Stephen Enada (2012 EPA)

Enada - cropStephen commenced his career with Community Development industry, held several managerial positions for 13 years in the development arena. Having 15 years of varied work experience includes development consultancy, project management, training, and political participatory governance. Stephen is a think tank with uncommon vision for drawing strategies for effective implementation of social sector interventions targeting inclusive development. Stephen specialties are:  Strategic Rural Development Planning. Non-profits, Entrepreneurism, Democracy and Political Participatory Development. He worked in around 50 sub-urban communities that include local areas as well semi-urban areas while working for rural development projects. Worked on projects addressing Poverty Reduction, Micro-enterprise development, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Women Empowerment and Rural Health. These activities provide comprehensive civic duties and enabled local groups or organizations to function with convergence, linkages for efficient management of political service delivery, aggregation/ consolidation of country data and governance system and other governance instruments that work. Stephen is presently convening National Conversation project in Nigeria where he brings religious and ethnic leaders together for interfaith dialogue and tolerance. Stephen is working hard to prevent genocide or religious war in Nigeria. Stephen is advocating for the rights of pensioners and senior citizens in Nigeria through Ayobola Pension Foundation. Stephen is an alumnus of US State Department International Visitors Leadership Program and is a distinguished visitor of Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Stephen is married to Josephine and blessed with two sons Shalom and Zion.

Stuart Brown (2007 ISSRPL)

Stuart Brown is the Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Abti-American University in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria. This is his third post in Nigeria and he has also worked in Kenya, Cameroon, Senegal, Tunisia, Switzerland and several provinces of Canada, in a variety of academic and ecumenical or interfaith positions. Stuart has a doctorate in Islamic Studies from McGill University in Montreal. He has been married to Margaret for forty-one years (and counting); with four children and five grandchildren.

Sundjata ibn Hyman (2007 ISSRPL)

Sundjata ibn Hyman is Associate Professor of Economics and Sociology, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Abti American University at Yola in Nigeria. Prior to joining the faculty, he held the position of an Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, Assistant Professor (Clinical) in the Community Development Program of the Human Development Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Dr. ibn Hyman has also served at Xavier University in New Orleans as Program Manager for Research with the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and an Assistant Professor in African American Studies and Sociology. Dr. ibn Hyman has held faculty teaching positions at Frostburg State University (Maryland), Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania), Western Michigan University, and has served as Director of the Black Cultural Center at Iowa State University and as Director of Multicultural Affairs at Olivet College (Michigan). A former U.S. Marine who served with distinction in various American Embassies in Africa between 1978-1981, Dr. ibn Hyman graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian from Morgan State University in Maryland with a Batchelor of Arts degree in political science. Between 1984-85, Dr. ibn Hyman studied jurisprudence and tort law as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He returned from East Africa in 1985 to complete a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics. Dr. ibn Hyman spent three years at the University of Notre Dame studying development economics before returning to Africa as Project Director for the Save the Children Federation in Zambia. Dr. ibn Hyman has worked with secondary school students in college preparedness and self-determination in southwestern Michigan for several years before earning a doctorate in sociology with specializations in the sociology of economics and development, racial and ethnic minorities, and the sociology of culture. Dr. ibn Hyman’s scholarly work is highly interdisciplinary, focusing on the axiological dimensions of culture and cultural processes; the role of culture in economic agency and socioeconomic development; and, the cultural elements of racism and inter-ethnic social interaction.