Prior to joining AWARD, Apollo served as a research associate professor for M&E at Tulane University, USA. Over the years, he has held Senior M&E Advisor positions with the World Vision United States, University Research Co, and JSI Research and Training Institute.
He has research/ M&E field experience with USAID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank, DFID, UNICEF and World Vision programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Dr. Nkwake earned his PhD in Social Development from the University of Cape Town; and holds Canadian Evaluation Society’s Credentialed Evaluator Designation.
Apollo’s work focuses on developing and testing theories of change for gender responsive and effective development assistance. He has authored three books and several peer-reviewed journal articles/book chapters including: Credibility, Validity, and Assumptions in Program Evaluation Methodology (2015, Springer), Working with Assumptions in International Development Program Evaluation (2013, Springer), and Changing Gender Roles? A Study on Fathers' Involvement in Childcare (2013, Tate).