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Philip Ademola Olayoku

Coordinator – West African Transitional Justice Centre

Philip Ademola Olayoku is the Coordinator of the West African Transitional Justice Centre (WATJCentre) and also a Senior Research Fellow of the Institut Francaise de Recherche en Afrique (IFRA-Nigeria) at the University of Ibadan. He recently served as a consultant on the UNDP Anticorruption Initiative project and on the Media and Terrorism Project for the Centre for Journalism, Innovation and Development (CJID – formerly PTCIJ). He has also served as an expert for the African Union Commission on the validation of the African Union Transitional Justice Policy (AUTJP) guide. He has a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ibadan, where he also taught as an adjunct at the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies and the Cultural and Media Studies Programme. He is also a member of the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja and has done extensive research on the friction between local vigilantes and state security apparatuses in Nigeria and across the ECOWAS Corridor. He belongs to several international organisations including The Perpetrators Studies Network which partly focuses on abuses by state agents during conflicts. He has published on security issues in the African Security Review, Digital Policy Studies, African Notes and the African Journal on Conflict Resolution. He joined the HPeace network as an editor to contribute to the development of Peace and Conflict Studies by facilitating interactions between scholars and practitioners in the field. 

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