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Adeyinka ADEYEMI
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa
Senior Programme Management Officer, RITD- African Trade Policy Center
Adeyinka Adeyemi is a Senior Adviser at ECA’s African Trade Policy Center, where he leads the work on AfCFTA policy advocacy and customs coordination to enhance trade facilitation in Africa. Earlier, he led the project to harmonize policies, laws and regulations pertaining to infrastructure investment in Africa as mandated by African Heads of State and the domestication of PIDA model law on infrastructure investment in Africa, which was endorsed by African Heads of State. He was educated at the Universities of Ibadan and Lagos as well as Harvard University, where he was a Resident Fellow (Press, Politics and Public Policy). He was the former Head of Communications at ECA and the Coordinator of the $54 million World Bank-funded HIV/AIDS Treatment Acceleration Programme (TAP) and the Commission of HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa (CHGA) which generated the Secretary General report, Securing our Future. Prior to ECA, Adeyemi was the UN Bureau Chief of Pan African News Agency; Partner, Dawkins, Adeyemi and President and Chief Strategist at ImageDynamics Communications Ltd. in New York where he handled highly sensitive projects which helped many countries return to the negotiating table and comity of nations. A former Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the Stonybrook University, New York, he is the co-author of “Enhancing domestic revenue collection for development: technology, incentives and tax compliance in Ethiopia” (2015); “A Media Handbook for HIV Vaccine Trial in Africa” (UNAIDS 2000); “The Nigerian Press Under the Military: Persecution, Resilience and Political Crisis (1983-1993)” (Harvard University 1995); “Winking in the dark: Agenda 2063 and the communication imperative” (ECA, 2015). He is currently working on “Perception and Realities of Risks in Infrastructure Investment in Africa” and a retrospective study of the financing for development processes from Monterrey to Addis Ababa.
Areas of Expertise
Communication And Mass Media, Communications, Conceptualizing And Designing Communications Strategies, Conference Management, Editing And Publishing, General International Trade And Trade Policy, Governance & Public Policy, Health, Information And Communication, Infrastructure Development, International Development, International Development Policy, International Political Economy, International Political Economy, International Relations, Management And Programme Analysis, Policy Advice, Political Science (international Affairs), Public Policy, Trade Promotion


Master's Degree
International Relations
University of Lagos
Social & Behavioural science/ Political Science/ POLITICAL SCIENCE
Bachelor's degree
Political Science
University of Ibadan
Social & Behavioural science/ Political Science/ POLITICAL SCIENCE


Datcha (Nago/ Yoruba)


Risks and fears in investment in transboundary infrastructure in Africa (2016)

ECA Manuscript

2. Enhancing domestic revenues for development: Technology, incentives and tax compliance in Ethiopia (2015)

ECA Manucsript

3. Integrating Africa: The essays of Abdulie Janneh (Ed)


4. APRM as an accountability index for HIV/AIDS in Africa (co-authored with Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie)

ECA manuscript

5. Human rights abuse and the tyranny of good intentions in Nigeria (1999-2007)
6. The Art of Bundling: Strategic Communications for non profit causes

ECA manuscript

7. A Media Handbook for HIV Vaccine Trials for Africa

UNAIDS, Geneva

9. The Nigerian Press Under the Military: Persecution, Resilience and Political Crisis (1983-1993)

Harvard University

10. Transnational cooperation in the West African subregion: A case study of ECOBANK

University of Lagos

AIDS: The Africa Connection

Punch, Nigeria

The Cadaver Next Door

Nigeria AIDS Service

1. ECA and Africa: 50 Years of Partnership (Ed)


Securing Our Future (Ed)


African Water Journal (Ed)


Study on the Formulation of a National Energy Policy for Sierra Leone (Ed)