SALAMI A. TOLULOPE
Salami A.Tolulope (F) 25years : Is a young vibrant youth health advocate who hails from Lagos Island in Lagos state, Nigeria. She attained both primary and Secondary school Education in Lagos State. Also, obtained a National Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology from Lagos State Polytechnic Ikorodu, Lagos state and further proceeded to study Sociology from the Houdegbe North American University, Benin Republic where she bagged a B.sc in Sociology. Professionally she works as a Research /M&E Assistant Officer with EHRAAI in which she has been availed the opportunity to participate in capacity building sessions under the ECEWS/Global Fund for KP-led CSOs in Lagos State in which EHRAAI was involved.
AMOS ONYEYIRICHI FORTUNE
Fortune is a Registered Nurse (RN). Her great passion is bringing smiles and hope to the lives of those ones who face these life challenges.She helps her clients who include children, teenagers youth and adults get a better perception about life, so they can know themselves as being peaceful, whole and safe. As a nurse she has learned different approaches to helping different individual as no two persons have same approach. Her educational background include a registered nurse license with the nursing and midwifery council of Nigeria as well as an SSCE certificate from Topfield college Awodiora Lagos. She currently works with Dako Medical Centre and also volunteers with Dako Foundation for Rural Healthcare and Education (DFRHE).
ELIZABETH FUNMI OLADIPO
Elizabeth, aged 26, is a native of Oyo resident in Lagos. She holds a bachelors degree in Educational Administration from the University of Lagos. Elizabeth has a professional certificate in Project Management from the Chartered Institute of Project Management (CIPM). She is a volunteer with Youth Empowerment Development Initiative (YEDI) as a “Skillz Girls” coach. She is a member of the Young Mothers Empowerment Network (YouMEN). She is a trained youth advocate against the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and in this capacity worked with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Lagos Sub-Office in mentoring trained Anti-FGM champions in Lagos State. Elizabeth has served as a research assistant in a project titled “assessing the onset of menarche among young girls in secondary schools in Lagos State”. She has worked as a youth volunteer at the Hello Lagos Youth Friendly Center, Lagos Island. Through this, she has learnt the importance of young people to advocate for their sexual health and rights and have access to youth friendly services.
OLAYEMI TOSIN AKINPELU
Olayemi, 25 years old and a native of Ekiti State. She has a National Diploma from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos and is currently pursuing a Higher National Diploma in Environmental Biology from the same institution. A member of Young Africans Leadership Initiatives Network (YALI). Olayemi joined Youth Empowerment and Development Initiatives (YEDI) in 2014 as a SKILLZ Girl Volunteer Peer Educator, empowering girls with basic Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) using Social and Behavioural Change Communication model. She also volunteered for Hello Lagos Youth Friendly Centre where she was able to educate, motivate, counsel, and inspire young adults to achieve their goals while having fun. Through this work, she understands the importance of advocating sexual health and rights and equal access to quality sexuality education for adolescents. She became a full-time staff in 2017 as an M&E Assistant due to her commitment and passion for excellence. Through YEDI, she became a certified member of Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA) as an HTS Counsellor and Tester. Olayemi is a self-reliant and hardworking individual who is passionate about youth development in Nigeria.
DAVID EKPENYOUNG ITA
David hails from Cross River State Calabar in Nigeria. He is a graduate of Business Administration & Management. He has worked in Action for Community Development (ACD) a non-governmental organisation as a programme officer and also a finance administrative officer. He has received various training and also a USAID certified Monitoring & Evaluation (M & E) Officer. David has been involved in various projects implementation and also made impacts to people lives in various communities. He has worked through outreaches, skills acquisition programmes, peer sessions held. He is a certified volunteer for Carrington youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) through which he regularly joins in door to door health intervention for pregnant women on malaria and care givers of children below 5 years. Presently, he is the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&S) Officer with Centre for Health Intervention & Sustainable Development (CHISD), a non-governmental organization. David also works with orphans & Vulnerable Children in project called (OVC).
Olubiyi is a Sexual Health and Rights advocate with over 7 years experience in LGBT rights programming in Nigeria and experiences in capacity development for LGBT activists and organizations in Nigeria. He is engaged in LGBT rights related issues at the National, Regional human rights platforms. He has wide-ranging experience and knowledge on capacity development, community mobilization, economic empowerment, gender, human rights, sustainable development, public policy/advocacy , organization and project management. He has attended trainings on sexual health, Sexual orientation gender identity and expression. Olubiyi Oludipe many years of experiences has helped built a deep understanding on the need to enhance sexual health and human rights services for LGBT persons. He has key interest in the provision of a comprehensive and non-discriminatory sexual health services for men who have sex with men
Olubiyi Oludipe has been invited to speak at several human rights platforms highlighting the role of international community on LGBT rights advocacy. His currently the Executive Director Improved Sexual Health and Rights Advocacy Initiative (ISHRAI) a community led organisation for most at risk population/LGBTI in Nigeria.
AMOSU SEGUN TEMIDAYO
Segun, is a graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta where he studied chemistry. He is 25 years old, and a native
of Aradagun, Badagry in Lagos State. He is fair in complexion and the third child from a family of six. Presently, he is working with Access to Health and Right Development Initiatives. He is a fun loving person, always eager to learn, loves competition and loves team work.
EKPO GOD’SGIFT UDOH
God’sGift is a B.Sc holder in Biochemistry from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is a motivated and creative individual with two years of experience within HIV programming and Human Rights especially for Key populations and vulnerable groups (adolescents). He is also a trained paralegal with vast experience on Human Rights and had been able to document gender based violence cases and refer victims of abuse for psychosocial support and medical intervention (first aid treatment, PEP etc). He has good oral and written communication skill and a computer literate with good usage of desktop publishing packages. He is a hardworking, proactive, results and quality oriented individual. He also has a good analytical and problem solving skills, a critical thinker and a multitasker and can undertake in any research work as deem fit.
He has worked as a peer educator, a counselor tester an outreach coordinator and currently he is the programme officer for Improved Sexual Health and Rights Advocacy Initiative (ISHRAI) implementing for key populations on the IMHIPP project in alignment with the UNAIDS 90:90:90. He is based in Lagos state, Nigeria. He has attended series of workshops, conferences and trainings on HIV/AIDS, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Right, Human rights and on Inclusivity, Equality and Diversity.
EZEONYEKA TOCHUKWU FRANCIS
Tochukwu is an innovative and highly motivated young man. He is a B.sc holder in Applied Microbiology from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State (UNIZIK) and an active volunteer in some reputable Non Governmental Organisations. A well trained and experienced adherence counselor, also trained a Peer Educator Trainer (PET) on HIV prevention and adolescent reproductive health. Tochukwu is a dedicated and passionate HIV prevention, treatment, care and support advocate, who is also passionately working against the stigmatization and discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). His vision is driven by his passion for HIV treatment and prevention, by contributing his effort towards the total eradication of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Ezeonyeka has United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health Certificates on HIV Basic Biology, Epidemiology and Prevention and also on Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks for HIV/AID program.