YA’U, Mallam Yunusa Zakeri

Mallam Y.Z. Ya'u was a lecturer at Bayero University, Kano from 1984 until 2000 when he resigned to co-found Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), one of the few ICT-focus NGOs in the country. The centre works on youth entrepreneurship, peace building, popularization of ICT, policy advocacy and business development support services. In 2007, he directed the Annual Child Institute of the Council for the Development of Social Science in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar Senegal on Youth and ICTs.
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Hajia Jummai Ya'u
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Profession Writer , Activist , Lecturer
Working Experience

Co- Founder, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)

Previous Appointments:

– Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, Bayero University, Kano, 1984-2000;

– Vice President, Information Technology (Industry) Association of Nigeria (ITAN);

– Coordinator, Council for the Development of Social Science in Africa (CODESRIA)Multinational Working Group (GMG) on the theme of “Africa in the Information Society Era, 2014-2017

– Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN)


– Years of Darkness: Academic Freedom in Nigeria, 1993-1998, co-authored with F. Okoye, 1998;
– Academic Staff Union of Universities under Attahiru Jega, (CSSRD, Lagos), 2004;
– Civic Education: Strategies for Mobilizing Local Resources for NGOs and CBOs, 2004;
– Great Nigerian Students: Movement Politics and Radical Politics, co-edited with B. Beckman, (CRD/PODSU), Stockholm, 2005;
– The Left and the Human Rights Struggle in Nigeria(CRD/PODSU), Kano, 2010;
– Gold and Graves: Zamfara Lead Poisoning and the Failure Of Regulatory Oversight (CISLAC-Oxfom Novib), Abuja, 2012;
– Organising for Democracy: Nigerian and Comparative Experiences with Prof. B. Beckman, Stockholm University, Stockholm 2012;
– Nigeria: Navigating Secrecy in The Vetting and Selection of Peacekeepers (Asian Centre For Human Rights and Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), 2014;
– Social Media Campaign for Peace: Training Primer, 2014;
– Enlisting Influential Voice for Peace Advocacy (CITAD), 2015;
– Spreading the Word, Creating Hope: A Book of Peace Messages 2015;
– Internet for Women: The Digital Marginalization of Women in Northern Nigeria, 2016;
– Understanding Community Resilience in the Context of Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria 2017.

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