I think on, and write about, different aspects of youth, development and Africa. My current interests include research, programs and policies, that enable young women and men achieve their aspirations, have a good quality of life and participate fully in the political advancement of their societies. My writings focusing on Nigeria, South Africa and, recently, Eritrea, address these topics, and my fulltime job in philanthropy covers aspects of them. Central to my work is an inclusive approach to understanding people’s lives, which uses both qualitative and quantitative methods. I was previously an External Research Associate affiliated to the University of East Anglia and currently Visiting Researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand. My academic and policy writings can be found at ResearchGate and I can be contacted here.