Kunle Adewale

2015 Fellowship Alumnus, Nigeria

Kunle Adewale Appointed to WHO Jameel Arts & Health Lab Steering Committee

Arts is a unifier and can provide the needed engagement for healing and hope.”

Kunle Adewale, 2015 Fellowship Alumnus, Nigeria

In February 2023, 2015 Fellowship Alumnus Kunle Adewale was appointed to the steering committee member of the WHO-Jameel Arts and Health Lab in New York. Kunle is an international artist who engages leading experts, cultural producers, researchers, scholars, academic institutions, and arts in health practitioners. The Jameel Arts & Health Lab has been established by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, the Steinhardt School at New York University, Community Jameel, and CULTURUNNERS. Focused on overlooked and underserved communities, the lab will coordinate and amplify academic research into the effectiveness of the arts in improving health and well-being to drive policy implementation across 194 UN member states.

As a part of the cohort for the WHO Arts Practice and Ethics of Care project, Adewale looks forward to deepening conversations on global arts and health initiatives.

“This initiative will further strengthen regional and global collaborations and provide the needed resources for emerging arts in health practitioners, students, scholars, professionals, and institutions,” Kunle said.  “Arts is a unifier and can provide the needed engagement for healing and hope.”

Learn more in this article from This Day Live.