Centre for Women's Health & Information

THE DIRECTORS


Toun Okewale

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, Toun has spent more than three decades as a broadcaster; with extensive knowledge and expertise in Radio & TV production, presentation, directing, interviewing, programming, sales, marketing and media management. She has a B.A Hons in English from Ogun state University, Nigeria in 1990 and has attended several courses & training on radio management & communications. She is a United Nations advocate on Women issues and a Philanthropist. Toun is a member of boards & trustees of various companies including Ives Medicare, St. Ives Communications, Maami & Voice of Women foundation, Vice Chair media & publicity of Nigeria Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture NACCIMA, committee member NERC, member NAWORG, member and secretary “Issues of the Heart” a UK group that empowers women through training, development, counselling and mentoring and founding member of Nigerian Women in Diaspora Leadership Forum as well as a member of the Board of Directors of CEWHIN.


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. Before then, she was the General Counsel with a multinational dredging company. Bisi is a member of the International Bar Association, the Institute of Directors and a Vice President at the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce. Bisi has attended Leadership Training at the Harvard Business School, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Illinois. She has varied experience in Corporate and Commercial law practice and has worked on various assignments spanning corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, board evaluation, Director up skilling and other governance engagements. Bisi is an Expert-In-Resident at the Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan Atlantic University. Bisi is passionate about Corporate Governance and facilitates Board level training on the subject. She is a resource person at the Institute of Directors and anchors a weekly column on Corporate Governance in Businessday.

Otive Igbuzor

Dr. Otive Igbuzor is the Executive Director of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) (See www.centrelsd.org). He was one-time International Head of campaigns of ActionAid International and Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria. 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.(See www.actionaid.org). He was also an honourable Commissioner in the Police Service Commission (PSC) from 2008-2013 representing civil society. (See www.psc.gov.ng). Prior to joining ActionAid, he was a Programme Co-ordinator of Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), an independent research, information and training institution dedicated to policy-oriented scholarship on questions of democratic development and peace building in the West African sub-region. He also served as the Secretary of Citizens’ Forum for Constitutional Reform (CFCR)...

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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. She was a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Fund for Leadership Development in the year 2000 and she executed a research project on socio-cultural economic and legal dimensions to the sexual and reproductive health and rights of female adolescent domestic workers in municipal Lagos). Banke has a Masters’ Degree in Gender and Development (2007) from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK and a Masters of Law Degree LLM (2002) from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria.


Atinuke Odukoya

Has more than 18 years programming and leadership experience on gender mainstreaming, research, advocacy, women’s human rights, capacity building, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation. She is currently the Director of Administration at the Centre. She had worked previously with the United States Aid Agency/Office of Transition Initiatives in Nigeria as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. Her previous work include being the Project Officer of the women’s desk for the Legal Research and Resource Development Centre, Lagos and a programs staff for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Lagos. Atinuke has a Masters’ Degree in Public Administration (2000) from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria and a Bachelor of Science (Education) in Biology (1991) from the Olabisi Onabanjo University (formerly Ogun State University), Ago-Iwoye.

THE ASSOCIATES


Dr. (Mrs) Opadokun Olufunke Adeitan

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.



Dr. Pius Adejoh

Dr. Pius Adejoh is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He holds bachelors and Masters Degrees in Sociology of the University of Jos and of the University of Lagos respectively, and a PhD in Peace and Conflict studies from the University of Ibadan. Before joining the academia, Dr. Adejoh worked for close to a decade with several local and international civil society bodies on diverse development issues. Notable among these organisations are Empowerment and Action Research Center, Lagos, Youth Concerns Incorporated, Lagos, Basics- USAID, Nigeria. He has consulted widely for several national and international bodies including the Ford Foundation, Nigeria, UNFPA, Abuja and UNDP, Abuja. He was involved in the preparation of the Millennium Development Goals Report in Lagos, Kwara, Sokoto, Zamfara and Rivers states, and in the mainstreaming of gender and HIV/AIDS into line Ministries in Lagos, Kwara, Gombe, Zamfara, Sokoto and Benue States. Dr. Adejoh has published articles in numerous books and journals locally and internationally.



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, planning & implementation, concept development & proposal writing, fund raising, monitoring & evaluation, advocacy & campaign management and election observation. Adeola is an activist, mentor, trainer, facilitator and avid volunteer with extensive experience designing and implementing gender, capacity building and leadership development training and mentoring programs. She has facilitated various training sessions for various stakeholders and has coordinated several local and international seminars, training workshops and conferences on a range of development issues. She is an independent Evaluation consultant and currently the Executive Director, Ovie Brume Foundation.




THE STAFF


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.



Tolulope Aderibigbe

Tolulope, a pragmatic and dynamic personality, is skilled at managing interactive sessions for budding entrepreneurs on product branding, marketing and advertising. She’s a seasoned facilitator, has facilitated several leadership sessions for young women in tertiary institutions. She 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. She has a strong passion for the cause of women liberation and empowerment.



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 had the opportunity of working as an accountant in different sectors including construction, education and charity e.g. the Church. Nathaniel is highly skilled in relating well with people, meeting deadlines and frugality in spending. Integrity and excellence are his watch word /driving force.



Olanike Oluwo

Olanike is a gifted communicator, a firm believer of impacting the younger generation and is passionate about issues affecting youth and women development. She holds a bachelor degree in zoology/environmental biology from the prestigious university of Ilorin and authors a zoology made easy series for unilorin undergraduates in year 2 and year 3 respectively. In addition she is a certified member of the Human resource management, a certified member of Health safety and environment. She started her working career as a patient support officer at Reddington multi-specialist hospital before moving into humanitarian workforce as a project officer at linking the youth of Nigeria through Xchange, safe space facilitator at heartland alliance international and Lagos state facilitator at palladium group under the project, voices for change.



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.




THE VOLUNTEERS

Simisola Sholola

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.

Sola-Philips Olasumbo

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.

Olaoluwa Enahoroh

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.

Akinlose Omotola

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.