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Expert Name Regional Focus Expertise Sex
LAHAI Bernadette West Africa
Gender and Development »

Bernadette Lahai is a current sitting MP in Sierra Leone. She is a researcher. She has a BA Degree, MSc Degree in Agriculture and PHD in Agricultural Extension and rural Development from the University of Reading-UK with specialisation in gender issues. She supervises undergraduate and post graduate students in the faculty of agriculture in Njala University as well as serve as external examiner for Masters Student in Gender Studies.

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LAMPTEY Henrietta Comfort West Africa
Gender and Development »

Comfort Henrietta Lamptey holds a BA, Politics and MA, International relations from the University of Sussex, Brighton. She is a professional in extensive global policy development and programme management in humanitarian, peacekeeping and development. She is a sound political analyst, an effective communicator, innovator with professional experience with inter-governmental and non-governmental sectors on operational and policy levels.

Female
LOUW Garmen Glenda Southern Africa
Human Rights »

Carmen Glenda holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from State University of New York. She is an expert in project planning, design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation and training of inmates and correctional officials. Her focus is to contribute towards social justice for marginalized communities.

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MAJEKS-WALKER Nemata West Africa
Gender and Development »

Nemata Majeks-Walker has over 20 years’ experience in electoral process, gender equality and democratic governance. She has solid background in effective negotiation and policy formulation at international level with strong advocacy and resource mobilization. She is the founder of the 50/50 group of Sierra Leone. She holds a PhD from the University of Surrey, UK.

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Margaret Jackson West Africa
Management »

Margaret Jackson is a WACSI associate and a consummate management consultant. She is an instructional designer, master trainer and assessor for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Business Edge Programme. She holds an MBA (speciality HR) and a first degree in Sociology with Economics from the University of Ghana. She has over 21 years experience in senior management of various organisations spanning textile manufacturing, management consulting, micro-finance and a Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS). She is a Organisational Development Specialist with consulting experience with SMEs, start-up organisations, NGOs and NGO Networks. Margaret is also a Managing Partner of Rainbow Consult delivering business solutions in HR, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurial development and Information Technology. 

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MASSANDOUNO Lansana Africa
Research »

Il est statisticien/Démographe/Economiste avec une large expérience. Il ai une maitrise de l’outil informatique.  Mon CV vous dira plus sur moi.

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MEIERHOFER-MANGELI Zeedah Doris Africa
Gender and Development »

Zeedah Meierhofer-Mangeli is trained in the fields of sociology, pedagogy, and conflict resolution; she has been an educator and a specialist on women’s human rights and race relations. Zeedah is committed to the education of young girls in Africa. She founded the Resource Center for Women and Girls Trust in Kenya. She has also been involved in concept development and training for the Swiss Police on domestic violence.

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MOHAMMED Alhassan West Africa
Gender and Development »

Alhassan Muhammed is a Human Resource Practitioner and Development Worker, with long standing practice in both Public sector and Civil Society Organisation (CSO). He has been engaged in Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) work and possess varied experiences in the development sector spanning several years specifically in capacity building and training, policy advocacy, programme design and implementation, community mobilization, management, youth development, economic empowerment, project monitoring and evaluation, gender development, report writing and other developmental issues. He is a certified trainer to deliver specialized course in ‘Developing Effective Strategies and Communication Tools for Policy Advocacy’.

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MOHAMMED Bougei Attah Africa
Extractive Industry »

Mohammed Bougei Attah is the founder and Executive Director of NGO Guide 2000, an NGO-Service Consortium and organizers of Annual All Nigeria NGO Summit & Exposition. Attah serves as the Managing Editor of NGO Network, a general interest magazine for non-profit sector in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. The magazine currently serves as the leading voice for the third sector, reporting events across Africa and beyond. He is the Africa Regional Coordinator, World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, WANGO.

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MSAFIRI Aidan Gregory Eastern Africa
Climate Change and Environment »

Revd. Dr. Aidan Gregory Msafiri is an ordained catholic priest with experience as a lecturer in philosophy and ethics and theology. He possesses a PhD from Vienna University, Austria. He works as one of the “young” African Theologians for the World Council of churches. Currently, he is the head of the philosophy and ethics department at SUAT, Tanzania. Dr. Msafiri has written several articles for journals and various papers for international conferences.

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NABILA Lariba Daphne West Africa
Law »

Daphne Nabila holds a LL.B and LL.M from University of Ghana and Harvard Law school respectively. She has experience in designing courses and teachings in business Law. She is also a lawyer with a specialty in Human Rights Litigation, capacity building and ngo management.

Female
NCUBE Janah Africa
Gender and Development »

Janah Ncube holds masters in Gender and Women's Studies (MERIT) from University of Bradford, UK. She has solid experience in policy development, African institutions, mechanisms, politics, Parliamentary reforms, civil society issues, Gender and women's human rights and conflict resolution and peace building. She has skills in programme development and organisational and financial management. She is currently the CEO of Centre for Citizens' Participation in the African Union (CCP-AU).

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NGUGI Nyambura Eastern Africa
Gender and Development »

Nyambura Ngugi holds a MA Development Studies and BA International Development Studies and Economics from University of East Anglia, UK and Saint Mary's University, Canada respectively. She is an expert in gender mainstreaming, governance, project management and researcher.

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NKIRANUYE Jean Emile Vincent West Africa
Gender and Development »

Nkiranuye Jean has over 12 years of experience in institutional management, training and research, project or program writing, management, monitoring and evaluation (human rights, conflict and peace management, democratic governance). He has worked as a Consultant with international organizations (UNESCO, UNDP, Francophonie), international NGOs (IREX), and academic or research institutions from Africa and Europe.

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NYAMEKYE Hannah West Africa
Gender and Development »

Hannah Nyameke is a PhD candidate in Agricultural extension at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. She has over 8 years’ experience as a researcher, lecturer, gender specialist, strategic programme developer and as a specialist in agriculture.

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NYANBUCHA Edwin Eastern Africa
Economics »

Edwin Nyanducha is an accounting, corporate finance and training professional with over 8 years of professional experience. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance option) from the University of Nairobi and is a qualified accountant registered with the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board. He is the founder and principal consultant of Inkubate Ltd and is actively involved in many business and development issues including finance raising and development.

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OBADARE Ebenezer Africa
Gender and Development »

Ebenezer Obadare is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA. He took his PhD in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2005. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in History (1989) and International Relations (1992) respectively from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. A former award-winning journalist, Dr. Obadare’s research interests span the broad areas of civil society and the state, religion, civic service, and citizenship. He has published extensively on these subjects in leading refereed journals.

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OBENG-OFORI Rosaline West Africa
Gender and Development »

Rosaline is an advocator for women and children’s rights at national and international levels. Her focus is on capacity building, gender mainstreaming, advocacy and human/women's rights. She has held managerial/leadership positions in international reputable organisations. She possesses a MA Governance, Development and Law from University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

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ODUKOYA Atinuke Olufolake West Africa
Conflict Prevention and Management »

Odukoya Atinuke possesses a Masters in Public Administration from University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is a co-founder of the Centre for Women's Health and Information (CEWHIN), Nigeria. She has experience in gender analysis and planning, project development and implementation and research. She also has skills in community mobilization and participatory strategic development plans and capacity building trainings.

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OFORI-BOATENG Kenneth West Africa
Climate Change and Environment »

Kenneth Ofori-Boateng is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, under the collaborative Ph.D Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa, sponsored by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). His current research focuses on the impact of climate change on cocoa production in West Africa. Before Joining the AERC programme he was the administrative officer for the Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS). He had previously held the position of Administrator in the City of London Business College (Accra) and a Teaching Assistant in KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.

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OKA Obono West Africa
Health »

Oka Obono is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Ibadan. He has sustained commitment in teaching, research, supervision and community service with experience in population, communication, health and policy process. A leading global social science methodologist and African policy analyst, he has over 20 years' experience working in academic environments. He is the originator of Life Aspirations Theory (LAT), and chief proponent of a transdisciplinary view in investigations of and interventions in behaviour change communication, health, gender and conflict analysis in African contexts. Obono writes a weekly column on state policy and African civil society.

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OKOME Mojubaoulu Olofunke Africa
Gender and Development »

Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome is an International Political Economist whose regional specialization focuses on the African continent. Educated at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Long Island University, New York, and Columbia University, New York, she’s a Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, CUNY and past Women’s Studies Program Director as well as past Deputy Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at Brooklyn College.  She is also past President of the African Studies Research and Forum. She is an author on different books.

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OLAGBOYE Benjamin West Africa
Conflict Prevention and Management »

Olagboye Benjamin is a Ivorian with years on expertise in political science, peacebuilding, peace keeping, development, governance and youth and security. He is a PhD candidate in History of International Relations, University of Cote D’ivoire.

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OLAOPA R Olawale West Africa
Conflict Prevention and Management »

Olawale Rafiu OLAOPA, a Nigerian, is a thorough bred Policy Analysis and Public Administration specialist with varied experience as a researcher, consultant, project management and evaluation expert, and administrator. He is a Senior Research Officer, Department of Training and Research, National Center for Technology Management (NACETEM) (an agency of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is currently at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa where he is conducting a Doctoral Research on the Politics of Local Government Financing in Southwestern Nigeria. Mr. Olaopa has widely published both within and outside Africa

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OLAYEMI Olabode Olufemi Southern Africa
Gender and Development »

Olayemi Olufemi is a young enterprising university scholar with diverse interests using his career development to chart a new direction for the future generations. He obtained BSc Business Administration and also studied Management at Masters level from Ahmadu Bello University and University of Lagos respectively. Currently in thesis writing stage to complete a Ph.D degree in Management with special interest in Strategic Change & Entrepreneurship Management. Olufemi has six years teaching and research experience in the university system, where he has closely interacted with younger generations thereby molding destinies to change our political and economical landscape and of Africa continent at large.

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OPAKUNLE Isaac Odeyemi West Africa
Organizational Development »

Isaac Opakunle is a chartered accountant with over 20 year’s experience with core competencies in financial management, financial analysis, taxation, internal and external auditing, performance measurement, grant management, people and project management. Currently, he is the finance and administration manager at IPPF Africa, where he manages over $20 million yearly budgets for member associations.

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QUAYE H. Jane West Africa
Gender and Development »

Jane Quaye is the executive direction of FIDA, Ghana. She is a lawyer who has always advocated for women’s rights and training of community of paralegals. She is also an expert in program management, implementation and evaluation.

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SAGNA Augustin West Africa
Conflict Prevention and Management »

Augustin SAGNA holds a MBA and PGD in Law, Classic University of Lisbon.  He has been the special Investigator of the National Commission of Truth and Justice of Haiti, Military Observer for the UN and occupied many positions in Elections Observations and Legal Counseling among others.

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SARPONG George West Africa
Conflict Prevention and Management »

George Sarpong’s expertise includes media law, policy, security governance, management, peace and conflict, elections, transitional justice, youth’s orientation and alternative dispute resolution. He is an experienced journalist and a trainer where he currently leads, design and trains journalist across Ghana. He is very skilled in establishing, nurturing and managing organisations. He is an expert in youth development having founded You-Net, a youth coalition in Ghana. A member of International press institute and other associations.

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SAWYERR Akilagpa Africa
Law »

Sawyerr Akilagpa is a Retired Professor of Law, with years of university management and leadership at the national, continental and international levels. Active involvement in teaching, academic research, public service and working with NGOs, nationally and internationally. He has consulted for national and international institutions on a range of subjects, including law and trade; higher education leadership and management; human development; minerals and mining law; and negotiations. As chairman/member of several national and international bodies, he has been engaged in the management of public institutions, especially in the minerals and energy sectors.

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