Dr Ndubuisi N. Nwokolo is a Partner at Nextier & the Chief Executive of Nextier SPD (Nigeria), a business unit under Nextier. Nextier is a multi-sectoral, multi-competency International development consulting firm with Offices in Nigeria. Liberia, the USA, and the UK. Ndu is also an Honorary Fellow at the School of Government and Society, University of Birmingham, UK since 2017.
He holds a Ph. D. from the University of Birmingham UK, in the Political Economy of Natural Resource Conflicts and an advanced MA in conflict and sustainable peace studies from Katholieke University, Leuven, Belgium. He also has a Master’s Degree in Political Economy and Development Studies from the University of Jos, and a B.Sc in Political Science, from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Ndu is recognized as a Peacebuilding, Conflict, Security, governance, and International Development Specialist, with significant experience and knowledge of Nigeria’s and Africa’s conflict, stabilization, security, democratic and governance interventions. Has solid research skills to support public policy analysis and development in fragile and conflict-affected Sub- Saharan African states. He is Skilled in analytical and strategic thinking in conflict Analysis, natural resources conflicts, and election issues. He has experience in conducting field research, political economy analysis, and inclusive development and politics programming. Dr. Nwokolo has a sound understanding of Nigeria’s and African fragility, insurgency, and issues of violent extremism and terrorism.
He currently consults for the UNDP, Afri-Peace, Care International, IOM, The Carter Center, Etc. He is a regular analyst on national and Foreign TV and radio stations such as Channels TV, AIT, NTA, Arise TV, Radio Now, and China Global Television Network(CGTN).
Some of his articles include:
- Building “Peace” and Neglecting Structural Violence (Peace Review)
- Peace-building or structural violence? Deconstructing the aftermath of Nigeria/Cameroon boundary demarcation (Africa Security Review) 2020