Personal profile

Academic Background

Taibat Hussain is a doctoral researcher at the University of East Anglia, funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. Taibat has a keen interest in research related to education, gender-based violence (including technology-assisted forms), economic empowerment, and the well-being of young people. Having experienced the transformative power of quality education, she has devoted the past five years to promoting safe and inclusive learning environments for children and young people in Africa, including Nigeria, by using research as an advocacy tool.

Taibat holds a Master of Science in Social Research from the University of Hull, where she earned a distinction. Her research examined school-related gender-based violence (SRGV) in the Nigerian context by critically analysing existing national legal and policy frameworks that address gender-based violence and assessing their provisions for SRGBV.

Taibat earned a Master of Science in Development Economics from the SOAS University of London, where she earned a distinction in her research project. Her research project used a qualitative approach to explore the relationship between education and unemployment among young people in Nigeria.

Taibat has also earned a certificate in Power and Influence for Positive Impact from the Harvard Business School online. She is currently a member of the UNESCO SDG4 Youth & Student Network, and a member of Transform Education hosted by UNGEI.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, University of Hull


Award Date: 8 Nov 2023

Master in Science, SOAS, University of London


Award Date: 15 Dec 2020

Bachelor of Science in Economics, Al-Hikmah University


Award Date: 3 Sep 2016