Olu Adenekan

Program Manager


Olu Adenekan is a Program Manager for the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (Next Gen) program at the Social Science Research Council. Olu holds an MS degree in Global Affairs, from New York University (NYU) where she conducted extensive research on african affairs, peacebuilding, security, and international development. She also holds a BS in Communications from the University of Lagos. Prior to joining SSRC, Olu supported various non-profit organizations including the United Nations, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), Tällberg Foundation, David Rockefeller Fund, and most recently The Jed Foundation (JED) where she served in advocacy and government relations. She brings her dynamic experience in administration, program management, communications, and strategic partnerships in both the United States and Africa to the SSRC