I am interested in the societal impacts of armed conflicts, security politics and reforms in countries/regions battling with the scene of continuous violent conflicts. I often combine ethnographic approach with other social empirical methods to understand conflict dynamics and system, civilian interaction with NSAGs and the state’s tactical and strategic approaches to a complex security landscape. In my current role at BICC, I collaborate with regional and multilateral actors (AU, UN-DPO, LCBC) and local research institutions to understand and provide concrete policy recommendations on how regional approaches to dealing with armed conflicts in the Lake Chad Basin region shapes systems of conflict/peace and how NSAGs contribute this system or are affected by them.
Research Topics / Key Expertise
Armed conflicts and food security.
Peace processes & DDR.
Politics of interventions
Application of Machine Learning in program evaluation
Countries Of Expertise
- Burkina Faso,
- Sierra Leone,
- Cape Verde
Before joining BICC’s projects on regional approaches to dealing with Armed Groups in the Sahel, Oyewole was a junior researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn. His PhD dissertation addressed the issue of civilian loyalty and agency in insecure spaces of the LCB region. In the past eight years, Oyewole has worked as a principal investigator/researcher on different EU-funded projects dealing with an early recovery and transition from armed conflicts, women and peacebuilding, and more recently, as a Forced Migration Specialist at UNOPS. Between 2017 and 2022, he served as a technical advisor and expert on Africa-EU partnership projects on peace and security. His unique experience in this role includes the design and evaluation of call for proposals, monitoring of partners’ projects, round-table meetings with the Head of States, EU and African Parliamentarians, funding agencies and multilateral actors on promotion of local ownership in development cooperation in crisis region.