2013

Olubukola (Bukola) Oyinloye

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Olubukola Oyinloye is passionate about research.

Bukola is originally from Nigeria and currently lives in the United Kingdom. She received a Master of Science degree in International Development and Management from Lund University, Sweden, and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Actuarial Science. As a Researcher for The Open University, United Kingdom, she is responsible for conducting research in international education and development.

Since becoming a Young Leader, Bukola is proud she trained 75 officials on data management to address critical skills shortages at the local level and contribute to the generation of evidence for education planning and management while she was a Lead Specialist for an education program in Northern Nigeria. She also received a scholarship to conduct research on education and international development in sub-Saharan Africa, which will enable an understanding on rural perspectives on education toward developing approaches to foster and improve parental involvement. Additionally, Bukola started a blog to write about her areas of interest — education, women’s issues, research, and international development — and to advocate on the same from an African woman’s point of view. As an advocate, she was invited to present at the African Evaluation Conference.

To her, “meaningful youth engagement” means action that results in positive, observable, outcomes for relevant stakeholders, including youth.

In her free time, Bukola enjoys blogging, traveling, cooking, going for walks, and spending time with family and friends.

Languages Spoken:

Yoruba, English, French, Spanish

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