Peter Adeyeye

Peter Adeyeye - 2019 Nominee
Position: Research Consultant/Program Manager
Organization: Boundless Hands Africa Initiative for Women and Children
Current Location: Lagos/Nigeria
Masters of science from University of Lagos/Sociology
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship in Health and Humanitarian Innovation (Brown International Advanced Research Institute, Brown University, June, 2018)
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    2nd runner Up, Health for National Development Research Fellowship Competition for Post graduate students in Nigeria
    Awarding Organization:
    Date Awarded:
    April 13, 2019
75 Public Votes Reached!
Peter is passionate about advancing evidence for programmatic intervention and have independently commissioned studies on FP and presented his findings in conferences including the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Nigeria Family planning Conference. – Adebisi Adenipekun, 120 Under 40 Winner/CEO at Lighthouse Global Health Initiative
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have been passionate about providing empirical evidence for programmatic interventions and my work has revolves on researches that documents the current gaps in contraceptive uptake in Nigeria. Specifically my work has centered on unmet needs for family planning, youth SRH and the nexus between empowerment level indicators and contraceptive uptake and I have been able to present my work in a number of conferences including 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Nigeria Family Planning Conferences, 2nd No Yawa Youth SRHR Conference in Ghana and an accepted paper at the ICFP 2018. I have also been opportune to review abstracts for the ICFP both in 2016 and 2018.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

My interest in the field started as an undergraduate studying Demography and Social Statistics. In a class we explored the nexus between high population growth and development and we concluded that for Nigeria to reap the Demographic dividend, there must be a conscious effort on population management. I developed interest in Family Planning and I wrote my thesis on ‘Correlates of Unmet Need for Family Planning among Currently Married Women in South western Nigeria, using NDHS dataset.

Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:

My quest for advancing evidence for action in the field has led to my self-funding of many studies in the field. Besides, in my work as the Program Manager for Boundless Hands Africa Initiative (NGO), I introduced a project ‘Men for Equality’ (M4E), an advocacy targeted at educating men in informal network about human right and women empowerment and I also introduced Family Planning as a topic for engagement since the literature shows the critical role male partner plays in adoption of FP.

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

The 120 under 40 provides an avenue to get exposed to myriad of opportunities imperative for building capacity to advance my work in FP and I will be so honored to tap into these boundless opportunities. My recent research quest has been to understand the critical gaps for FP in humanitarian settings and I have designed a study to explore the determinants of family planning uptake in IDP camps in North Eastern Nigeria. This grant will be used to advance my desire and provide evidence for action.

Video Introduction
Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
Field study on the performance of Village Health Workers Scheme in Gombe state, Nigeria (Project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by Society for Family Health) second speaker to the left, No Yawa Youth SRH Conference, Ghana, 2016 Facilitating a group interview as part of the final evaluation of USAID Saving Mother Giving Life Project in Cross River state in Nigeria. (Intervention include generating demand for FP)

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