Paschal B. Mihyo is executive Director of the African Institute for Development Initiatives (AIDI). He is a former Executive Director of the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA). A Tanzanian lawyer by profession, Paschal is a Professor of Politics and Administrative Studies with LL.B., LL.M and a Ph.D. in public law from the University of Dar Es Salaam. Between 1988 and 2004 Paschal taught at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague where he was also Dean of Studies 1992-1995. From April 2004 to September 2005 he was Director of Research and Programs at the Association of African Universities in Accra, Ghana, after which he joined the University of Namibia briefly between 2006 and 2008. He has published and co-edited twelve books and 36 journal articles on law, human rights, higher education and politics in Africa.