Dr. Judith Ifunanya Ani

DePECOS Institutions and Development Research Centre.

Dr. Judith Ifunanya Ani

Research Associate & Partnership

Dr. Judith Ifunanya Ani is a lecturer, researcher, and social impact leader with expertise in sociology, demography, and population studies. She holds a Doctorate from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Her career began in the financial sector before transitioning to work on a Ford Foundation-funded project focused on advocacy and capacity building for HIV/AIDS education in Nigeria. She has also served on a short-term consultancy in related researches with some local and international organisations.

During her undergraduate years, Dr. Ani volunteered at the LAPO Institute, where she later became the Research and Development Manager. She is a lecturer at the Institute, teaching subjects such as Sociology and Research Methods. Passionate about making a difference, she founded the Education and Research for Sustainable Development, supporting vulnerable individuals in urban and rural communities. Through this initiative, she has provided vital information and awareness on topics such as cancer, gender-based violence, and girl-child education.

Dr. Ani is a recipient of some awards and fellowships from prestigious institutions. With her multifaceted abilities and unwavering dedication, Dr. Judith Ifunanya Ani is a passionate advocate for driving social change and development through research. She also enjoys content creation, mentoring, and event hosting.