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Bunmi Makinwa (born 1955) is the Chief Executive Officer of AUNIQUEI, a private entrepreneurial initiative in communication for leadership. He is a specialist in management, communication, and development. Previously, he was the Africa Regional Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); Director of UNAIDS New York Office; Director and Representative of UNAIDS to the Africa Union Commission in Addis Ababa. He has worked for Family Health International (FHI), Programme for Appropriate Technology for Health (PATH) and World Health Organization. Makinwa was Nigeria's candidate to the post of Executive Director of UNFPA in 2010.
Makinwa was born in Ilesa, Nigeria. He has two degrees from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages, with a concentration in French and German, in 1980, and a Master of Arts in Philosophy, with a concentration in Political Philosophy, in 1985. He later studied at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he obtained a Master of Public Administration in 1993 with concentration in management and policy.
He is a commentator on politics and public affairs. He writes analytical columns and opinions for news media and online publications including The Guardian newspaper in Nigeria, Sahara Reporters, and Africa Development Talk. He serves on the Boards of several businesses and not-for-profit organizations including the ONE Campaign Africa Policy Advisory Board and Social Workers Beyond Borders. He is a former Chairman and member of the Advisory Board of the Division of Social and Behaviour Change Communications at Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa. In June 2012, Makinwa led UNFPA Africa Region to conclude an implementing partnership agreement with Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. In the same year, he signed a second agreement between UNFPA and University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
He authored and co-authored the following publications:Bunmi Makinwa, Population and Culture, 21 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 291 (1994)
Communications Framework for HIV/AIDS: A New Direction
Social Marketing: An effective tool in the global response to HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS Prevention in the context of new therapies
Male Latex Condom
Communications programming for HIV/AIDS: An annotated bibliography
Print and AudioVisual production of Fleet of Hope
Social marketing – Expanding access to essential products and services
Health Communications for HIV/AIDS in the next millennium, published in Journal of Health Communication
Special production of a supplement issue of Journal of Health Communication - International Perspectives
Technical Update on Condoms
Radio and HIV/AIDS: Making a Difference
Directory of Social Marketing Projects
Communication Handbook on Vaccine Trials for HIV/AIDS
Fellow, Harvard Institute for International Development
Member, International Communication Association
Member, International Science Writers' Association
Member, African Council for Communication Education
Associate Fellow, Coolidge Center for Environmental Leadership
Member, International Society for AIDS Education
Certificate of Merit, All Nigeria United Nations Students Association. 1976
Life Membership, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Students Union, Nigeria. 1977
Fellow, Edward S. Mason Program in Public Policy and Management, Harvard University, USA. 1993
Grand Commander of the National Order of Benin Republic – conferred by the government of the Republic of Benin.