Rev. Fr John Patrick NgoyiChair
John Patrick Ngoyi, a Life Fellow of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, the foremost environment NGO in Nigeria, has varied experience. He is the initiator and Director of the Justice, Development and Peace Commission, Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode, a position he has held since 1989. John Patrick Ngoyi’s recognition of a dire need for Nigerians and Africans to have powerful and committing self-generated ideas to overcome the historical humiliation and re-invent their present and future in an ever globalizing and alienating world, made him to initiate a rights-based empowering development project built on gospel values. The choice of the philosophy underlying the project was equally informed by his conviction that the poor state of governance in Nigeria, the seemingly hopeless and irremediable poverty situation in the country and continent is human-made and can therefore be altered, through both individual commitment and institutional changes. Through his organization, Justice, Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode, he has constituted an entry point for networking and alliance formation for a right-based empowering development for Nigeria and other African countries.
David Tola WinjobiNational Coordinator
Dr David Tola Winjobi is a human rights activist, a seasoned trainer of trainers, a gender analyst, a community development consultant, an in-depth researcher, and a conflict manager. He possesses the following qualifications: B.A. Ed. English (1986); M.Ed Psychology (1989); M.A. Peace and Conflict Studies (2006), and PhD Psychology (2000). He has about 20 years successful senior management work experience as Development Officer of Amnesty International Nigeria training members across Nigeria; as Coordinator of Research and Programmes on democracy and human rights; as Policy Advocacy Officer of CAFOD; as National Coordinator of GCAP/MDGs Nigeria, and as Convener of Campaign2015+, and currently the Principal Coordinator of CAFSO-WRAG for Development. Dr Tola Winjobi is a powerful speaker who has made presentations through workshops and seminars on Millennium Development Goals in some countries, including Ghana, Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria, UK and US. He was the only Nigerian invited by the UN General Assembly in New York in June 2010 as a speaker on MDGs situation in Africa. In December, he was also invited by the UN in Geneva to present a paper on Minority Rights Issue.
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 a democracy and good governance as well as human rights and conflict resolution specialist; as Executive Director of Greenspring Development Initiative; as a 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 training on life skills, democracy monitoring, and participatory budgeting
Kabir Hamisu KuraMember
He is a researcher, facilitator, development and management consultant in accountability, advocacy, education, governance, mobilization, monitoring & evaluation, policy, public finance, research, water and sanitation. He consulted for DfID, UNICEF, EU SRIP, EU SRIK, EU, UNDP, British Council, USAID, PATHS 1 and 2, ESSPIN, SAVI, Action Aid, projects and programmes in Nigeria. An Alumni of the World Bank Institute on MDGs was a World Bank/British Council trainer on MDGs Debate to Action projects. He was a Technical Assistant on MDGs – CGS – LG Track under OSSAP-MDGs programs. A member of Together 2030 and many NGO boards, he is the Founder and Executive Director of the Community Development Initiative from Kano.
David Obinna AnyaeleMember
David Obinna Anyaele (Bsc. Msc; MNIPR) is a Disability Activist, Social Worker, Public Relations and Disability & Development Consultant and a member of the Nigeria Institute for Public Relations. When visiting Freetown-Sierra Leone in 1999, he was attacked, captured and set on fire by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels of Sierra Leone after his two limbs were forcefully chopped off because of his identity as a Nigerian. The experience of Mr. Anyaele has made him rugged. He is today a better entrepreneur. He is also a Parent of three children, a motivational speaker, Chief Executive Officer - Thevidan Consulting Limited, and Founder/Executive Director, Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)
Emeka J. Ononamadu is social development and citizens’ rights advocate with over 20 years of sustained governance, Human Rights and Development advocacy experience. He has led major Civil Society organizations and National Coalitions in Nigeria. He has expertise in facilitation, training, social research and governance advocacy. He specialises in national and state budget processes, development policies and democracy development. He drives Democracy Clinic, annual CSOs Budget Summits and State accountability projects through abandoned projects completion advocacy. He is a graduate of management, and financial management. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration
Dr Muslim Idris (FASI, FNMGS)Member
Dr Muslim Idris is a graduate of ABU, Zaria and AIT, Bangkok in the field of Geology and Engineering Geology has participated and is still active in several water supply and sanitation and environmental sector assignments in Nigeria and beyond. A Consultant and Constructor of repute that has serviced and still serving with various local, national and international organizations. The Principal Partner/Managing Director of Gap Water Resources Consultants Ltd, a Consulting and Contracting firm with vast years of experience in Water Resources Development and Management as well as Environmental Engineering.
Aisha Barry HamzaMember
jia Aisha Barry Hamza is a member of the Board of Trustees, Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCSD)
Mrs Sylvia BriggsMember
Mrs Sylvia Briggs is a member of the Board of Trustees, Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCSD)