Margaret Olabisi Mekwuye is a development and social worker, a teacher, a researcher, a volunteer, a community development personnel and a life skills coach.
Olabisi Mekwuye is passionate about good governance and works with Organisations to collect data for planning and implementation.
She has acquired numerous educational qualification viz: B.Ed Educational Administration (2000); Masters (Business Administration) (2006); B.Sc (Business Education (2016)
She has about 16 years experience as a development and social worker with Justice Development and Peace Center, Lagos as democracy and good governance as well as human rights and conflict resolution specialist; as Executive Director of Greenspring Development Initiative; as community development worker; as a trainer for National Directorate of Employment; as Director, Programmes Institute of Social Work of Nigeria; and as an Adjunct Lecturer for educational institutions such as Yaba College of Technology, as well as Institute of Development Administration of Nigeria and Yabatech Consultancy Services.
Mrs Mekwuye has been a resource person at seminars and trainings on life skills, democracy monitoring, participatory budgeting, election observation, sustainable development, alternative dispute resolution as well skills acquisition and poverty alleviation programmes.
Her research work includes Citizen’s Impact Perception of Local Government Intervention in three Local Government Areas in Lagos State (2013); Baseline Survey on Participatory Budgeting in Lagos State (2013) Local Government Poverty Alleviation Community Perception Survey (2013); Local Government Health Sector Survey (2014); Out-Of-School Children Survey (2014); Election Observation Handbook (2015)
Mrs Mekwuye is a Fellow, Institute of Social Work of Nigeria. A Board of Trustee, Coalition of Civil Society on Sustainable Deveopment and Focal Person for Lagos State, the body working towards the successful implementation of the Global Goals to ensure that no one is left behind. Her Organisation is a member of Nigerian Network of Non Governmental Organisation’s (NNNGO), Lagos State Civil Society Partnership (LACSOP), Human Rights Advocacy Network (HRAN), Partnership for Good Governance (PaGG) Forum of Delta State Non Governmental Organisations (FDSN) and Initiative for Equality (IfE) USA.