PhD candidate and Vanier Scholar Jake Okechukwu Effoduh has been selected as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Frontier Risks. The Council will identify key future shocks for the next generation and propose policy opportunities that will build resiliency today in the face of these risks.
Effoduh will be serving on the Council with, among others, Professor Ngaire Woods (founding Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford), Eric Herrera (Chief Economist, Inter-American Development Bank), Professor Nita Farahany (Founding Director, Duke University), and Khalfan Belhoul (CEO, Dubai Future Foundation).
You can read more about the Council here.
In other news, Effoduh is currently a Queen Elizabeth Scholar and Advanced Scholars Fellow with the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa. His most recent publication is “The 7 ways that African States are Legitimizing Artificial Intelligence.”
As part of his PhD program at Osgoode, he is conducting research on the legitimization of artificial intelligence in Africa. He is also a Partner at Praxis & Gnosis law firm in Nigeria. He founded Law2Go in 2018, a digital library of human rights laws and legal services for Nigeria and he has been a human rights lawyer since 2011. He holds two master’s degrees in law from the University of Oxford and Osgoode.