Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou 
Director of Politics and Governance at ODI

Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou is a political scientist and currently Director of Politics and Governance at ODI. She has worked on business and human rights for 25 years, as an academic (Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, Sciences-Po, Paris) researcher and policy advisor on international development. She has worked for NGOs, governments and several multilateral and bilateral agencies, notably Oxfam, ACORD, OECD, UN Women, former UK Department of International Development, Department of Foreign Affairs (Ireland). She had worked extensively on extractives and conflict in Nigeria, where she chairs the Expert Working Group of the Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental, and throughout francophone Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Senegal). Kathryn has a PhD in Politics and International Relations from Nuffield College, University of Oxford.