Gbadebo Odalaru teaches and mentors graduate students at the Washington DC-based Bay Atlantic University (BAU) and the Socio-Economic Research and Applications Projects (SERAP). He was a former visiting scholar to the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), University of Oxford, UK; Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), South Korea; Economic Research and Statistical Division (ERSD), World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; United Nations Institute for Economic Development Planning (UNIDEP), Dakar, Senegal, among others.
Gbadebo Odularu obtained his PhD degree from the University of Sunderland in the UK. His current research interests revolve around digitization, nutrition security interventions, maternal, newborn, & child (MNC) well-being, trade facilitation, sustainable development, value chain analysis, business accelerator, agri-food economics, stratification economics, competition policy, climate smart agriculture (CSA), and innovation policies with particular focus on minority communities in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East. Based on this background, Gbadebo will be bringing his inter-sectoral and policy analysis experience to bear as a Pan-African Scientific Research Council (PASRC) research fellow. In addition to his great passion for advancing the frontiers of knowledge, Gbadebo currently collaborates with national, continental, and international partners and governments to provide evidence-based policy and implementation tools for enhancing post-COVID-19 socio-economic recovery amongst vulnerable communities.