Duke’s Man Crush Monday: Adebayo Olowo-Ake

Adebayo Olowo-Ake has been a humanitarian professional in the Middle East, India since Nov 2014. He is the Special Adviser, Information & Strategy to Ogun State Governor, Nigeria and the Communications/Prevention Coordinator, ICRC, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Jan 25, 2020 till present).

He has worked in quite a number of praiseworthy capacities such as the Deputy Head of Regional Delegation (Law, Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy), Communications/ Prevention, ICRC, Khartoum (July 17, 2018- Jan 16, 2020),
Indian Communications Delegate / Adviser
ICRC (Jul 2007 – Nov 2014).

He is very passionate when it comes to meeting the needs of people affected by armed conflict, violence and diverse adverse situations related to human and also consistent with the protection they are entitled to under extant international laws. This has afforded him the needed exposure in his execution of humanitarian diplomacy and facilitation of technical sessions to aid domestication processes of several international treaties.

Adebayo is however specialised in Public/Humanitarian Diplomacy, IHL, Regional Security, Architectures and Post-Conflict Reconstruction.

He published a book titled “Sunrise in Paradise”. The interesting book revolves around a young Nigerian Engineering graduate who fought his way to global reckoning against all odds.

Aside this, he also has other publications, namely: A Short Historiography of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Uganda National Committee on International Humanitarian Law (Oct 2013), African Traditions: Their Relevance to Conflict Resolution, Weaving A New Beginning (May 1999), Protecting Children in the Midst of Conflict- Local, National and Regional Initiatives, The Need for Peace Education in the Face of Growing Political, Economic and Development Challenges (Jan 2002) and Contemporary Challenges in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) related to UN Peacekeeping Operations, (A Seminar Report), New Delhi CUNPK / ICRC Jul 2016.

He attended the University of Ibadan and Lagos State University, Nigeria before proceeding to European Peace University, Austria where he obtained BA (Hons) and MA in Civilian Peacekeeping Anthropology.

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