DIRECTORS

TOUN OKEWALE-SONAIYA

Toun Okewale-Sonaiya is the co-founder & CEO Women Radio 91.7- Nigeria’s only Radio Station for Women and their families and also, Africa’s 1st commercial radio station for Women. A seasoned broadcaster, proficient public speaker, media trainer, communicator and strategist. She has a B.A Hons in English from Ogun state University, Nigeria in 1990.

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ADEBISI ADEYEMI

Bisi Adeyemi is the Managing Director of DCSL Corporate Services Ltd. She is a 1986 Law graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987 and holds an MBA from the Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic University. Prior to joining DCSL, Bisi was the Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary with a downstream oil and gas company.

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ADEBANKE AKINRIMISI

A Lawyer by training with more than 18 years experience in the field of development. She worked as the Health Project Officer at the Empowerment and Action Research Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. Banke has a Masters’ Degree in Gender and Development (2007) from the University of Sussex, UK and a Masters of Law Degree LLM (2002) from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria.

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ATINUKE ODUKOYA

Has more than 18 years programming and leadership experience on gender mainstreaming, research, advocacy. She is currently the Director of Administration at the CEWHIN. She has a Masters’ Degree in Public Administration (2000) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Bachelor of Science (Education) in Biology (1991) from the Olabisi Onabanjo University.

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DR. OTIVE IGBUZOR

Dr. Otive Igbuzor is the Executive Director of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD). ActionAid International is an international organization working with people, communities, associates and partners in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe to eradicate poverty and injustice.

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ASSOCIATES



ADEOLA AWOGBEMI

Adeola Awogbemi is a Research and Development Consultant with 16 years’ experience working with NGOs and CBOs in Africa. With a background in Political Science, her experience cuts across education, governance, gender, peace, and security. Her specialities include program design, fund raising, monitoring & evaluation and election observation.

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DR. FUNKE OPADOKUN

A champion of girls and women’s education. She is a principal lecturer in Educational Management at the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin. She is a distinguished educationist and presently the Director of Professional Diploma in Education programme of the Kwara State College of Education in conjunction with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.

GBENGA SHADARE

Gbenga Shadare completed his doctoral degree (PhD) at the University of Sheffield where he researched social protection systems in developing countries, including Nigeria. In the last few years, Gbenga has been one of the actively passionate promoters for the adoption of social policy programmes (including social protection and social work) in the global South.

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SUMBO OLADIPO

An Estate Surveyor & Valuer by training and currently the Managing Executive of Trusymbols Limited. She is a management expert, a prolific writer and a publisher. She works with the Centre on a part time basis. She has a Masters in Business Administration (2000) from the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.

DR. PIUS ADEJOH

Dr. Pius Adejoh is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict studies from the University of Ibadan. Dr. Adejoh worked for close to a decade with several local and international civil society bodies on diverse development issues.

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STAFF



NATHANIEL ALABI

Alabi Nathaniel is an HND holder in Accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi (2008). He completed his youth service in March 2010 and has worked as an accountant in different sectors including construction, education and charity e.g. the Church. Nathaniel is highly skilled in relating with people, Integrity and excellence are his driving force. He is an accountant at CEWHIN.

TOBI OPADOKUN

Oluwatobi Opadokun is an English Language graduate of University of Ilorin. He is a digital marketing specialist who has worked on quite a number of social media campaigns. He will be working with CEWHIN as the organization's Communications Officer.

TOLULOPE AJAYI

Tolulope is a senior programme officer at CEWHIN. She is skilled at managing interactive sessions for budding entrepreneurs on product branding, marketing and advertising. She’s a seasoned facilitator and has co-written several publications and newsletters on issues of gender and social accountability. She holds a Diploma in Project Management, Bachelors degree in Agricultural Extension & Rural sociology. She’s currently pursuing her master’s degree in Environmental Management.

STEPHEN B. PAMELA

Pamela has a first degree in Mass Communication from the University Of Benin. She also holds a Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Lagos. Pamela has worked on a number of accounts ranging from FMCG, Social Research, Telecoms, Finance to Media Research. Pamela has also taken part in development research for Society For Family Health(SFH) and MacArthur Foundation amongst others.

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SOPHIA AVOH

Avoh Sophia Benjamin is a Mass communication graduate from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology. She is currently under the National Youth Service Corps. Sophia is skilled in human relations and is passionate about the humanitarian workforce.

JUDITH AGADA

Agada Judith is a creative writer who is passionate about development, governance and issues of human right. She is a certified development storyteller and holds a bachelor degree in Public Administration from Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State. She is currently under the National Youth Service Corps.

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VOLUNTEERS



SOLA-PHILIPS SUMBO

Program Manager, Initiative for Breaking Barriers in Development (BbiD), Visionary; Hope in Christ for All Nation (HiCfan). She is an accountant by training and consultant formely an accountant with FHI on Strengthening Nigeria Respons to HIV/AIDS (SNR) Project.

OMOTOLA AKINLOSE

Customer Care Officer at MTN Nigeria. She is a graduate of Demography and Social Statistics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife. She volunteers with the centre and works on research related projects. She is currently studying for a Masters degree in Business Administration at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

OLAOLUWA ENAHORO

Contract Administrator working for Serviteco Ltd (Oil & Gas Servicing Firm) seconded to Exxonmobil Lagos. She was an administrative officer at the Gender Support unit to national Political Reform conference, Abuja (2005) She has been a volunteer to the centre since 2006. She has an MBA in general Management from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

SIMISOLA RAJI

Works as a Human Resource Assistant at Woodstock Electronics Ikoyi, Lagos. She is a certified member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, a certified member of Health Safety and Environment. She is also an active member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management.

GET IN TOUCH

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Sabo,

Yaba, Lagos State.

+234 802 313 01 67, +234 802 319 4731

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