Our 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status

Community Based Development Partners, Inc. has been granted exemption from U.S. federal income tax by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.

Board Of Directors

Babatunde Abidoye

Tunde co-founded CBDP in 2017 and serves as a director of the organization. Tunde holds a PhD in Economics and Statistics from Iowa State University with a deep interest in development and poverty alleviation. His research has focused on understanding and prioritizing potential interventions by public, private and international organizations that can help alleviate poverty under different risks and uncertainties such as climate change and conflict. Tunde’s worldview and approach to these issues have been shaped by his extensive travel around the world and his experiences growing up in Nigeria, where he received his B.Sc. (Honors) in Economics from the University of Ilorin.

Tunde is currently a visiting fellow at Yale University working on the economics of climate change with focus on climate change impact on agriculture and understanding optimal adaptation strategies in Asia. He was a senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria and has also worked with the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) where he served as technical adviser on different projects or collaborated on research primarily with the climate change adaptation teamTunde is a prolific researcher with several published papers.

Akinbowale Adekeye

Akin co-founded CBDP in 2017 and serves as a director of the organization. His vision for CBDP is to develop a portfolio of successful community-based programs that can be replicated by other organizations and individuals in communities across Nigeria.

Akin is a practicing corporate attorney and currently serves as general counsel of Innovative Interfaces Incorporated, a technology company providing software and services to the library industry. He has previously held counsel roles at Microsoft, Caradigm, Wolters Kluwer, Pratt & Whitney and OppenheimerFunds. Akin was previously a Corporate Associate with the New York office of Clifford Chance US LLP, where he practiced primarily in the capital markets and general corporate areas. Akin holds BS degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Bridgeport, an MBA and MS in Strategic Management from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and a Juris Doctor degree from the Howard University School of Law.