Introducing Chief Gbade Adejumo:

Chief Gbade Adejumo is from Oyo State in South West Nigeria.

Chief Gbade Adejumo has many connections with DadaMac. He has been part of the DadaMac Network since its beginning (2008). Even before that John Dada, Chief and Pamela Mclean (Co-Founder Dadamac Foundation) were part of a previous network called Cawdnet. Cawdnet  grew up around the work of the late Peter Adetunji Oyawale see http://dadamac.net/network/peter-adetunji-oyawale Chief was chairman of OCDN (Oke-Ogun Community Development Network) which continued Peter's work on the Oke-Ogun Community Development Agenda 2000 Plus from 2000-2004.

Pamela and I were very excited to learn that Gbade, a dear friend of DadaMac, was visiting the UK and would be able to spend a few days with DadaMac in London.

Gbade celebrated his recent retirement by studying for a masters degree, which he has now completed, researching Farmer-Pastoralist conflict.

Like John Dada of Fantsuam Foundation, Gbade has real understanding and insight with regards to this important issue which is so often a core component of ongoing tensions and  conflict, not only in Nigeria but elsewhere. We were therefore really pleased DadaMac’s enabled an introduction on Wednesday (1st July 2015) to members of the Africa Research Institute http://www.africaresearchinstitute.org/  

The photo above was taken by DadaMac Co-Founder and shows our Skype meeting with Pamela McLean, Gbade and  David Mutua  a Kenyan DadaMac Changemaker.