Richard Emode is a Geodetic and Geomatics Engineer by profession with over thirty years hands on experiences. Licensed by the Professional Engineers of Ontario, Order of Engineers of Madagascar, and the Council of the Registration of Engineers of Nigeria, he is a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 2009 he was bestowed a Fellow of Engineers Canada by the Canadian Council of Engineers. (Read more …)



Professor N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba is President of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) and a Professor of African and Diaspora education, comparative and international education, social institutions, African social history, and the study of gender in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University. In addition to being a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, she has served as Director of the Cornell Program on Gender and Global Change (GGC) and as Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) of the Africana Studies.  (Read more …)



Professor Nancy Kendall is associate professor of educational policy studies and affiliated with the African Studies Program, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Development Studies Program, and Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Professor Kendall conducts comparative ethnographic research on U.S. and global development education policies and their intersections with children’s and families’ daily lives, and examines the consequences of national and international policies and funding streams directed at improving marginalized children’s, communities’ and states’ well-being.  (Read more …)



Professor Agbaje is Director General of The Obafemi Awolowo Institute of Government and Public Policy (OAIPP), Lekki, in Lagos State. He is further the Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Leadership in Africa (Ibadan; Cambridge, UK; and Kansas), Corresponding Editor, Media, Culture and Society (London), Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of African Studies (Wilberforce, OH) and Studies in Politics and Society, Journal of the Nigerian Political Science Association, and Steering Committee member of the International Consortium for Development Partnerships (Dakar and Evanston, IL). (Read more …)



“It goes without saying that literacy is key to securing a place in today’s society and I support the Grace Foundation in equipping young people from marginalized backgrounds with the reading and writing skills to succeed in life”

Dr. Farooq Kperogi is Assistant Professor of Journalism and Emerging Media at Kennesaw State University, Georgia’s third largest and fastest-growing university located in Kennesaw, a suburb of Atlanta. (Read more …)