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SESAY Amadu West Africa
Conflict Prevention and Management »

Amadu Sesay is a Professor of International Relations, researcher, accomplished writer and publisher. His areas of expertise include African Politics, security and conflict studies, conflict analysis, human security and post conflict peace building. He has won several prestigious awards and distinctions. Prof. Sesay joined the services of the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in 1978. He holds a BSc in Economics and PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom.

Male
TAKONA Mabel Africa
Gender and Development »

Mabel Takona has over 16 years experience in programme development, management and administration, women's leadership and gender analysis. She also specialises in policy advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, participatory research and analysis. She possesses an MBA from University of Exeter, Uk.

Female
TILLEY-GYADO Abiola Africa
Conflict Prevention and Management »

Abiola Tilley-Gyado is an expert in inetrnational health policy and development, programming and management. She has recognised performance in international strategic frameworks for child development, adolescent health, MNCH, HIV and AIDS. She is a writer and an experienced and accomplished leader in influecing, networking, advocacy, media, coaching and mentoring expertise.

Female
TOGOLA Abdou West Africa
Management »

Abdou Togola is a specialist in the administrative and financial management of organization, including personnel management, budget preparation and implementation and financial reporting. He has experience in adult training and NGO capacity building. He is also extensively experienced in translation from French into English and from English into French.

Male
UZOECHINA Okey Africa
Conflict Prevention and Management »

Uzoechina Okey is an expert in Conflict Prevention and Security Sector Governance (SSG), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Access to Justice and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Climate Chanage Adaptation (CCA). He has undertaken various studies in the fields linking it to ECOWAS framework. He has skills in negotiation and mediation. He provides programme leadership to the FOREWARN Initiative in its overall objective to strengthen ECOWAS’ capacities in anticipation, adaptation and innovation to reduce vulnerability to emerging threats at the regional, national and sub-national levels.

Male
VAHAMA Kamagate West Africa
Gender and Development »

Kamagate Vahama holds a PGD in Corporate Law. His areas of expertise include Legal Counseling, Training, Project Management, Public Relations Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Report Writing and Program Development. He also has a rich experience in training and project management.

Male
VOGT Funmi Elise Africa
Gender and Development »

Funmi Vogt has spent the last 12 years working on issues concerning the African continent, with a specific focus on peace and security issues as they relate to women’s development. She has a background in research, and in program development and management. Her research and advocacy interests include issues around violence against women- particularly in conflict situations; issues of women’s marginalization and agency; and social and economic relationships between Africa and the rest of the world, and between Africa and the African Diaspora. Funmi Vogt holds a B.A. in English Literature from Loyola Marymount University in California; an M.A. in African Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS); and has training in Human Resource Management.

Female
WAKESHO Peris Africa
Gender and Development »

Wakesho Peris is a counseling psychologist with 13 years’ experience in HIV and AIDS, Reproductive health, Advocacy and Gender programming, management and implementation. She has vast experience in programming, managing and running youth friendly services and certified in psychological counseling and human resource management. She is currently undertaking MSc. Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigation, University of Liverpool, UK.

Male

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