Godwin Odo is a MacArthur Foundation "Program Officer in the Foundation's Africa Office in Abuja, Nigeria. He is responsible for grantmaking in the Global Challenges area and assists the Country Director in the Population and Reproductive Health area.
"Prior to joining the Foundation in February 2005, Odo worked as a Staff Counsel with the Constitutional Rights Project, and as a Program Associate with the Global Rights: Partners for Justice - both in Nigeria. He also was Secretary of the Electoral Reform Network, a coalition of 72 Nigerian NGOs working for a credible and transparent electoral process in the country. Previously, Odo was a researcher with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, and has interned with the Equality Programme of INTERIGHTS in London. He has written widely on the African human rights system, right to health, elections and constitutional reforms.
"Odo holds an LL.M in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex; a Barrister at Law degree from the Nigerian Law School; and an undergraduate law degree from the University of Nigeria, where he was President of the Law Society. He is qualified as a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria." 
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- Human Rights and International Justice Staff, MacArthur Foundation, accessed November 2, 2008.