Researchers

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Prof. Adegoke has served as Consultant to a number of National and International organizations including the ECOWAS Commission, UNFPA, UNESCO, Commonwealth Youth Programme, and the Federal Ministry of Youth Development Abuja, Nigeria. In recognition of his contributions on Adolescent and Youth Development, Professor Adegoke was appointed by the ECOWAS Commission to develop the first Youth Policy, Implementation Strategy and Action Plan for the entire ECOWAS Sub-region (2005-2008). He was also appointed consultant to upgrade and review the National Youth Policy and Implementation Strategy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2007. This process was co-sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Youth Development, Abuja and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Professor Adegoke was the lead consultant that produced the first Youth Development Index for Nigeria under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Youth Development Abuja in 2008.

In 2012 Professor Adegoke was appointed by the UNFPA as an International Consultant to help develop the National Youth Policy and Action Plan for the Government and People of the Republic of Liberia (April to June 2012). In November/December 2012 Professor Adegoke was appointed by UNESCO as a consultant on the project Strengthening youth and youth-led NGO's involvement with Family life and HIV Education in Nigeria using culturally appropriate strategies. Professor Adegoke was appointed member of the Commonwealth Youth Development Index Technical Advisory Committee. The committee was to support and help in the development of domains and indicators for the YDI for Commonwealth Countries - 2012-2013. He also worked with the Universal Basic Education (UBE) to develop the curriculum and text for Guidance and Counselling practice in schools in Nigeria. He has also worked as resource person with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) on capacity building, programme development and implementation. He has served as member of the NUC Accreditation Panel on Comprehensive Accreditation of Academic Programmes in Nigerian Universities at different times.

His research efforts have gravitated around issues surrounding Adolescent and Youth Development. These include the conduct of needs assessment on youth issues, conduct of surveys on youth mainstreaming; youth unemployment; adolescent development and maturation; adolescent at-risk; adolescent and youth risk taking behaviours such as drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, violence. He has conducted researches on issues relating to gender, HIV/AIDS epidemic, leisure activities among young people. These efforts have resulted in well over 60 research publications published in national and international publications outlets and conference proceedings. He has been involved in developing psychological support programmes, youth policies and implementation strategies for a number of countries in Africa