Dr Akanimo Odon holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Rehabilitation, a PhD in Environmental Management from Lancaster University, UK and business and enterprise certifications and fellowships from Cambridge University UK, Stanford University USA and MIT USA. He specializes in cross-border education and innovations in research and is an expert in navigating, developing and managing relationships between academia, government and industry in Africa for economic viability, research impact and student employability. He is currently Africa Strategy Adviser for Lancaster University and the African Regional Adviser for the University of London.
He recently founded Flexy-Learn (www.flexylearn.com), a one-stop online shop for distance learning provision for Africa. He is also the creator of the UK Certified Careers Enhancement Programme Online, one of the most comprehensive career programmes in Africa. He is also the creator of the Programme for the Internationalization of Education (PIE), an international initiative designed to increase the international impact of education in Africa.