The AFRIHERO Development Studies/Informatics Research Programme is a major multidisciplinary hub that helps drive the knowledge connectedness agenda of the organisation. Activities within the Programme focus on researching, understanding and integrating the theory and practice of information and ICTs in socio-economic development.

The research programme includes specialist and collaborative MSc, PhD and Postdoctoral research supervision and externally funded fellowship schemes.

The AFRIHERO Development Studies/Informatics Research Programme is led by Dr Adegbola Ojo and other experts who are world renowned; the Programme has a strong commitment to excellence in applied research and consultancy.

The programme research themes include:

  • Geographic Information Systems and Science
  • Spatial Analysis and Modeling
  • Geodemographics
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Census and Survey Practice
  • Health Informatics
  • Business Informatics
  • E-Governance for Development
  • Intelligent Policing
  • Social Networks
  • Social Complexity
  • ICT Policy and Sustainability

PhD topics available for supervision:

  1. Intelligence-based policing in Nigeria: Any roles for data mining and geospatial modelling?
  2. Electoral data mining, geospatial modelling and political consulting in Nigeria: the nexus

The programme results are disseminated locally, regionally, nationally and globally through academic publications, research reports, research caf├ęs, internships for beginning researchers, seminars and workshops, case studies, roundtables, specialist dinners, and strategic conferences as appropriate.