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Amy Oyekunle

NigeriaLagos , Nigeria

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March 5, 2013

Amy Oyekunle

About Me: 

I am the executive director for the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), a non-governmental organization based in Lagos, Nigeria that works to strengthen organizations and create initiatives dedicated to the advancement of girls and women.

I am a gender and development consultant, feminist researcher and facilitator with experience of working with community based organizations in Africa. I have extensive experience in designing and implementing programmes on violence against women and girls and women in political participation.

I was the inaugural HOW fellow and the Global fund for Children 2009 International Fellow. I am on several boards including the chair board of directors for the African women millennium development initiative (AWOMI) and a global advisor for Imagining Ourselves and Rising Voices – an initiative of Vital Voices Global Partnership.

I have a Masters in development studies from the University of Leeds, UK, postgraduate diploma in management from the Leeds Metropolitan University and a Bachelor of Science in sociology from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

My Passions: 
I am passionate about Africa. I am passionate about girls and women's development, creating change in their lives. I am passionate about food, travel, music and making life-long connections.
My Challenges: 
So many things to deal with at one time.
My Vision for the Future: 
I see an Africa that utilizes all her resources - women, men (girls & boys) to ensure its development
My Areas of Expertise: 
Designing programmes for adolescent girls and women; monitoring and evaluation of programmes; proposal writing, fundraising

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