Inuwa Bakari Jalingo, PhD is a creative and innovative researcher, geographer and sociologist with skills in demography. He is a Deputy Director in National Population Commission with over 30 years’ experience in research and development work in Nigeria. He actively participated in planning, implementation and dissemination of two National Population and Housing Censuses (1991 and 2006). He is an experienced project coordinator having served as National Project Coordinator for five Nigeria Demographic and Health Surveys (1999, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018); four Nigeria Education Data Surveys (2004, 2010, 2015 and 2020), and participated as management staff in the 2010, 2015 and 2021 Nigeria Malaria Indicator Survey and other numerous surveys.
Dr. Jalingo has strong qualitative and quantitative research skills developed from actively monitoring, evaluating and managing of projects/programmes funded by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Kingdom Agency for International Development (UKAID), the World Bank and other international agencies and partners. He possesses extensive experience working in Malaria, HIV and AIDS, Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health as well as working in diverse cultural settings – having worked in all states of Nigeria. He has also attended several trainings and acquired working experience internationally (USA, UK, UAE, Ethiopia etc.).
He holds a PhD in Sociology from Bayero University, Kano. He is a member of American Sociological Association (ASA) and Population Association of Nigeria (PAN) as well as the Chairman Al-Khulafaur Rashidun Foundation for the Support of Orphans and Vulnerable Children. He currently sits on the Governing Board of National Identity Management Commission and is the Census Manager for the planned 2022 Nigeria Population and Housing Census.
Dr. Inuwa Bakari Jalingo