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Dr. Dennis Bamidele Sunday

Director General National Center for Youth Development Abuja, Nigeria

Dr Dennis Bamidele Sunday born in the heart city of Lagos Nigeria in the year 1970 holds a PhD in Development Planning from the University of Nigeria, Nussuka and a M.sc in Economics from the University of Lagos.

Dennis has more than 14 years of development sector experience having worked in both the public and civil society sectors, specifically in youth development, gender equality, job creation and poverty eradication and elevation. His previous notable achievements include being a member of the Task Team responsible for developing poverty alleviation strategies for the Nigerian government. At the Rural & Urban Sector Network, he was involved in the development of guidelines for the implementation of the National Youth Agency Process. He was part of the research team that investigated and made a report to the Lagos Ministry of women affairs and poverty eradication on configuration of youth development, job-creation, skill acquisitions and empowerment. Between 2005 and 2011 he was responsible for overseeing the work of the National Youth Service corps in the social, environment and infrastructure sectors. He has a strong interest in gender and poverty issues and strongly advocates the participation of women and youth in the Built Environment. In his current position the Director General at the National Center for Youth Development Dr Dennis Bamidele Sunday has travel widely presenting papers and seminars around the world on Youth and human capital development.

He has been mandated to oversee the implementation of the National Youth Service and Skills Development Programmed, facilitating the mainstreaming of youth development across government agencies and fostering partnerships with civil society and the private sector to increase development opportunities for young people.

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