciliator. She was the first National Assembly Correspondent of the Guardian Newspaper in 1983. In 1984, she joined the staff of the Department of Political Science, Lagos State University (LASU), where she lectured for about two decades. At various stages of her career in LASU, she was Senior Lecturer, Head of Department of Political Science and first Director, Centre for Refugee & Conflict Studies. From LASU, she was invited to serve as the first Director of the Department of External Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution (IPCR), The Presidency,Abuja. Dr. Oluyemi-Kusa is married to John Olufemi Kusa, former Editor-in-Chief of both the Guardian and Comet newspapers. They have three adult sons.