Assistant Director and Head of Governance for Global Health, United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
Obijiofor Aginam is Assistant Director and Head of Governance for Global Health at the United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), and concurrently an Adjunct Research Professor of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa. Before joining UNU-IIGH, Dr. Aginam served as Senior Academic Officer and Head of International Cooperation and Development section in the UNU-Institute for Sustainability and Peace, UNU headquarters, Tokyo. Dr. Aginam has held a tenured academic appointment in the Faculty of Public Affairs and Management, Carleton University, and Global Health Leadership Officer at the WHO headquarters in Geneva.
He is a recipient of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) of New York Fellowship on “Global Security and Cooperation”, the U.K. 21 st Century Trust Fellowship on “Disease and Security”, the WHO Global Health Leadership Fellowship, and the competitive research grant of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. He has been a Visiting Professor at the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, and universities in Italy, South Africa, Japan, and Nigeria.
Dr. Aginam is the author of Global Health Governance: International Law and Public Health in a Divided World. He serves on the editorial boards of many journals including Global Health Governance: The Scholarly Journal for the New Health Security Paradigm. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
- Global Health Policy
- Global Governance
- South-North and South-South Cooperation
- “Third World” Approaches to International Development