Olayinka Olusola Omigbodun FAS, FNAMed, Professor of Psychiatry and Provost, College of Medicine University of Ibadan received the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) International Contribution Award at the 24th World Congress of IACAPAP (Virtual Format) which held from December 2 to 4, 2020.
The International Contribution Award is sponsored by the Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (KACAP). The award is given by IACAPAP to recognize the accomplishments of a senior individual in the promotion of child and adolescent psychiatry in the developing world https://iacapap.org/about/awards-and-recognition/ . The award underscores the contributions of the individual to service development and/or teaching in the developing world. The individual should have wide recognition in the developing world and interact with decision-makers at the country or regional level. The awardee does not have to come from a developing country or region as long as she or he made a recognizable accomplishment for the developing world. This award is not only for a child and adolescent psychiatrist but also for allied professionals.
In presenting the award to Olayinka, excerpts from the speech of Daniel Fung, President of IACAPAP at the opening ceremony at the 24th Congress (Virtual) were “Internally in Nigeria, Olayinka has done much, but it is for her international work that we are now honouring her with the International Contribution Award. As President of IACAPAP in 2010 to 2014, she started a movement to really create a strategic drive and plan for us to move forward. As a result of that, she has travelled the globe sharing her experiences and really helped to position IACAPAP as the global curator of child and adolescent mental health knowledge and expertise. We appreciate layinka for her work”.