Dr. Emmanuel Ojameruaye is currently the President/CEO of Capacity Development International, LLC a small consultancy, training, grant-writing, program development and management firm based in Phoenix, Arizona State.
He has more than 33 years experience in teaching, training, research, policy analysis, community and international development management. He was Vice President for Research, Program Development, Monitoring and Evaluation with the International Foundation for Education & Self-Help, a non-profit organization based in Scottsdale, Arizona State from 2002 to 2013, where he managed several programs in many sub-Saharan African countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, South African, Malawi, etc.
He held several positions with the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria from 1992 to 2002, including Head of Government & Community Affairs in the Lagos Head Office (1992-95) and Head of Community Development in the Western Division Office in Warri (1998-2002). He also served as National Consultant Economist/Statistician for the UNDP-funded National Data Bank Project in the Federal Ministry of Budget and Planning in Lagos, Nigeria from 1989-1992.
He was a Lecturer in Economics and Statistics at the University of Benin, Benin-City, Nigeria from 1982 to 1989 and National Secretary of the Nigerian Economic Society from 1987 to 1990. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Warsaw University, Warsaw Poland, and a Ph.D degree from the University of Benin, Benin-City, Nigeria.
His areas of expertise and interest include community development, international development, program design and management, grants/proposal writing, conflict management and mitigation, program monitoring and evaluation, statistical and econometric analysis, energy economics, economic research and policy analysis.
He has over 120 publications including three books, chapters in several books and articles in several peer-reviewed journals. He has a certificate in development management and in project management. He is also a Certified Grant Writer (CGW) by the American Grant Writer’s Association, and has developed several solicited and unsolicited proposals funded by the United Agency for International Development (USAID), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), Mars Corporation, etc.
He currently serves on the Board of FIBCO Family Services, Inc., the non-profit arm of the First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix, and he is the Chair of the Board’s Fund Development Committee.