A new direction for Bolade Banougnin

21 Aug 2023 | By CSSR Website
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21 Aug 2023 | By CSSR Website

Dr Bolade Banougnin, former postdoctoral research fellow in the Adolescent Accelerators Hub, has accepted a new role as a Programme Data Analyst for the United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) Western and Central African Region, based in Dakar.

The focus of this work is on ensuring reliable, high-level data and evidence are available to support UNFPA advocacy and policy work in this region.

Bolade was a quantitative postdoctoral research fellow in the AARHub team since 2021, supporting the team’s research on adolescent sexual and reproductive health.




Dr. Boladé Hamed Banougnin was a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Accelerate Hub Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town. Boladé is a passionate statistical researcher with expertise in child and maternal health and adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and rights. He has a particular interest and expertise in data processing, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination for large-scale surveys and censuses. He is currently developing expertise on advanced statistical methods for panel data and machine learning.

Boladé holds a PhD in Reproductive Health from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria for which he was awarded the African Union Commission Fellowship and the Population Reference Bureau Policy Communication Fellowship. His dissertation was on the "Patterns of Migrants’ Fertility Behaviors in Cotonou, Benin Republic". He also holds an MSc in Demography with distinction from the Regional Institute for Population Studies (Yaoundé́, Cameroon) and was awarded the Cheik Mbacke Prize. He also holds a Masters in Economics and BSc in Economics from the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin.

He has served as a reviewer for the International Journal of Public Health, BMC Reproductive Health, and PLOS ONE. He co-supervised Masters’ students at UCT and the University of Oxford. He has taught at the Graduate School of Statistics and Demography in Parakou, Benin, and the Population Research Centre in Abomey-Calavi, Benin.

Boladé began working at the Centre for Social Science Research in 2020 serving as a statistical consultant for the Accelerate Hub, the joint project at the Universities of Cape Town and Oxford. In 2021 he was awarded the UKRI Accelerate Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for the Adolescent Accelerate Research Hub at the CSSR. He has worked across Africa in Nigeria, Benin and South Africa to date, and is now a Programme Data Analyst for the United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) Western and Central African Region, based in Dakar.

Recent Publications 

  • Hertzog, L., Banougnin, B. H., Stöckl, H., & Toska, E. (2022). Accelerating ontological security for South African adolescents living in high HIV-prevalence areas: A longitudinal study. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 0(0), 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2022.2108079

  • Banougnin, B. H., Obasanjo, B. (2022). Contraception in Africa. In The Routledge Handbook of African Demography. Taylor and Francis - Routledge. http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429287213-16

  • Banougnin, B. H., Somefun, O. D., Olakunle, A. A. (2021). Migration and interbirth transition rate using Benin Demographic and Health Survey data: Does episode-splitting matter? PLoS ONE 16(10): e0258297. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0258297