Dr Olatunji is a lecturer at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, where he has been involved in Medical science education and research for over a decade. He bagged a Masters Degree in Physiology from the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos and also holds a Doctorate Degree in Physiology from the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin.Dr Olatunji is widely published in reputable scientific journals He is a member of several scientific societies. He is happily married with two children.
Mrs Joan Agah: Mrs. Joan Agha served as a Teacher and School Inspector with the Federal Ministry of Education. She was as an Administrative Manager with the Central Bank of Nigeria. She served in Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCO) and also as Editorial Services Adviser with Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC). She serves as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Joan Consulting. She is the Founder and President of Joan Agha Foundation. She is a Published Author, Motivational Speaker and a Certified Life Coach. Mrs Joan Agha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Benin and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos.
Ms Rhoda Robinson:Rhoda is a graduate of Human Physiology from the University of Ilorin. She has been working in the community development sector for over 6 years with women and girls in local communities to educate and support them in making healthier and safer choices, and providing for themselves. She is also the coordinator of the ‘Hands Up For HER’ Initiative, a program that promotes the Health, Empowerment, and Rights of girls in Africa. Rhoda is a member of the United Kingdom Department for International Development (UK DFID) Expert Advisory group on Women and Girls, an alumni of the US consulate CYIF fellowship, and a fellow of WISCAR (Women in Successful Careers), Nigeria and Incubator Africa.
Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin – Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin is the President, Women Arise for Change Initiative. She graduated in 1987 at the University of Ilorin where she got a BA.ED English and Education. She returned to the same school and bagged her M. Ed in Guidance and counseling and her Ph.D. (History and Policy of Education) in 1996. Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin has over 25years experience in human rights work in Nigeria. She cut her teeth in activism as the Secretary of Women in Nigeria (WIN), Kwara State from 1988 – 1991 and the Coordinator of Women in Nigeria (WIN), Kwara State branch 1991 – 1996; Chairperson, Rethink Nigeria (1987 – 1992) and Chairperson, Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, Kwara State branch (1990 – 1996). She was the General Secretary Campaign for Democracy (CD) from March 1996 – July 29, 2006 (10 years) when she became the President on July 29, 2006. She is also the Executive Director of the Institute of Human Rights and Democratic Studies, the President of Women Arise for Change Initiative; Chairman, Task Force of the Citizen Forum, Spokesperson, Coalition of Civil Society Organizations and President, Centre for Change in Community Development and Public Awareness(CDP).
Prof Babatunde Ajayi: Professor Babatunde Ajayi was born on 25th August, 1955 in Ijan Ekiti, Nigeria. He obtained his Diploma in Forestry at the school of Forestry Ibadan, PGD in Timber and Material Technology at High- Wycombe, UK in 1986, MSc in Forest Industries Technology at the University College of North Wales Bangor, UK in 1990 and a PhD in Wood Science and Bio-Composites Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Akure in 2000. He assumed the status of a Professor in 2010 and he is currently the Head of Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. He has published more than 50 papers in reputable local and international journals and presented papers at more than 33 conferences and professional meetings in North and South America, Asia, Australia, Africa etc. His area of research is the production of Bio-composites materials from wood and agricultural wastes.