About Us

After 12years of working in the UN and shuttling between tough terrains, mediating crises, resolving conflicts as well as preaching the gospel of global peace, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, CFR decided to return to Nigeria to use his expertise and experience to help address the enormous developmental challenges that Nigeria, ECOWAS and Africa are grappling with. He established Savannah Centre to focus on the nexus between peace, democracy and development. Often times, most ‘think tanks’ are established to deal with one or two of the above three thematic issues. Savannah Centre was established on the underlying principle that peace, development and democracy are inextricably linked. Gambari was inspired by two UN Secretaries-General, both Africans – Boutros Boutros- Ghali and Kofi Annan. They both wrote seminal reports that dealt with peace, development and democracy in the world.

OUR TEAM

Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy & Development (SCDDD)

OUR TEAM

Ambassador Abdullahi A. Omaki NOOC, FSMA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Ambassador Felix Pwol

    DIRECTOR, DIPLOMACY AND DEMOCRACY

      Ambassador Sani Bala

      Director, (Development, Admin, Finance and Training)

        Ambassador Samuel Dangwam Bulus Dabeng

        HEAD, DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT

          Lt. Col. Abdulwahab Ademola Lawal (Rtd)

          HEAD, DEFENCE AND STRATEGIC STUDIES

            Chief Ibrahim Olajide Lawal

            ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY/HUMAN RELATIONS

              Sir. Bola Abimbola

              SENIOR GRANT OFFICER/HEAD OF PROJECTS

                Moses Ugo Ohaegbuchi

                RESEARCH OFFICER/S.A TO THE CHAIRMAN

                  Joseph Dehinde Sunmonu

                  FINANCE OFFICER

                    Benedict Odey

                    RESEARCH ASSISTANT/MARKETER

                      Chukwuemeka Benard Ekobay

                      ASSISTANT PROGRAMME OFFICER

                        Joshua Ndah

                        MARKETER

                          Amina Abdulazeez

                          COMMUNICATION/RESEARCH ASSISTANT, DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT

                            Blessing Ozeiza Ogah

                            EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/OFFICE MANAGER

                              Ibrahim M. Natagwandu

                              HEAD, SAVANNAH CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING LIMITED

                                Umar Muhammad

                                RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, DIPLOMACY AND STRATEGIC DEFENCE STUDIES