Researcher Profile

Jibrin Ibrahim

Jibrin Ibrahim

Jibrin Ibrahim PhD
Director, Centre for Democracy and Development
4,Kikuyu Close, Off Nairobi Street, Off Parakou Crescent
Off Aminu Kano Cresent, Wuse II
P. O. Box 14345, Wuse
Abuja, Nigeria

Tel: +234 (0)9 6716454/ 2731445
Fax: +234 (0) 9 6703292, 6726090


Jibrin Ibrahim is the Director of Centre for Democracy & Development, a regional research, advocacy and training non-governmental organisation for West Africa. Previously, from 2000 to 2006, he was Nigeria Country Director of Global Rights. Dr Ibrahim who is Nigerian is also active in civil society organisations and has over thirty years of active engagement with civil society. He is presently serving on the Electoral Reform Committee established by President Umaru Yar Adua. He was the National Convenor of the Citizen's Forum for Constitutional Reform, a coalition of Ninety non-governmental organisations seeking to reform the 1999 Nigerian Constitution. Dr Ibrahim is an academic who holds a PhD in Political Science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Bordeaux, France. His areas of specialisation are democratisation, political economy of poverty reduction, comparative federalism and religious and ethnic identities. Before joining Global Rights, he was a director of research at the Centre for Research and Documentation, Kano, Nigeria. He was previously an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.


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