Sunday Olawale Olaniran is a young development advocate with over six years of experience advocating for literacy promotion and youth development in the Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2011, while serving as a Youth Corp member in Abia State, he established the first Literacy Library in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, an effort that significantly increased the enrolment rate of adult learners and out-o-school youths in literacy programmes in the State. Also in 2015, Sunday led the project team to initiate a citizenship education project known as ‘Living History Club’ in selected high schools in the South West Nigeria, the project employed the use of story-telling to engage the school age adolescents in community building activities and cultural value promotion. Sunday is a recipient of the Graduate Scholar Award during the 2012 Learning Conference held at the University of London, UK. He is also an Entrepreneurial Educator for the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg South Africa, Global Ambassador for Dell Education and Dell Empowering Women Challenge, a Fellow of the Project Social Impact in Kingston Massachusetts in the United States, Alumni of the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative of the United States Consulate General in Lagos Nigeria, and Women Deliver Scholar for the WD16 in Copenhagen Denmark. Sunday has authored a book and several journal articles on literacy and lifelong learning for sustainable development. A Doctor of Education (EdD) in Human and Social Sciences Education, Sunday’s current research engagement has been in the areas of Lifelong literacy/learning policies and development in Africa, open access to education & data, and youth education & entrepreneurship in the context of Sustainable Development.