Mr. Abiodun Kolawole "is a research officer at the Center for Constitutionalism and Demilitarization, an NGO based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is affiliated with the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights and the Alliance for Democracy (AD), a Nigerian political party. An active participant in Nigeria's student and democracy movements, Mr. Kolawole was instrumental in the formation of the United Action for Democracy, a coalition of human rights, labor, and pro-democracy groups committed to social justice, transparency, and good governance. Noting that democratic nations cannot be built without the participation of the people, Mr. Kolawole used his fellowship to examine methods and strategies for encouraging popular participation as a means of strengthening Nigeria's fragile democracy." 
Resources and articles
- Past Fellows, NED, accessed September 14, 2007.