Bolanle Aina

PhD Candidate, Agricultural Extension and Rural DevelopmentUniversity of Ibadan


Bolanle Aina is a PhD student in agricultural extension and rural communication at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Her doctoral research interest centers around investigating the proclivity to utilize grievance redress and citizen's engagement mechanisms in Herders-Farmers conflict resolution. She is also interested in the communication dynamics of agrarian conflict employing network analysis research design using mixed methods to probe conflict actors’ behavioral posture as baseline data to inform communication strategy design, implementation, and evaluation for conflict resolution. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in agricultural extension and rural development with a research focus on communication technologies usage in agricultural research and technology development, dissemination, and utilization. She also co-authored the following articles: "Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Research and Development amongst National Agricultural Researchers in South West Nigeria" and "Communication and Social Change: Lessons from Cassava Technology Transfer in Nigeria." Aina worked in information technology solutions development and deployment within the corporate private sector in her country Nigeria and is presently seeking to build a career as an academic and development practitioner.

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2019

University of Ibadan

Proclivity to Utilize Grievance Redress and Citizens Engagement Mechanisms in Herders-Farmers Conflict Resolution in North Central Nigeria