Jibrin Ibrahim received degrees in Political Science from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and a doctorate in Politics from the University of Bordeaux in France. Prof. Ibrahim has lectured, published and consulted extensively on democratisation and governance in Africa. He was the Director of the Centre for Democracy and Development and an outstanding scholar-activist with an international reputation. A well-regarded leader in civil society, he is a Senior Fellow with the Centre for Development (CDD).