Nigeria Program Director, Abuja
Jibrin Ibrahim joined the International Human Rights Law Group in March 2000 to facilitate networking, organize training sessions and coordinate international advocacy study tours for partner civil society organizations promoting a legislative agenda Nigeria's new democratic dispensation. Dr. Ibrahim is also active in local civil society organizations and is currently the National Convener of the Citizen's Forum for Constitutional Reform, a coalition of NGOs seeking to reform the 1999 Nigerian Constitution.
His research interests are democratization and the politics of transition, comparative federalism, religious and ethnic identities, and the crisis in social provisioning in Africa. Prior to joining IHRLG, Dr. Ibrahim was a Researcher at the Center for Research and Documentation in Kano, Nigeria. He has also worked as an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria and has had visiting professorships at the Institute of Federalism at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and the Political Science Department of the University of Toronto, Canada.
He has edited and co-edited a number of books including Federalism and Decentralization in Africa, Fribourg 1999; The Expansion of Democratic Space in Nigeria, Dakar 1997; and Democratization Processes in Africa, Dakar, 1995. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Bordeaux, France.