Prof. Joshua Akande is a Professor of Adult and Community Education in the Department of Adult and Lifelong Learning at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. His research focuses on community education, community development, adult and community health education, adult and lifelong learning and rural education. He has carried out research work in the area of alleviating poverty in Africa using adult education as a toolbox and worked in the area of community participation in solving environmental issues.
Prof. Akande is interested in the application of adult learning theories to address issues in community education and community development, and particularly in the integration of indigenous community education to the contemporary studies in adult and community education.
Prof. Akande is a pastor.