MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

It's been five rewarding years of catalyzing systemic change in the Niger Delta…

For us, real systemic change is not about creating dependencies. It is about empowering people with the necessary skills and resources to take action and cascade it to others. That is no easy task. But we, together with our 90 plus partners, have built momentum for this change in the last five years…

OUR BEGINNING

In 2010, PIND set out on this mission to reduce poverty by acting as catalysts for systemic change,
tackling two mutually interrelated areas of economic development and peace building in a conflict prone region.

HIGHLIGHT OF OUR 5-YEAR EVOLUTION

Trainings Conducted

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015

Funds Leveraged

  • Amount (million)

Trainings Participants

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015

Direct Beneficiaries

  • People

In-Direct Beneficiaries

  • People

INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT OF OUR IMPACT

In  2015, we commissioned U-S-based Initiative for Global Development (IGD) to carry out an Independent third party assessment of our work in the last five years. They identified 6 high level impacts and 50 unique, individual impacts we are creating with our partners in the region

  • THE CRITICAL FACTORS OF OUR SUCCESS
  • PIND and NIFOR at ATED
  • A LIGHTHOUSE IN THE NIGER DELTA

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR INCREASED
MARKETS, PRODUCTIVITY AND INCOME

 So confident are PIND’s private company partners that they on their own have committed resources to our interventions by fully covering costs of inputs such as herbicides and fertilizer in the cassava demonstration pilot project, fish feed in the aquaculture demonstration pond project and demonstration of harvesting technologies in the palm oil pilot project.

  • AQUACULTURE
  • 2011 - 2015: Maximizing Yield and Profit in Agriculture
  • REALIZING DREAMS THROUGH FISH FARMING: FRIDAY DIYEN'S STORY
  • CASSAVA
  • INCREASING COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FROM NEW PARTNERSHIPS: THE UBULUKU CASSAVA FARMER'S STORY
  • 2011 - 2015: Improving Cassava Farmers’ Outcomes
  • PALM OIL
  • 2011-2015: Increasing Efficiency to Enhance Profitability of Palm Oil Farmers
  • EXPANDING BUSINESSES THROUGH TECHNOLOGY ACCESS: FELIX OMOREGBE'S STORY

  • Between the first demonstration I did in 2014 and now, I’ve done five or six harvest, and I’ve seen the impact of these better practices on my profit margin, I would say my profits increased by about 40%.
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    Friday DiyenChairman - Camp 74 Fish Farmers Union
  • While we were working on the demonstration pond, PIND actually strengthened our internal structure. Our internal structure was very very weak, but now it is good
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    Michael UwehomobosaChairman (Ugboroke Fish Farming Association)
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  • Improved technology reduces the workload, but we still need an increased labor force because better technology means we are now able to expand ……. I started by employing up to 4 people, but there are days where we have up to about 12 people working in the mill
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    Felix OmoregbePalm Fruit Farmer

We established the Technical Assistance Fund (TAF), a support instrument set up to help SMEs in the region whose activities have pro-poor linkages prospect to access technical support services from Business Service Providers(BSPs) trained by PIND

  • DEVELOPING BUSINESS LINKAGES FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES
  • HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES PROPSER THROUGH RIGHT SYSTEMS: ZAL’S STORY
  • Our Business Linkages Program Officer on working with small businesses and what makes the Business Linkages program work

  • I always say that I give PIND credit for 80 percent of what we do. It was not just the diagnostic training we took part in; PIND has enabled us to create that structure that we need to grow a business and we are now doing it very well. As a result of working with PIND, we have increased client base and income by 40 percent. We have also built new products and new services. We now have accounting products and services and a credit scheme running. We on our own started providing micro-credit schemes for all businesses without support from PIND, although they are providing technical support. You will find PIND on our company profile, because of the value we have been receiving, not in terms of money, but in terms of knowledge and ideas
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    Zigha AyibakuroCEO ZAL

DEVELOPING A PEACE
BUILDING NETWORK

Our peacebuilding work began in 2013, aimed at mobilizing and empowering local peace actors with technical assistance, knowledge, advice, networks and information to develop their own capacity and that of their communities to mitigate conflict, rather than PIND intervening on their behalf

  • KEEPING A TENOUS PEACE DURING AND AFTER STATE ELECTIONS: CHIEF KIKILE'S STORY
  • VOLUNTEERING FOR PEACE: SOBIBO PRINCEWILL'S STORY

  • P4P training’s on conflict resolution were so helpful, not only as a P4P member, but even personally. In my community, I have been using the knowledge of conflict resolution I learnt from P4P to resolve issues. It was a training I got from P4P that I brought down to the council meeting and did a step-down training for my other chiefs, and they all have embraced it. The level of conflict in my community among the youth has reduced. The consciousness and the need for them to embrace peace is heightened and they are applying the methods I taught them. Today, when I go for meetings with my other chiefs they say ‘Peace has come’!
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    Chief Nesini Clarkson KikileThe Edele-egili-eken 1 of Yenagoa Twon
  • P4P has done quite a lot, in spite of the stories of conflict in the news. We all work as volunteers and engage key stakeholders. The reason we’ve been able to come this far is because of the trainings we had through P4P and PIND. Working with P4P really opened my eyes. When they say “conflict is natural, violence is not”, I didn’t understand it until after the training.
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    SOBIBO PRINCEWILLP4P PREVENT Team Member

CAPACITY BUILDING FOR STRONGER
CIVIL SOCIETY AND GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS

Our Capacity Building program has held a total of 282 trainings and trained 20,875 persons in this five years of our work

  • Improving Grassroot Governance Through Collaborative Engagement:SMDI Story
  • Improving Grassroot Governance Through Collaborative Engagement:Moses Ekpa's Story

  • Prior to LEAD, the local government could not account for taxpayers, or even provide a projection of their internally generated revenue. We’ve been able to establish a database for them to do just this. We’ve also been able to do a mapping for local community-based organizations in the area. Now the local government has a database to say the number of organizations that are working
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    Iminabo Austen-Okoroafor Executive Director SMDI
  • If all the knowledge gained as a result of LEAD can be measured in money, we could not pay it
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    Moses EkpaDirector of Procurement, Okrika Local Government
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ANALYSIS AND ADVOCACY
FOR NIGER DELTA DEVELOPMENT

In 2015, PIND worked with partners to hold three different editions of the Niger Delta Development Forum (NDDF) in Washington D.C, London and Nigeria respectively.

  • NDLink
  • NDLINK DEVELOPMENT MAP
  • INCREASING VISIBILITY AND FUNDING ATTENTION THROUGH SKILLFUL REPORTING: MIND AFRICA'S STORY
  • Niger Delta Development Forum
  • Social Media Week
  • NDDF 2015 Asaba Post Event Documentary

  • As a result of the training, we have attracted donors since last year, and we get good responses from them. Because we put our reports online, so we don’t always have to introduce ourselves.
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    Olere IIuebbeyExecutive Director - MindAfrica

IMPROVING ACCESS TO WATER,
SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)

Our success in WASH in the last five years has attracted additional funding from donors and private sector for us to provide technical and project management support to their WASH projects and programs

  • MAKING CLEAN WATER ACCESSIBLE THROUGH PEACEBUILDING: CIEPD'S STORY
  • WASH
  • Our ATED Project Manager on the importance of peace building in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs

  • PIND helped to bring co-ordination to the entire program, as well as quality control. The Foundation was also able to work with the NGOs in areas where they had issues and helped to manage relationships. We at CIEPD also took away some things we want to bring into our work from PIND, like the ‘Do No Harm’ concept. We will be using that tool going forward
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    Niyi LawalExecutive Director - CIEPD

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR DEMONSTRATION
OF APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES

A disastrously warming climate, coupled with dwindling energy resources, has created a situation where it is increasingly necessary to adopt energy efficient technologies and renewable power sources and we set an example with a 75% energy reduction on the ATED Centre building

  • CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR DEMONSTRATION OF APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES
  • PROMOTING CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS THROUGH GREEN BUILDINGS: PROF.PETER ODJUGBO'S STORY
  • ATED Launch

  • PIND’s ATED Centre is the first attempt that I know of to promote environmental responsibility through building in Nigeria.
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    Prof. Peter OdjuboProfessor - University of Benin

POWER INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Our 2015-2019 strategic plan puts the development of programs to stimulate access to power and other utilities critical to pro-poor development at the heart of the next phase of PIND’s enabling environment work

GOING FORWARD: THE NEXT 5 YEARS OF SYSTEMIC CHANGE

A Passionate and Committed Leadership and Staff

The IGD impact assessment attributed PIND’s success in the last five years to strong organizational DNA built through excellent governance and strong leadership and powered by extremely passionate and committed staff. We are proud to present and celebrate our winning leadership and team and say a big THANK YOU, including those who have moved on to other pursuits within the period

2015 Board of Trustees

Chairman and Managing Director of Chevron Nigeria Limitied
Clay Neff has been Managing Director for the Nigeria Mid-Africa Business Unit for Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production Company since July 2014. Mr. Neff is based in Read More
Clay NeffChairman and Managing Director of Chevron Nigeria Limitied

Clay Neff has been Managing Director for the Nigeria Mid-Africa Business Unit for Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production Company since July 2014. Mr. Neff is based in Lagos, Nigeria and is responsible for Chevron’s upstream operations in Nigeria and West Africa. Mr. Neff received his Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1984. He joined Chevron the following year as a Drilling Engineer and since then has held numerous engineering, operations, commercial and management positions of increasing responsibility in multiple locations in the United States, Angola and Nigeria. In addition to serving as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), Mr. Neff is also Chairman of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Founder/CEO Center for Development Support (CEDS)
Mina Margaret Ogbanga is an experienced community development specialist who has founded and managed the Center for Development Support Initiatives (CEDSI Nigeria), an institution that promotes good governance and sustainable Read More
Mina Margaret OgbangaFounder/CEO Center for Development Support (CEDS)

Mina Margaret Ogbanga is an experienced community development specialist who has founded and managed the Center for Development Support Initiatives (CEDSI Nigeria), an institution that promotes good governance and sustainable development in rural communities. She also serves as member of the Board of Trustees of the Rivers Community Development Foundation. Mina holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Medical Sciences and a master’s degree from Cambridge University.

Managing Director/CEO, New Nigeria Foundation
Professor Obafemi Ajibola has an extensive career in academia, research and consulting. He is a Professor of Agricultural Engineering, a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, a Fellow of Read More
Obafemi AjibolaManaging Director/CEO, New Nigeria Foundation

Professor Obafemi Ajibola has an extensive career in academia, research and consulting. He is a Professor of Agricultural Engineering, a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering and a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Obafemi Awolowo University at Ile-Ife. He now heads the New Nigeria Foundation, a non-profit non-governmental organization that emphasizes the development needs of the country and the resultant empowerment of its citizens. Professor Ajibola holds master’s and postdoctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin.

Executive Director
Experienced in both conflict management and in business, Sam Ogbemi Daibo serves as the PIND Foundation’s Executive Director. Previously, he acted as Plantation Manager for KB Rubber Industries and as Read More
Sam Ogbemi DaiboExecutive Director

Experienced in both conflict management and in business, Sam Ogbemi Daibo serves as the PIND Foundation’s Executive Director. Previously, he acted as Plantation Manager for KB Rubber Industries and as Sales Manager for Procter & Gamble. An associate member of the Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators, Daibo has received extensive training in negotiation, consensus building, and designing financial systems for the poor. Until his move to PIND, he was Chevron’s Community Engagement Coordinator, West. In this capacity, Daibo implemented community development projects and evaluated government agreements with participating groups and other stakeholders. Daibo holds a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and a Master of Business Administration

MD/CEO, Chanelle Microfinance Bank
Anire Celey-Okogun brings nearly 20 years of experience as a retail banker to her role at Chanelle Microfinance Bank, where she is responsible for over 8,000 small and medium-sized depositors. Read More
Anire Celey-OkogunMD/CEO, Chanelle Microfinance Bank

Anire Celey-Okogun brings nearly 20 years of experience as a retail banker to her role at Chanelle Microfinance Bank, where she is responsible for over 8,000 small and medium-sized depositors. Okogun serves as member of the National Association of Microfinance Banks, the Nigerian Bar Association, and the International Bar Association. She holds a law degree and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos.

Development and Community/ Public Health Expert
Okoro is a Development and Community/Public Health Expert with 33 years of experience in programme design, development, planning and management within the United Nations system, and currently at the senior Read More
Jones Itomba OkoroDevelopment and Community/ Public Health Expert

Okoro is a Development and Community/Public Health Expert with 33 years of experience in programme design, development, planning and management within the United Nations system, and currently at the senior international professionals’ category. I have extensive experience at national and international levels in development programmes (in Sub-Saharan and North Africa, Middle East and Asia), including, water, sanitation and hygiene, integrated community health development, nutrition, communication for development, immunization and epidemiology. An ardent believer in team work, he had led at Country and Field office levels in UNICEF to both international and national staff team members in the management of UNICEF supported programmes to achieve incredible results. He has vast experience in working with, and negotiating on behalf of marginalized populations with top level government, UN, NGO partners and donors, in both regular and complex emergency situations, including leading the team that achieved polio eradication in Bihar state of India.

Director Nigeria National Petroleum Corpration/ Chevron Nigeria Joint Venture
Ezekiel Olasupo ShadiyaDirector Nigeria National Petroleum Corpration/ Chevron Nigeria Joint Venture

2015 Leadership Team

Executive Director
Experienced in both conflict management and in business, Sam Ogbemi Daibo serves as the PIND Foundation’s Executive Director. Previously, he acted as Plantation Manager for KB Rubber Industries and as Read More
Sam Ogbemi DaiboExecutive Director

Experienced in both conflict management and in business, Sam Ogbemi Daibo serves as the PIND Foundation’s Executive Director. Previously, he acted as Plantation Manager for KB Rubber Industries and as Sales Manager for Procter & Gamble. An associate member of the Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators, Daibo has received extensive training in negotiation, consensus building, and designing financial systems for the poor. Until his move to PIND, he was Chevron’s Community Engagement Coordinator, West. In this capacity, Daibo implemented community development projects and evaluated government agreements with participating groups and other stakeholders. Daibo holds a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and a Master of Business Administration

Program Director
Dara is a seasoned socio-economist with over 30 years’ multi-layered professional experience across national, regional and private voluntary institutions within the agricultural and rural sectors of Nigeria. Specializing in agricultural Read More
Dr. Dara AkalaProgram Director

Dara is a seasoned socio-economist with over 30 years’ multi-layered professional experience across national, regional and private voluntary institutions within the agricultural and rural sectors of Nigeria. Specializing in agricultural and enterprise development as well as monitoring and evaluation, his expertise spans the interrelated fields of governance, poverty reduction and sustainable development. Prior to PIND, Dara worked with Living Earth Foundation (LEF) in the United Kingdom where he provided support to African programs and established the Nigerian affiliate of LEF, the EC/FGN funded micro projects program in 3 states (MPP3) of the Niger Delta. He was also a Program Manager at TechnoServe/Nigeria where he was responsible for managing a program of assistance to increase the productivity and income of agribusinesses in the Southern region of Nigeria, as well as capacity building assistance to Community Development Associations. He has deep knowledge of agricultural policies and programs in Nigeria as well as leveraging funding from bilateral and multilateral development assistance agencies through his work at the Agricultural & Rural Management Training Institute and the Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority. A flexible and resourceful team player, he has a passion for creating and nurturing tri-sector partnerships between government, business, and civil society to foster sustainable development initiatives.

Field Projects Manager
ylvester is a professional in enterprise development with deep focus on small & medium scale enterprises, value chains and market access development. He comes with over 24 years cognate experience Read More
Sylvester OkohField Projects Manager

ylvester is a professional in enterprise development with deep focus on small & medium scale enterprises, value chains and market access development. He comes with over 24 years cognate experience in agriculture and rural development, project finance, micro credit, training and capacity building, organizational and sustainable development. Sylvester holds an MBA (Finance) degree from the Delta State University, a B.Sc. Accounting degree from Meerut University, India and is a Fellow of the Association of Business Specialists & Entrepreneurs. Prior to PIND, Sylvester was Manager, Enterprise/Business Development, Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA). He has also worked with The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nig Ltd (SPDC), and TechnoServe/Nigeria, an international development organization that works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive businesses. He has passion for the poor and believes in adding value to life.

Capacity Building Program Manager
Bosede brings over 20 years of project management and media experience to her role as Strategic Programs Manager for the PIND Foundation. Previously, she worked as the Senior Civil Society Read More
Bose EitokpahCapacity Building Program Manager

Bosede brings over 20 years of project management and media experience to her role as Strategic Programs Manager for the PIND Foundation. Previously, she worked as the Senior Civil Society and Media Program Manager for the Peace and Democratic Governance Office, of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Nigeria. At USAID, she designed and managed civil society, trafficking in persons and media programs and served in technical committees at both national and regional levels. As Senior Project Officer for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Eitokpah developed and managed programs in the areas of media, women’s rights, environment, civil society, and labor relations. Before joining the FES, she was the Deputy Woman Editor of the Daily Times Newspaper. Eitokpah has bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication as well as master’s degrees in Mass Communication and Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, respectively.

Market Development Program manager
Before joining PIND, James worked as Program Manager of the DFID Growth & Employment in the States (GEMS1) project. Prior to that, he was a Catalytic Intervention Manager at the Read More
James ElekwachiMarket Development Program manager
Before joining PIND, James worked as Program Manager of the DFID Growth & Employment in the States (GEMS1) project. Prior to that, he was a Catalytic Intervention Manager at the DFID PrOpCom project, having successfully completed his initial role as Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist. James also worked as the Business Development Services (BDS) Fund Manager and Value Chain Expert for the $32 Million World Bank Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) Project, and as SME Advisor, under the IFC-funded Support and Training Entrepreneurship Program (STEP). James received an M.Sc. in International Development (Development Finance) from the University of Manchester as a recipient of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship, and is experienced in applying the ‘Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P)’ methodology for pro-poor growth.
Procurement Support Services Manager
Joshua is the Project Support Services Manager for PIND as part of Project Support Services (short and long term expertise in procurement, grants management, project accounting and other operational services) Read More
Joshua SamsonProcurement Support Services Manager

Joshua is the Project Support Services Manager for PIND as part of Project Support Services (short and long term expertise in procurement, grants management, project accounting and other operational services) being provided by Crown Agents to PIND Foundation. Joshua is from Benue State and has a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Education, and an MA in Human Resources Development.

Finance and Administration Manager
Olayinka is a finance professional with several years of progressive experience in various sectors. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University, and is a member Read More
Olayinka AnyachukwuFinance and Administration Manager
Olayinka is a finance professional with several years of progressive experience in various sectors. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University, and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). She has participated in several training courses conducted by a number of institutions, including the Harvard Business School. In 2010, she was honored with the ACCA award for outstanding contribution. Olayinka has undertaken several consulting assignments around the country, from conducting financial management reviews to implementing computerized accounting systems for several companies. She has also worked in one of Nigeria’s biggest banks and managed the accounting functions at a major embassy to exacting standards.
Appropriate Technology Enabled Development (ATED) Project Manager
Nancy spent the first part of her career practising law in Ontario and New Brunswick, focusing primarily on child-related matters, and mediation. She left the practice of law to start Read More
Nancy GilbertAppropriate Technology Enabled Development (ATED) Project Manager

Nancy spent the first part of her career practising law in Ontario and New Brunswick, focusing primarily on child-related matters, and mediation. She left the practice of law to start an advertising agency,  which grew to fifty plus staff handling national and international clients. During this time Nancy joined her local Rotary club, and this opened a whole new world  – leadership development, travel, an international network of friends and colleagues, and a passion for development work, specifically water and sanitation. Shifting to the non-profit world Nancy has held a variety of director level positions as her interest in WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene education) grew. Nancy serves on the Board of Wasrag (Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group) and is co-chair of the upcoming Wasrag World Water Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, June 2013.  Her doctoral focus is on how community engagement and micro-enterprise can best come together to significantly improve sanitation in the developing world.

Knowledge Systems Manager
With over 10 years of experience in development communications, corporate communications and knowledge management, “Chichi” brings to PIND her track record of success in building and managing teams that use Read More
Chichi Nnoham-OnyejekweKnowledge Systems Manager
With over 10 years of experience in development communications, corporate communications and knowledge management, “Chichi” brings to PIND her track record of success in building and managing teams that use highly effective media communications to drive social development. She joins PIND from the DFID-Funded PATHS 2 Program where, as Communication Advisor, she was responsible for developing and leading the implementation of an integrated communication strategy. Prior to PATHS2, she was the Acting Country Director of the BBC World Service Trust Nigeria with overall management responsibility for the Trust’s team in Nigeria, while ensuring its initiatives were delivered to agreed standards, timescales and budgets. Chichi is currently rounding up her Master of Business Administration with the University of Liverpool. She holds a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Lagos, a Certificate in Strategies for Optimizing Corporate Communication Skills from the Pan-African University, a Certificate in Developing and Implementing Knowledge Management Strategy from the Centre for African Studies (CAFS) and has attended several professional trainings both in and outside Nigeria.
Advocacy Program Manager
Ese comes to PIND with over 12 years of experience as a human rights activist, civic mobilization trainer, knowledge management and community of practice (CoP) specialist. Prior to PIND, she Read More
Ese EmerhiAdvocacy Program Manager

Ese comes to PIND with over 12 years of experience as a human rights activist, civic mobilization trainer, knowledge management and community of practice (CoP) specialist. Prior to PIND, she worked as a knowledge management consultant and CoP Manager at The World Bank Institute where she was responsible for working closely with over 50 clients to develop more effective communities of practice for their business needs. She has worked with such organizations as Amnesty International USA, Freedom House, Independent Sector, as well as numerous U.S. state and national political campaigns. She previously served as Vice Chair for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (U.S.), board member for the Washington Peace Center (U.S.), and strategist for Education for Hope (Sierra Leone). She is currently volunteering as an organizational development strategist for Vote or Quench. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from The Ohio State University and has attended several professional trainings in the U.S. and is the founder of Ihreme Consulting.

Field Operations Manager
A lawyer in the UK and Nigeria with over 20 years experience in the legal field. She has been an employer, having managed Law offices and employees. She comes to Read More
Florence AgbejuleField Operations Manager

A lawyer in the UK and Nigeria with over 20 years experience in the legal field. She has been an employer, having managed Law offices and employees. She comes to PIND from her position as Human Resource Manager in an Oil & Gas Energy Sector. She plays active role in Voluntary organizations, having participated in various organizations such as Rights of Women UK – working to attain justice & Equality by informing, educating and empowering women on their legal rights. Law Centres – working in local communities providing free legal advice and assistance for the under privileged. Florence is also trained as an International Standard Organization (ISO) internal auditor. She holds a Law Degree and Diploma in Office Management. She is passionate about employee relations, upholding justice, advancing equality and community development

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Sola Afolayan She holds a BA degree in Linguistics from the University of Ibadan and a MA degree in Human Resources and Knowledge from Lancaster University, UK. She came to Read More
Sola AfolayanPlanning, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Sola Afolayan She holds a BA degree in Linguistics from the University of Ibadan and a MA degree in Human Resources and Knowledge from Lancaster University, UK. She came to PIND with many years of experience in Monitoring and Evaluation having functioned as a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in Solar Nigeria Programme – A DFID funded project. She also worked as the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NAIF) – A DFID funded project managed by Adam Smith International. Prior to Sola’s work experience in NIAF, she worked with Growth and Employment in States (GEMS2) – A DFID funded project managed by Coffey International as the Monitoring and Evaluation Lead. She also worked in British Council for about 6 years managing over 50 projects funded by UKAid, World Bank, EU, British Council and Microsoft in 23 Sub-Saharan countries. Sola’s is experienced in using the Making Markets work for the Poor (M4P) approach which complies with the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development’s (DCED) standard for results measurement.

Team Members

Security Manager
Myke EkpeSecurity Manager
Deputy Field Operations Manager
Alice brings to PIND over 20 years’ post-qualification experience in Accounting and Auditing. She has worked as an Assistant Manager at Ernst & Young (Chartered Accountants) and a Finance and Read More
Alice ArogundadeDeputy Field Operations Manager
Alice brings to PIND over 20 years’ post-qualification experience in Accounting and Auditing. She has worked as an Assistant Manager at Ernst & Young (Chartered Accountants) and a Finance and Admin Manager at Living Earth Nigeria Foundation (Non-Governmental Organization). She also has experience in the oil and gas industry where she worked as a Finance Manager. Alice is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and an Accounting graduate of the Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos.
Peacebuilding Officer
Nkasi comes to PIND with lots of skills and expertise working in various communities in Rivers state, Bayelsa state and Delta state. He worked as a Legal Adviser to the Read More
Nkasi WoduPeacebuilding Officer

Nkasi comes to PIND with lots of skills and expertise working in various communities in Rivers state, Bayelsa state and Delta state. He worked as a Legal Adviser to the Sole Administrator /Communications Officer in Rivers State Environmental Sanitation Authority. Prior to that he worked as an Advocacy Officer in Academic Associates Peace Works and also as a Program Officer with the Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (IHRHL). He holds a LLB from Rivers State University of Technology and a B.L from the Nigerian Law School.

Business Linkages Program Officer
Precious is the Market Development Officer in charge of Business Linkages/Local Community Content Development. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria and a Read More
Precious AgbunnoBusiness Linkages Program Officer

Precious is the Market Development Officer in charge of Business Linkages/Local Community Content Development. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria and a Master’s with Distinction in International Finance and Economic Policy from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Before joining PIND, Precious was in the banking industry where he spent over eight years in diverse areas including operations, treasury, risk management and investment banking. He has strong interests in infrastructure financing and development economics with core competencies in economic and financial analysis

Aquaculture Program Officer
Misan is a very skilled professional with experience in marketing and business development in the banking and financial services industry spanning over a decade. He started his career as Business Read More
Misan Edema-SilloAquaculture Program Officer

Misan is a very skilled professional with experience in marketing and business development in the banking and financial services industry spanning over a decade. He started his career as Business Development Officer at a microfinance bank before becoming State Relationship Manager of a pension fund administrator, and, more recently, a Business Banking Relationship Manager with First city monument bank plc. He has also been involved in community development initiatives working with NGOs. Misan holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Benin, as well as a Master of Business Administration.

Water, Sanitation and Hygeine Program Coordinator
Timi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and Mining from the University of Jos, and a Master’s with Distinction in Water and Environmental Management from Loughborough University, United Read More
Doutimiye KiakubuWater, Sanitation and Hygeine Program Coordinator

Timi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and Mining from the University of Jos, and a Master’s with Distinction in Water and Environmental Management from Loughborough University, United Kingdom. Timi has over ten years experience in urban and rural water supply and sanitation programmes and projects in developing country context. He has served as the Program Manager for the UNICEF-Assisted Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) in Bayelsa State where he was an Assistant Chief Geologist with the State Ministry of Water Resources. He has also served as a Water Engineer with the Bayelsa State Capital City Development Authority, and a Technical Adviser to the Hon. Commissioner for Water Resources, Bayelsa State.

Program Coordinator -Value Chain Appropriate
Nabeel is a COREN registered Agricultural Engineer with over 13 years experience in Engineering Research and Teaching and holds a Doctorate Degree (Engineering) from Malaysia. Prior to joining PIND, he worked with the Read More
Nabeel AdeyemiProgram Coordinator -Value Chain Appropriate

Nabeel is a COREN registered Agricultural Engineer with over 13 years experience in Engineering Research and Teaching and holds a Doctorate Degree (Engineering) from Malaysia. Prior to joining PIND, he worked with the Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR). He was a recipient of the Netherlands Fellowship scholarship (NUFFIC) in 2004 and 2005 for Gender/Agriculture and Environmental Management programs respectively. His areas of specialization include Biological, Agricultural, Environmental Process Design/ Automation. He also has several publications in both local and international journals and serves as a reviewer for three international journals. Nabeel comes to PIND with a passion to use technology to reduce drudgery experienced in agricultural processing.

Market Development Officer
Faith comes to PIND as a Fresh graduate with a 1st class degree in Agriculture from Delta State University, Abraka. She worked for a few months in Songhai Farms as Read More
Faith Emmanuel SoyaMarket Development Officer
Faith comes to PIND as a Fresh graduate with a 1st class degree in Agriculture from Delta State University, Abraka. She worked for a few months in Songhai Farms as an intern and is a graduate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management
Partners for Peace Network Coordinator
Africas is joining PIND from the Ogbia Development Joint Foundation where he was the Project Coordinator. Prior to that, he was the Special Adviser on Special Projects, social media and Read More
Africas LawalPartners for Peace Network Coordinator
Africas is joining PIND from the Ogbia Development Joint Foundation where he was the Project Coordinator. Prior to that, he was the Special Adviser on Special Projects, social media and international matters in Ijaw Monitoring Group. Africas also worked as a Business Development Manager and a Photographer in Studio de Best, University of Lagos. He has diverse experience in peace-building and mediation on several projects. A grassroot  mobilizer,an enterprise incubator, He holds a B.Sc degree in Economics from the University of Portharcourt and an Ordinary National Diploma in Estate Management from the Yaba College of Technology.
Capacity Building Coordinator
David comes with over 14 years of pre and post-conflict peacebuilding, security sector reforms, and community security stabilization experience. He joins PIND from United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Read More
David UdofiaCapacity Building Coordinator

David comes with over 14 years of pre and post-conflict peacebuilding, security sector reforms, and community security stabilization experience. He joins PIND from United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) where, as Security Sector Reform Officer, he was responsible for building capacity of core, non-statutory and oversight security institutions in South Sudan on the nexus between security and sustainable peace and development. He also lectured as Assistant Professor at the Centre for Peace and Development Studies, University of Juba and a visiting instructor at the South Sudan National Defense Academic Centre on volunteer bases during the UN mission engagement. Previously, he served as Programme Coordinator with Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Initiatives (PEHI) in Nigeria where he operationalized multi-track diplomacy at grassroots in Akwa Ibom State. He holds PhD and master degrees in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan, Master in Public and Development Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Political Science from University of Calabar, Nigeria.

Administrative Officer
Ifeyinwa comes to PIND with over ten years’ experience in Administration, Logistics and Operations Management. Prior to joining PIND, she worked for over 5 years as National Logistician for the Read More
Ifeyinwa NwosuAdministrative Officer

Ifeyinwa comes to PIND with over ten years’ experience in Administration, Logistics and Operations Management. Prior to joining PIND, she worked for over 5 years as National Logistician for the £50m DFID funded Support to National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP). In her span of experience in providing technical and administrative support services, she had worked with International and National organizations including Lawrie Green Education (now Preparations For Life, UK), Nigerland Consults, Pan Ocean Oil Corporation and Ceetech Global Services West Africa.  With a B.Sc. degree in Cooperatives and Rural Development and a M.Sc. degree in Social Work (Community Development), Ifeyinwa brings qualitative administrative and logistics skill to PIND.

Executive Assistant
Eyiwunmi holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Lagos and a Master’s degree in human resources management from Middlesex University, London. She has 6 years varied Read More
Eyiwunmi AkapaExecutive Assistant

Eyiwunmi holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Lagos and a Master’s degree in human resources management from Middlesex University, London. She has 6 years varied administrative, human resources and customer service experience from the UK, UAE and Nigeria. Prior to joining PIND she worked as an Executive Assistant/ HR Officer in IPC Information Systems, London.

Finance Officer
Abdulghanniyu Ish’aq GarabaFinance Officer
Communications Officer
Saratu AbiolaCommunications Officer
Integrated Peace and Development Unit Research Coordinator
Afeno Super Odomovo is the new Integrated Peace and Development Unit Research Coordinator. He joins PIND from ‘Nigeria Watch’ where he worked as an Assistant Project Coordinator/Researcher. He also served Read More
Afeno OdomovoIntegrated Peace and Development Unit Research Coordinator

Afeno Super Odomovo is the new Integrated Peace and Development Unit Research Coordinator. He joins PIND from ‘Nigeria Watch’ where he worked as an Assistant Project Coordinator/Researcher. He also served as the Deputy Editor of ‘Fatality Trends’, a conflict bulletin of ‘Nigeria Watch’. Prior to working with ‘Nigeria Watch’, he worked at the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) as a Junior Research Fellow. He is a researcher with over five years experience in conflict analysis and security studies with publications in reputable international journals such as ‘Military and Strategic Affairs’ and ‘Conflict Trends’. He holds a B.Sc and M.Sc in Political Science from the University of Ibadan.

Procurement and Grants Officer
Adaora EzeokanaProcurement and Grants Officer
NDLink Content Coordinator
Dayo comes to PIND with about 6 years’ experience in the media industry. Though a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, his passion for the media Read More
Dayo IbitoyeNDLink Content Coordinator
Dayo comes to PIND with about 6 years’ experience in the media industry. Though a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, his passion for the media industry with particular interest in New Media is unparalleled. He’s a recipient of a few awards in New media and freelance journalism and a two-time winner of the Nigeria Blog Awards in Technology. Prior to joining PIND, Dayo has worked and freelanced for media organisations in Nigeria and abroad. He has also undergone mentorship training in journalism with the United Press International, Washington DC.
Administrative Officer
Baranaye holds a Master of Science in Sociology of Development and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology both from the University of Port Harcourt. She is a member of the Read More
Baranaye MarcusAdministrative Officer
Baranaye holds a Master of Science in Sociology of Development and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology both from the University of Port Harcourt. She is a member of the British Project Professional Society UK and also holds a diploma in Project Management from Global Project Management College UK. Just before joining PIND, she worked as Programme Officer at Search for Common Ground (SFCG) providing technical and field support in peace building, monitoring & evaluation, gender mainstreaming, and targeted writing for a European Union funded project ‘Tomorrow is a New Day’. She has in the past served in administrative capacities as Project Secretary to the Centre for Ethnic & Conflict Studies (CENTECS), University of Port Harcourt and later as Administrative Assistant. Her interests include reading, travelling, writing, photography and networking.
Project Accountant
Shadrack is the project Accountant for PIND as part of Project Support Services being provided by Crown Agents to PIND Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting Read More
Shardrack AnigboProject Accountant

Shadrack is the project Accountant for PIND as part of Project Support Services being provided by Crown Agents to PIND Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Prior to joining PIND, He worked with Africare, Nigeria as a project Accountant for the National Malaria Eradication Program, MCHP-FAP project funded by Chevron and served as the Finance Assistant for the CUBS Project funded by USAID. He also worked with Akhoms International Agency as a sales manager.

Media Hub Team Lead And Camera Operator
Oteheri is the producer at PIND’s production hub. She previously worked at The Reading Room – a private library in Warri – as a critical thinking and reading strategy facilitator, Read More
Oteheri OdjeniMedia Hub Team Lead And Camera Operator

Oteheri is the producer at PIND’s production hub. She previously worked at The Reading Room – a private library in Warri – as a critical thinking and reading strategy facilitator, and on media projects with Girl Hub Nigeria and Bridge to Markets 2. She served as a volunteer counselor with Africare Nigeria on their HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis project, and as a research assistant and copy editor on gender and education with Ishiro Multiservices. She is a graduate of biochemistry from the University of Port Harcourt.

IT Administrator
Bright is a B.Sc. holder in Electronics/Computer Engineering with over 15 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry, deploying enterprise solutions across multiple platforms. He also holds certifications in CCNA, Read More
Bright PeterIT Administrator

Bright is a B.Sc. holder in Electronics/Computer Engineering with over 15 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry, deploying enterprise solutions across multiple platforms. He also holds certifications in CCNA, MCSE (2000, 2003, and 2008), MCITP, and MCT.

ATED Coordinator
Andrew AduATED Coordinator
Project Accountant
Ayodeji is the Project Accountant for PIND as part of Project Support Services being provided by Crown Agents to PIND Foundation. Prior to joining PIND, he worked with Network on Read More
Ayodeji AkintolaProject Accountant

Ayodeji is the Project Accountant for PIND as part of Project Support Services being provided by Crown Agents to PIND Foundation. Prior to joining PIND, he worked with Network on Ethics/Human Right Law, HIV/AIDS (NELA) as the Senior Accountant under NECAIN project funded by USAID. He had also worked in both manufacturing and service sectors as Cost Accountant and Internal Auditor. Ayodeji holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Olabisi Onabanjo University and Master in Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

IT Administrator
Segun ElujobaIT Administrator
Impact Assessment Officer
John has over 10 years working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in projects within the Niger Delta. Prior to now, he worked as a Regional coordinator on USAID projects where Read More
Olufemi John OsuntokunImpact Assessment Officer

John has over 10 years working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in projects within the Niger Delta. Prior to now, he worked as a Regional coordinator on USAID projects where he manages portfolio of grants to local partners in the Niger Delta region. John holds a first degree in Information Technology, Executive Masters in Project Management and has attended numerous trainings

Media Hub Video Editor
Matthew is the editor at PIND’s production hub. He comes to PIND as a fresh graduate of the University of Abuja with a B.Sc. in Physics. As Assistant Editor and Read More
Matthew SmartMedia Hub Video Editor

Matthew is the editor at PIND’s production hub. He comes to PIND as a fresh graduate of the University of Abuja with a B.Sc. in Physics. As Assistant Editor and Production Assistant at Visual Flow Media Limited, Abuja he’s worked on a number of productions for the development sector. He has also produced music videos for a couple of well-known Nigerian artistes, and has done freelance editing for several media outfits in Abuja. Matthew has received intensive training in editing, cinematography, sound recording, production management, stagecraft and stage management. A young and enterprising individual, he can be considered an early bloomer in the Nigerian film-making industry

Production coordinator
Emmanuel is the Media Production Hub Team Leader. With interests in project management and development work, Emmanuel holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, and Read More
Emmanuel NwalaProduction coordinator
Emmanuel is the Media Production Hub Team Leader. With interests in project management and development work, Emmanuel holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, and a Diploma in Project Management from ALISON Education Center, Ireland. Before joining the PIND Foundation, Emmanuel worked in the Communications and Program units of Partnership for Transforming Health Systems II (PATHS2) program funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. He has undergone training in production management, cinematography and sound recording.
Administration Officer
Mirabel holds a bachelor’s degree in media and communication from Liverpool Hope University, UK and Lock Haven University Of Pennsylvania, USA. She has a 5 years wide-ranging personal assistant/Admin, customer Read More
Mirabel GbagboAdministration Officer

Mirabel holds a bachelor’s degree in media and communication from Liverpool Hope University, UK and Lock Haven University Of Pennsylvania, USA. She has a 5 years wide-ranging personal assistant/Admin, customer service and marketing experience from the UK and Nigeria. Prior to joining PIND, she just completed her national youth service where she tutored English Language at a private school in Benin-city.

Knowledge Management Trainee
Laju AkperiKnowledge Management Trainee
Capacity Building Trainee
Yemi holds a first degree in Sociology from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. She did her National Youth Service Corps program in 2010 – 2011 in Ogun State Read More
Yemi OmireCapacity Building Trainee

Yemi holds a first degree in Sociology from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. She did her National Youth Service Corps program in 2010 – 2011 in Ogun State and served in the office of then First lady of Ogun State, Yeye Olufunke Daniel.

Market Development Trainee
Tuoyo holds a B.Eng. degree in production Engineering from University of Benin. Prior to that, he obtained a National Diploma Certificate in Computer Engineering. He did his National Youth Service Read More
Blessing TuoyoMarket Development Trainee

Tuoyo holds a B.Eng. degree in production Engineering from University of Benin. Prior to that, he obtained a National Diploma Certificate in Computer Engineering. He did his National Youth Service Corp between 2011 – 2012 in Bayelsa State, and worked as a course instructor for Physics and Mathematics in a School. He also worked as a freelance enumerator with Coastal and Marine Areas Development Initiatives (CMADI) in conducting a peaceable livelihood assesment in Ubeji and Egbokodo itsekiri communities for PIND.

Market Development Trainee
Tosin IlawoleMarket Development Trainee
Media Hub Sound Technician
Emmanuel BraimohMedia Hub Sound Technician
Market Development Trainee
Blessing is a graduate of Marine Biology and, holds a Masters degree in Marine Pollution and Management both from the University of Lagos. Prior to joining PIND, she worked as Read More
Blessing Allen-AdebayoMarket Development Trainee
Blessing is a graduate of Marine Biology and, holds a Masters degree in Marine Pollution and Management both from the University of Lagos. Prior to joining PIND, she worked as a Creative Director at Harbbie`s Catering. She had also worked as a Line Manager at TaeWool Ltd where she was responsible for evaluating product output, designing production layout, directing and monitoring staff duties. After her National Youth Service assignment at Nigerian National Petroleum Company, she joined Pitter Patter Company as Sales Supervisor/Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer.
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