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Our Objectives

To advance justice in public safety, gender rights, election systems, and governance from a multicultural perspective and a south-south approach.
To generate knowledge and tools that fit local needs while promoting global rights standards.
To strengthen local and regional ..More

Our Mission

To draw on south-south partnerships for synthesizing evidence-based local knowledge for providing an inclusive perspective to ‘secure development’. It will generate local need-based knowledge, strengthen regional networks and implement innovative practices/models for change in collaboration with government institutions and civil society.


The AAAJD secretariat consists of Program Director Prof.  Rainuka Dagar, Finance Officer… Webmaster Gabriel Akinremi

Prof. Rainuka Dagar

Program Director

Prof. Rainuka Dagar is a research professional focusing on two separate fields: gender and methodologies in citizen security and safety. She has served as Director Gender Unit at the Institute for Development and Communications (2009-2018) and was the Global Program Director (2012-2015) for Justice sector reforms where she collaborated with the civil society and governments to improve police service delivery.

Her publications include a book published by Routledge, ‘Gender Identity and Violence: Female Deselection in India’ (2014), co-authored work on Mapping Criminal Justice Delivery in India (2009); Victims of Militancy (2001), besides more than fifty research reports.

She has assisted and advised policy-making and reform efforts at the national and state level, India. She was an advisor to Chairman on National Sub-Committee to Devise Pathways to improve conditions of Schools, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (2016); Member, Haryana Governance Reforms Authority (2017-18). As a Professor, she has developed and taught  Research Methods, Gender Rights and Policy at the national and international levels. (ICSSR 2018; SPP, Central European University,2013-15, CYP 2000).

Prof. Dagar is a Ph.D. from Panjab University, Chandigarh,(1999), a  post-graduate from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai(1990), and a graduate from Lady Sri Ram (LSR), Delhi University(1988). She is an alumnus of the Advanced International Programme on Conflict Resolution (PACS) Uppsala University, Sweden (2001).

Gabriel Akinremi


Gabriel Akinremi is an information management expert and a digital content designer with diverse knowledge and skills in information communication and technology. He is a renowned creative designer, data analyst and website designer with experience in development work, research, database administration(SQL/MYSQL), web development(HTML,Java, PHP), software development(visual basic) podcast editing, jingle production and project monitoring. He as a combination of management information systems, statistical background, graphic design (CorelDraw, Microsoft Frontpage, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere etc), data analysis skills with statistical software (SPSS, Excel etc) and knowledge on research methods to analyze data collected from the field.

Gabriel has a Diploma in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Bachelor Degree from Lagos State University, Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management, MBA (Management Information Systems) from Nasarawa State University and Master’s degree in Information Technology, University of Lagos. He holds professional certification in Gate Protect Certified Security Consultant, Gate Protect Certified Security Professional and Certified Project Management from Chartered Institute of Project Management; He is currently a professional member of British Computer Society (The Chartered Institute for IT), Full member of the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria (ISMN) and Professional member of the Institute of Information Management registered in America, Europe and Africa (www.iim-africa.org).He holds a certificate in Financial Management from Abuja Graduate School, 2018.

Prior to his work with AAAJD, Gabriel spent over 10 years, training, developing, and supervising visual content design, digital media, coding and database projects for NGOs and commercial brands.