The Nigerian Association of Evaluators (NAE) day to day activities is coordinated by the National Executive Council, committees, and volunteers. Currently there are seven executive positions.

Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje (FNAE, FIMC, FIMS(UK), MNIM)

National President, Nigerian Association of Evaluators

An African Scientific Institute (ASI) Fellow; World Health Organization (WHO) Scholar Alumnus; and a Health Economist. Dr. Adirieje focuses on ways that development activities affect Diseases and Ill-health, Energy and Environment (biodiversity, ecosystems and climate change), Nutrition and Food Security, Governance, Gender and Human Rights in order to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs), human security and optimum standard of living especially at the community, rural and poor urban levels.



Prof. Olubunmi Ashimolowo

Vice President, Nigerian Association of Evaluators

A multi-skilled individual with over twenty-one (21) years post-graduation working experience in the area of extension, research and teaching; An award winner of Council for Development for Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Centre Technique de Corporation Agricole et Rurale (CTA)

Professor Olubunmi Ashimolowo is the Head of Department, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development at the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Full member, Society for Peace Studies and Practice and African Co-Chair, Rural Women Sociological Association; Chairperson, Gender Development Initiative, and President, Divine Economic Assistance Programme. She has over 50 publications covering diverse research topics.


Dr. Temitope Olaifa

National Treasurer, Nigerian Association of Evaluators

Dr Olaifa Temitope holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. She lectures at the Communication and General Studies Department, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. In July 2017, she became a Fellow of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (FSPSP).

As a Monitoring & Evaluation practitioner, she has worked on assignments commissioned by the Lutheran World Federation, West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, World Bank and a host of others. She has monitored and evaluated projects in Ogun, Lagos, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, Borno and Taraba States of Nigeria. Her other consulting works focuses on Peace, Conflict, Security and Communication issues with UNDP, ActionAid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Federal Ministry of Environment, ROLAC and a host of other national and international organisations.


Sanya Matthew

National Secretary, Nigerian Association of Evaluators

Mr Olusanya is a staff of the department of National Monitoring and Evaluation in the then National Planning Commission, now Fedral Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning. As a member of staff of the M&E department, he has been actively involved in the activities of the department among which is the institutionalization of M&E in the country, mid-term review of interventions, M&E support to Government special interventions and Federal MDAs, just to mention a few.

Mr Olusanya played an active role in the emergence of the Nigerian Association of Evaluators (NAE) as well as being an active member of the planning committee for the Association’s conferences held between 2015 to 2017. Also, he has attended numerous evaluation capacity workshops and conferences. Besides being a passionate evaluator, he has passion for project management and loves playing football and travelling.


Dr. Hamisu Kura (FCIDS, FICEN, FIMC)

National Financial Secretary, Nigerian Association of Evaluators

Dr. Hamisu Kura is a development consultant and also the Founder, Executive Director of Community Development Initiative, Deputy National President of Civil Society Coalition on Disaster Risk Reduction in Nigeria, Board Member to Development Communication Resource Network, Board of Trustees (BoT) Member to Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development, Northwest Zone Coordinator of Coalition for Made in Nigeria Products.

Dr. Hamisu Kura has decades of experience as a consultant to various programmes and projects by Action Aid, British Council, DfID and its SLPs (ENABLE 1, ESSPIN, GEMS 1, J4A, M4D, PATHS 1&2, SAVI, W4H), EU/EC (SRIP, SRIK, WSSSRP 1&2), GPE/NIPEP, GRM, ICPC, Kano SUBEB, OSSAP – MDGs, The World Bank (SESP), UNICEF (CLTS, GEP 3, WASH), UBEC, UNDP, USAID, and WHO in the areas of Advocacy Strategies, Agric Business, Anticorruption Strategies, Based Line Studies, Behaviour Change Communication Strategies, Budget Monitoring and Expenditure Tracking Strategies, Citizens Engagement Strategies, Community Mobilization Strategies, Capacity Building and Development, Entrepreneurship, Financial Inclusion, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Gender Mainstreaming Strategies, Participatory Democracy and Governance Strategies, Peace Building Strategies, Policy Analysis, Research and Social Protection/Investment Strategies, Strategic Planning, Women and Youth Empowerment.


Dr. Anthony Ugwu 

Assistant National Secretary, Nigerian Association of Evaluators

Dr Ugwu is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. He trained as a professional mediator in Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Accra, Ghana. Dr Ugwu is a member of the Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA). He is an active researcher with publications in areas of International Relations, Civil Society and Development, Elections and Security, Gender and Peace Studies.

Presently he is in a team that won a grant to evaluate the header-farmer conflicts in Benue and Nasarawa States in Nigeria. He also won a grant to enable him present his evaluation of Nigeria’s National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP) and attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 1 during an International Conference on Research in African Challenges (ICRAC) in American University in Cairo, Egypt in December, 2019. Dr. Ugwu is a team player and lover of sports.


Adeola Awogbemi 

National Public Secretary, Nigerian Association of Evaluators

Adeola Awogbemi is a Research and Development Consultant with over 16 years’ experience working with NGOs and CBOs in Africa. With a background in Political Science, her experience cuts across Politics, Education, Governance, Gender, Peace & Conflict and Civics. Her specialities include program design, planning & implementation, concept development & proposal writing, fund raising, monitoring & evaluation, advocacy & campaign management and election monitoring.

Adeola is an activist, mentor, trainer, and avid volunteer with extensive experience designing and implementing educational, gender, capacity building, leadership and mentoring programs. She is also a Monitoring and Evaluation consultant and has evaluated several development projects for different donors such as Christian Aid, Women 4 Women International, Encompass, Overseas Development Institute, and a host of others.