RESOURCE PERSONS & MENTORS

Nneka Okekearu

Nneka Okekearu

Ms Nneka Okekearu is the Deputy Director of the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University. She is a strategy and gender specialist with over twenty years experience. Nneka Okekearu  has mentored more than 500 women entrepreneurs, thereby, increasing their revenues, confidence and political participation. She is an enthusiastic, effective, result-oriented professional with core expertise in coaching and leadership training.

Lekan Otufodunrin

Lekan Otufodunrin
Lekan Otufodunrin
Lekan Otufodunrin

Lekan Otufodunrin is the Managing Editor, the Nation Newspaper. He is keen on the entrenchment of media as a profession and career path.  Lekan Otunfodunrin is a career development specialist with a passion in gender issues. With over thirty years experience in the media, he has worked for various media organisations such as the Punch Newspaper and the Nigerian Institute of Journalism.

Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi

Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi
Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi
Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi

A lawyer and the Executive Director of Women Advocate Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi is a dedicated human rights defender specialised in gender, peace, security and international human rights law. She has led many policy changes and leads activities including discussions on women’s political participation.

VISITING RESOURCE PERSONS

Omolara Wood

Omolara Wood

Writer and journalist, Omolara Wood is a culture critic and activist. As a media practitioner, she has worked for organisations like Next Newspapers as an editor. She authored the book, Indigo. She is currently the Group Head, Corporate Communications, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services.

Ruona Meyer

Ruona Meyer

Ruona Meyer is a journalist with the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Pidgin Service. She has worked with various media organisations such as Daily Trust, Premium Times, Financial Times, Thomson Reuters and the defunct Next newspapers both as a trainer and reporter. She currently has over fourteen years experience in media print, wire service and online news
publications.

Dapo Olorunyomi

Dapo Olorunyomi

Dapo Olorunyomi is the founder of the WSCIJ and Publisher and Executive Director of Premium Times Nigeria. He has over thirty year’s experience working as an investigative reporter, editor, trainer, and manager. He specialises in media management, investigative reporting, anti- corruption and human rights.

Rose Moses

Rose Moses

Rose Moses is a Gender Advocate and Editor. She started her journalism career in 1990 as Staff Writer with the defunct Satellite Newspapers Limited. She joined Champion Newspapers in 1993 till 2011, having also served as Managing Editor and member, Editorial Board. She was the South West Editor of the Authority Newspapers up until March 2016. She is also an active member of the Nigerian Guild of Editors and a visiting member of the Editorial Board of the Independent Newspapers, where she also serves as Contributing Editor.

RESOURCE PERSONS

Motunrayo Alaka

Motunrayo Alaka

Motunrayo Alaka is the pioneer Centre Coordinator of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism. Working with her team, she has in the last decade significantly contributed to the development of the media in Nigeria generally and reporters in particular. One of her work areas includes supporting the increase of the reportage of women and girls in Nigeria and enabling the leadership of female reporters in the industry. Motunrayo Alaka is a communication strategist and gender advocate who strongly believes journalism is one of the most prestigious and impactful professions in the world.

Bethel Tsegaye

Bethel Tsegaye

Bethel Tsegaye is Programme Coordinator at Free Press Unlimited. An advocate of human rights, she has over ten years experience developing and managing projects on press freedom, access to information, journalism and internet freedom. She is currently conducting a research on forced migration, refugee protection law and the involvement of the media in migration as well as developing a whistleblowing platform in Nigeria. She has a great interest in the use of technology to achieve her goals.