Taiwo Olawole is a Nigerian diplomat, passionate about sustainable development and public policy.
Taiwo has a bachelor's in International Studies and Public Law and a master's in International Relations and Strategic Studies. She is interested in the impacts of foreign and development policies on local issues and grass-root challenges.
With a focus on multilateral diplomacy, Taiwo has served in the Nigerian Permanent Mission to the UN in New York. She most recently served at the Nigerian Mission to the African Union, where she focused on peace and security, women, and trade development in Africa. Since 2014, she has constantly been part of the Nigerian delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Taiwo speaks fluent Yoruba, English and French. Beyond diplomacy, she enjoys public speaking, and founded the group Eloquent Orators, which builds confidence in public speaking for young public servants.
In 2020, Taiwo published a book titled 'A Walk in the Desert, The Diary of a Nigerian Scholar in Morocco and a Call to Building the Nigeria of Our Dreams'.
Taiwo is an Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation (AIG) Scholar.