Dr. (Mrs.)

OLAIFA Tope A. 

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Dr Olaifa Temitope holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. She lectures at the Communication and General Studies Department, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. She has several research articles in local and international peer-reviewed journals. She has carried out a good number of independent researches in the areas of child protection, privatisation of violence and gender issues. She currently coordinates the Peace and Strategic Studies and Security and Intelligence Studies programmes at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. She has supervised undergraduate projects and post-graduate dissertations in Communications, Peace and Conflict Studies, Criminology, and Security and Intelligence Studies. As an International Scholar, she works on the Scientific Committee, Parliamentarian University on Health, Population and Development, Dakar Senegal. In July 2017, she became a Fellow of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (FSPSP).

Tope Olaifa is a creative writer with published works on Drama (mainly on Child Abuse) and Poetry to her credit. She worked with female adolescents for 25 years in her teaching career. She organised training programmes suitable for their growth and development as co-curricular activities.

Apart from teaching and researching, Tope engages in issues of Social and Environmental Justice, Peace and Conflict issues, Anti-Corruption, Gender and Governance through advocacy in fulfilment of her tripartite mandate as a lecturer. She also monitored Early Warning Signs of violence, Tranhumance, Road Accidents and other humanitarian threats in Ogun State, Nigeria between 2009 and 2014 for WANEP Nigeria. She is also a training consultant for ActionAid, PRAWA, WANEP and UNDP on Peace and Security issues.

She is married to Olaifa Oluwabusayomi. They are blessed with wonderful children.

(a)       Ph.D., University of Ibadan, Nigeria:  2007-2014

(b)       M.Agric., University of Ibadan, Nigeria:  2003-2005

(c)       B.A (Edu.), Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria: 1992-1998

(d)      Alliance Francaises au Nigeria Comite de Lagos (French Language Centre – Abeokuta):  1987

(e)       Alliance Francaises de Lagos.  Lagos Nigeria: 1985

(f)       Federal Advanced Teachers College, Okene, Kogi State, Nigeria:  1978-1981

(g)      A.U.D. Teachers’ Training College Otta:  1975-1976

(h)      Iganmode Grammar School, Otta:  1971-1975

  •  Award of Peace & Justice Champion (Africa) by the Conference of Wives of African Presidents (COWAP):  2018
  • Award of Advocate of Peace and Justice in Africa by the Conference of Wives of African Presidents (COWAP):2018
  • Admission into the FELLOWSHIP of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (fspsp): 2017
  • Award as a Distinguished Awori Indigene by OTA CLUB:  2016
  • Diamond Merit Award by the Centre for Women, Youth & Care for the Aged (CEWOY-CARA): 2015
  • Best Caregiver Award by Ogunsipe Ebenezer Olubiyi:  2015
  • Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) 2005-date
  • West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) Nigeria. 2006-date
  • Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) 1990-date
  • American Psychology Association (Div.48-Peace Psychology) USA 2009-date
  • Kigali Book Club, Rwanda: 2011-date
  • Nigeria Evaluation Association (NEA):   2013-date
  • Nigeria Folklore Society (NFS) 1992-date
  • Women Action Organization (WAO); 2007-date
  • National Association of University Women (NAUW):  2011-date
  • West Africa Action Network on Small Arms (WAANSA):  2012-date
  • Freedom of Information Coalition of Nigeria (FOICN):  2014-date
  1. One-day seminar organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja held at Daktad Hotels and Events Centre, Quarry Road, Abeokuta on 13th September, 2016. Conflict-Sensitive Reporting of Transhumance: The Media in the Contemporary Times:  2016
  2. UNDP Africa: Regional Consultation with Stakeholders and Experts. Theme: African Human Development Report 2016: The Political Economy of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa. 30-31 March 2016. ONOMO Hotel, Dakar, Senegal. Title of Paper: Achieving Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Agenda  2030 and Agenda 2063:   2016
  3. 2015 Commemoration of the United Nations Day of the Girl Child organized by CPN Ogun at Iwe- Iroyin House, Abeokuta. Nigeria on Tuesday, 20th October,2015. Title of Paper: The power of the Nigerian Female Adolescent.    2015
  4. World Teachers’ Day 2015, organised by Nigeria Union Of Teachers (NUT) Ogun State on 5th October 2015. Title of Paper: Addressing Conflict Issues  in Teacher Empowerment and National Stability:  2015
  5. 9th International Conference & General Assembly of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) held at the University of Ibadan on Tuesday 10th through Thursday 12th August 2015. Theme: Rethinking Post- Election Peace building in Africa. Title of Paper: The Media and Post-Election Peace building in Nigeria: 2015
  6. Workshop on Curbing Violent Extremism in Nigeria organised by the African Initiative for Peace and Human Development and Association of Professional Negotiators and Mediators held at Nigeria air Force Conference Centre Abuja on 31st July 2015. Title of paper:  2015
  7. A Town Hall Meeting with Youths towards Violence-Free Elections in the South-West Nigeria, Nigeria (Ogun-West Senatorial District) organised by the Justice, Development and Peace Commission with funding Support from the European Union (EU) through Democratic Governance for Development (DGII) on Wednesday, 4th February, 2015.
  8. A two-day Stakeholders Sensitisation Forum on the Proliferation of Small  Arms and Light Weapons in Nigeria’ tagged, ’Ballot without Bullets’ organised by the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM) held at the Western Sun Hotel, Ede on 12th-13th January, 2015. Title of Paper: The Role of Civil Society Organisations in Mobilising Stakeholders in Combating the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons Before,During and After2015 General Elections in Nigeria.  2015
  9. Africa-Berlin International Conference held at the National Defence College,  Abuja. Theme: Revolts and Change, Individual Freedom and National Security, Africa in the Light of Popular Uprisings. Date-25th-28th February, 2014.   Title of Paper: Ethnic Pluralism and Reintegration in Post- Conflict Rwanda:   2014
  10. 7th Annual International Conference of the African Evaluation Association held in Cameroon between 3rd and 7th March, 2014. Title of Paper: Conflict Monitoring and Risk Assessment of Security at Seme Border of Nigeria and Benin Republic:   2014
  11. A symposium on The Role of Youths in Nation Building held at the Ado-Odo Ota local Government Multi-purpose Hall, Ota in honour of  the Chairman, Comrade Rotimi Rahmon on his 40th Birthday. Date: 22nd April, 2014. Title of Paper: The Role of Youths in Nation Building.   2014

(a)  Thesis/Dissertations      

  1. Olaifa, T. A. (2014). The Gacaca Jurisdictions and the Challenges of Alternative Conflict Management Institution in Post-Conflict Rwanda. An unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
  2. Olaifa, T.A. (2005). Effectiveness of Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Critical Examination of the Out-of-Court Settlement as Exemplified on the Gateway Television Programme, ‘Olowogbogboro’. An unpublished Msc. Dissertation submitted to University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

 (b) Journal Articles in Print

  1. Olaifa Temitope (2017). Capturing Subjective Elements in Conflict Monitoring and Evaluation. Journal of Administrative Sciences. 14(1&2). Publisher: Institute of Public Administration and Extension Services. University of  Benin, Benin City. Nigeria. Date of Acceptance: 8th March, 2018.
  2. Olaifa Temitope (2017). Revisiting Morocco and Sustainable Peace in Western Sahara. Kaduna Journal of Sociology. 5 (5). Publisher: Department of Sociology, Kaduna State University, Kaduna. Nigeria.
  3. Olaifa Temitope & Adekunle Damilola (2017). A Critical Overview of UN’s Humanitarian Interventions and its Security Implications for African Conflicts. African Journal of Politics and Diplomacy. Publisher: Centre for African American Research Studies (CAARS). University of Forte Hare, Eastern Cape. South Africa.
  4. Olaifa Temitope, Bosede Sotiloye & Ima-ima Dare (2017). Management of Ethno- linguistic Conflict: A comparative Analysis of Belgian and Nigerian Models. Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Arts. Vol. 12. Publisher: Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
  5. Olaifa, Temitope. 2016. “The Media and the Fight against Trafficking Child Labour in Nigeria.” Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization  54: 81-86. Publisher: International Institute for Science, Technology and Education . USA.
  6. Olaifa Temitope 2013. ‘Out-of-Court Third Party Intervention in the Media: A case Study’. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies. 23 (2):139-154. Publisher: The Center for Peace and Justice Education, Villanova University, USA.
  7. Olaifa Temitope and Danjibo Dominic 2013.’The 1994 Rwandan Crisis: Genocide or War?’ International Journal for World Peace 30 (3) 31-54. USA. Publisher: Professors World Peace AcademyISSN 0742-3640.
  8. Tope Olaifa 2012: ‘Corruption and Sustainable Peace in Nigeria: Equipping Youth For Reconstruction’. International Journal for World Peace. 29 (3). USA. Publisher: Professors World Peace Academy. ISSN 0742-3640.
  9. Olaifa, T. A. (2009) ‘Elimination of Violence against Women: Hope for Peace and Sustainable Development?’ International Journal of Development Studies. 4 (1) 87-91. Publisher: International Research and Development Institute. Uyo.
  10. Olaifa Temitope (2018). Triggers of Violence against Children in Abeokuta Metropolis of Ogun State, Nigeria. Kaduna Journal of Political Science. Vol. 5(1). Publisher: Department of Political Science, Kaduna State University. Date of Acceptance: 31st May, 2018.

Articles Accepted for Publication

  1. Olaifa Temitope, (2017). Conflict Monitoring and Security Risk Assessment of Seme Border of Nigeria and the Republic of Benin. Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Arts. Vol. 12. Publisher: Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Date of Acceptance:

       (ii) Books

  1. Olaifa Temitope 2017. Issues in Gender Discourse. Bonn. Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishers.  Available online https://www.ebay.de/p/Issues-in-Gender-Discourse-von-Temitope-Olaifa-2017-    Taschenbuch/241808093 iid=312096609885&_trksid=p2047675.m4096.l905513. Onifade, Adenike, Olaifa Temitope, Odozor Uche and Imonhopi David 2015. Studies in Arts and Social Sciences. Abeokuta. Publisher: Jacob & Lydia Publishers.
  2. Akeredolu-ale Bola, Bodunde Helen, Sotiloye Bosede, Aduradola Remi, Adebiyi Alphonsus and Olaifa Temitope 2014. Studies in English Language and Literature. Abeokuta. Publisher: Jacob & Lydia Publishers. (iv) Chapter in a Book
  3. Olaifa, Temitope (2019).Application of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism to Property Dispute in Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria. In D. Imhonopi, Anthony Onwumah, Tayo George & Mercy Ozoya (eds) The Social Sciences and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century Africa. Publisher: Department of Sociology, Covenant University. Otta. Nigeria.
  4. Olaifa T.A. 2016. ‘When Spouses Kill the Present and the Future’ in Gender Based Violence in Nigeria and Beyond. 2016 (243-256). In Albert, I.O., Omotoso, S.A. and  Akeredolu, A. (eds.) Ibadan: Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies. 
  5. Olaifa Temitope (2017). Re-echoing the Need for Contexualising Traditional Conflict Resolution Mechanism as a Judicial Option inin Post Conflict African States. In Nwaodu, N.O., E. O. C. Ijeoma & B.P. Wanda (eds) Regional Integration, Globalisation & Development in Africa (ECOSOC/SADC/ECOWAS EDITION). Publisher: Institute of Development Assistance Management, IDAM, University  of Forte Hare, Eastern Cape, South Africa.(v) Accepted Papers in Book Publication
  6. Olaifa Temitope (2018) ‘Public Enlightenment and Climate Change: Need for Civil Society Intervention’. In Active Promoting of Peace: Global Perspectives on Personal Peace, Children and Adolescents and Social Justice. Publisher: Peace Psychology Division, American Psychology Association. USA.  

    (v) Edited Conference Proceedings

  7. Olaifa Tope (2011) ‘A Teacher/Writer as an Asset for the Curriculum and Social Development’ in Badejo, A. & Akeredolu,A. (eds) Conference Proceedings of the International Conference 2011, Faculty of Education, Lagos State University Conference on Democratization, Good Governance and Education. 26th-30th July 2011. 

    (vi) Technical Reports

  8. Awotunde, J. M., O. Oguntoke, T. A. Olaifa, O. T. Adenubi (2010). Report of Diagnostic Survey Conducted in Ekiti State, South-Western Nigeria. Submitted to Research and Development Centre (RESDEC), University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Nigeria.
  9. Houmey Meteteiton, Aisha Fontana Ibrahim, Odette Kabaya, Ndioro Ndiaye, Fatime Christiane N’Diaye, Temitope Olaifa, Bouba Qualey (2016). Africa Human Development Report 2016: Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment   in Africa.
  10. Olaifa, Tope A. (2007): Contingency Plan Prepared in Respect of Odokala Gully Erosion of Ijebu-Ode and Owa River-Bank Communities’ Flooding at Odogbolu Local Govt. in Ogun State. 14 pages. West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP).
  11. Andrew Gwaivangmin and Olaifa Tope A. (2010): End-of-Phase Evaluation of Tekan Peace Desk, Jos Plateau State. 32 pages. Lutheran World Federation, USA.Ngoyi Patrick and Temitope Olaifa 2013. Report of the Research Conducted on the Performance of the Ogun State Government in Budget Implementation for the years 2012 and 2013.
  12. Olatosimi Kola, Tope Olaifa and Akinsanya Moji (2012) Final Report on the Third-Party Evaluation of the 2ND EISR of the World Bank Assisted FADAMA III Project in Nigeria. World Bank.

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