He has also served as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Dakar-based Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and was a Professor of Sociology at the University of Lagos. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Sussex and studied sociology at the University of Lagos and the London School of Economics. He also serves on the Kenya Human Rights Commission and the board of Winrock International.
Omotade “Tade” Akin Aina is the Executive Director of the Partnership for African Social Governance and Research based in Nairobi. Previously, Tade was Program Director, Higher Education in Africa, at the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Tade is an experienced foundation executive whose decade-long tenure in the Ford Foundation’s Nairobi office, including as Regional Representative for East Africa, was marked by innovation and visionary leadership.