We are a small team of passionate young Nigerians with a wide range of development skills and experience. We are passionate about policymaking and of course our jollof rice. We look forward to working with you to inspire the next generation of policymakers.

Ebenezar Wikina

Founder/Team Lead

Ebenezar Wikina has over 12 years of experience working with more than 30 organizations in media, advocacy, public policy, youth development, biomimicry, and community organizing

Ebenezar is a World Economic Forum expert, Senior Category judge of the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, pioneer member of the Open Government Youth Collective, and former member of the British Council’s UK-Africa Youth Advisory Board.

His work has been recognized by the US Government through the Mandela Washington Fellowship. He’s also a Soundcity MVP Winner, NESG Bridge Fellow, Civic Hive Fellow, and GIJN Fellow. Ebenezar is an alumnus of the London School of Journalism, Harvard Kennedy School, and Stanford Center for Professional Development.

Comfort Onyaga

Policy Community Lead

Comfort Onyaga has cutting-edge experience in Market Systems Development. She is the Founder of Comfort Literacy Intervention & Capacity Enhancement (CLICE) Foundation which has implemented several interventions including the Market Development Program in the Niger Delta funded by the UK’s Department for International Development.

Comfort is a member of the USAID–Nigeria Global Food Security Strategy Stakeholder and other networks such as the African Growth Opportunity Act Civil Society Forum. In 2019, she won the Young Leaders Award in the Social Enterprise Category in recognition of her contribution to community impact by the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association and the U.S Embassy Abuja. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Calabar.

Kehinde Adebiyi

Policy Advocacy Lead

Kehinde Adebiyi is the Program Coordinator for the Millennium Campus Network, USA where he coordinates the Millennium Fellowship in helping over 1400 student leaders advance the SDGs. Kehinde holds a First-Class Bachelors’ degree in Microbiology from the Lagos State University and he is a recipient of numerous scholarships such as the Gani-Fawenhinmi, Jagal Foundation and Fidson Healthcare Scholarships. 

Kehinde is the Director of Campuses for SDGs-ACT Nigeria. He also served as the 2020 YouthLead Ambassadors Peer Advisor, bagged reputable awards such as the Union Rise Challenge award, SDGsACT Nigeria man of the year 2019, Millennium Fellows Hall of Fame, Hesselbein Fellowship etc. Kehinde is immensely passionate about Positive Youth Development. 

Oteheri Akinruntan

Policy Literacy Lead

Oteheri Akinruntan is the Advocacy Coordinator at the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) where she supports advocacy, research, and engagement activities at the national, state and local government levels.

She has previously served as the producer at PIND’s Media Production hub and worked at The Reading Room – a private library in Warri – as a critical thinking and reading strategy facilitator. Oteheri has worked 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.

Chimdi Chukwukere

Policy Dialogue Lead

Chimdi Chukwukere holds a bachelor’s of Arts degree in History and International Relations from Paul University, Awka, Nigeria. He is currently a master’s degree candidate in diplomacy and International Relations at the School of Diplomacy, Seton Hall University, New Jersey, US.

Chimdi’s passion is to contribute to making Nigeria a better country and Africa, a developed continent with equal and inclusive opportunities for all. In 2019, he founded an online mentorship group in Nigeria called We-opportunities, where he conducts webinars and shares educational and professional development opportunities to over 300 Nigeria youth. His goal is to provide the underprivileged youth with access to global opportunities through small-unit virtual mentorship groups on Telegram, Facebook, and WhatsApp

Oseni Oluwatobi Timothy

Policy Ideation Lead

Oseni Oluwatobi Timothy is a technology evangelist and full-stack software developer. He has led digital skills initiatives in all 36 States of Nigeria including the FCT in projects with Microsoft, UNESCO training over 48,000 young Nigerians on the future of work while building solutions to solve problems.

He is most popular for Microsoft Nigeria’s #Code2Earn and his work during the UNESCO #YouthMobile. Oluwatobi is a digital expert with a passion for the growth of small businesses one which has seen him train hundreds of SMEs on digital growth with the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry. His work has earned him a mention on the Huffington Post and Nigerian bulletin.

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