In Hindsight: the impact of the Prince Claus Chair

Interview with Dr Jumoke Oduwole

'The best way to empower the people is to make sure that they have an enabled environment'

In the second is a series of interviews with former Prince Claus Chairholder, Dr Jumoke Oduwole talks about her tenure as PCC chairholder, what she learned from it and about her work since.

Dr Oduwole was Chairholder from 2013-2015. Her research focus was on the right to development in the African context and in relations to trade and human rights. In 2022 she is, among other things, Special Advisor to the President of Nigeria on Ease of Doing Business.

Contributing to business climate reforms and the trade agreements for equity and fairness

She looks back at her tenure as a special time during which she engaged with communities in the Netherlands, holding conversations about development in Africa.

After her tenureship Odowole continued to contribute to business climate reforms and trade agreements for equity and fairness. She changed her focus to the need for domestic reforms to trigger economic prosperity from within a nation.

Read the full interview on the PCC website


Dr Jumoke Oduwole

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About the Prince Claus Chair in Equity and Development

The PCC in Equity and Development was established in January 2003 by Utrecht University and the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam which alternately appoint an outstanding young academic from a developing country to the Chair. The objective of the Chair is to advance research and teaching in the field of equity and development.

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