Obed Danlami works in the implementation of education policy at the federal and state government levels in Nigeria.
He studied Chemistry and Polymer Technology at the Federal University of Technology Minna, in Nigeria. And he is a certified teacher, with a postgraduate Diploma in Education and a masters degree in Environment and Education.
However, he has never taught in a classroom but has designed and planned educational programmes in Information Technology and Adult and Nonformal Education.
Obed has extensive experience in adult and nonformal education, working with international organisations like the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), UNESCO, UNICEF and USAID on grant projects.
More recently, Obed has been developing educational programmes on the environment and agriculture for sustainability, as well as an extended doctoral programme at Antioch University, New England campus.
He is an experienced mentor, having mentored children since 2000, starting in underserved rural communities in northern Nigeria. He currently mentors students and learners at primary, secondary or postsecondary, and nonformal, educational levels.
More than 80% of the young people he mentors go on to make a success of their lives, including by going to university and winning scholarship opportunities.