Demographic data are important for national development. They are useful in sectoral planning and should influence the direction of government priorities. A youthful population like Nigeria requires accurate information on characteristics like the age and sex of the population and how they are distributed spatially. This is the basis of policy and planning for education, […]
Author Archives: Akanni Akinyemi
Akanni Akinyemi is a Professor of Demography and Social Statistics at Obafemi Awolowo University. He was Director of the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (2016-2018), and Head, Demography and Social Statistics (2015-2016). He has conducted research on Migration in Africa, Ageing and Population and Reproductive Health dynamics. He has led many national and regional migration research and programmes in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and The Gambia. He is well exposed to quantitative and demographic techniques. He has enjoyed many academic fellowships and enjoyed visiting research positions with many organizations. He was a Takemi Fellow at Chan School of Public Health, Hravard University (2018-2019); Gate’s Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A (2004, 2007, 2010), Post-doctoral fellow at the African Centre for Migration Studies, University of Witwatersrand (2011-2012), African Population and Health Research Centre, Nairobi (APHRC, 2010), Rostock Demographic Centre (2005) etc.
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