Nnamdi Eseme is an academic, gender expert and a global voice in advancing gender equality by engaging men and boys in the global south. With over 8 years work experience in not-for-profit consultancy and development, he currently serves as the senior technical advisor for YNCSD, driving programmes on improving the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. His experience also spans across the media, academia, managing multi-country programmes in supporting gender transformative education in vulnerable settings in West Africa and leading key interventions in post-Ebola settings such as Sierra Leone in Africa.
Bold and radically challenging patriarchy of all forms, his strong advocacy skills have influenced policy change both locally and at regional level. As an organisational builder, Nnamdi has led the formation of several social start-ups across Africa and continues to serve as a leading changemaker in galvanising youth voices to speak for issues affecting them
Raymond Ukwa is a sustainable development advocate, working on issues of women and girls advocating for the elimination of harmful traditional practices and gender-based violence. He served as a country ambassador of the Girl Generation and an SMA at the UNICEF/UNFPA joint program on FGM/C abandonment in Nigeria (endcuttinggirls). He currently serves as Community Engagement Manager for Youth Network for Community and Sustainable Development. He has several awards and nominations including the United Nations SUTA
Olachi Peace Ojimadu
Olachi Peace Ojimadu is a vocal youth activist and entrepreneur from Nigeria, who has, since the last five years, been actively working to promote sexual and reproductive health and to influence social change critical to ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria. She is an International Exchange Alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). She was also the First Runner Up for the premier Edition of the Frown Awards organised by UNICEF/UNFPA Joint Programme on FGM abandonment.
Ola believes in empowering communities to develop and achieve their vision for the future
Olive has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Covenant University, Nigeria and started off her career in real estate. She joined YNCSD in 2019 after volunteering for a few months on an education project.
She is passionate about the intersection between cultural practices and SRHR, quality education, gender issues and the right use of language.
Outside the office, you can find Olive exploring new food spots and taking pictures.
Udodi Stanley Onwuamah
Stanley is a women and girl’s rights advocate, and has spent years working to advance their sexual and reproductive rights. He openly advocates family planning and stands against forced and early marriage.
He currently serves as the Technical Assistant with YNCSD where he helps the development of official documents and position statements.
Stanley considers himself an active gamer, and in his spare time, likes to collate interesting pictures and play football.
Daniel Adams is a graduate of Environmental Science and Resource Management with over 6 years of work experience in advocacy and programming for sexual and reproductive health and rights issues and gender-based violence affecting key populations in Nigeria.
He has worked on various levels of project implementation ranging from being a volunteer, data collector, outreach coordinator, admin assistant, palliative care provider for people living with HIV/AIDS and programme officer on several projects with renowned bodies like NACA, Society for Family Health, ICCWA and IHVN. He currently works with the Technical Team of YNCSD as the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer.
Daniel aims to create an open society where everyone, irrespective of social class, gender identity and sexual orientation or HIV status can have easy access to sexual and reproductive health care with no benefits withheld.
Rahimat Suleiman is a conflict resolution enthusiast and a passionate change agent. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Performing Arts from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She also has a master’s in Peace and Conflict Management from the same university. Rahimat has a passion for community development as it is her belief that sustainable development is only possible when community members collectively take actions in solving social issues. She is an advocate for gender equality and a peaceful and tolerable Nigeria.
Rahimat has been involved in a series of community development projects which involved settling disputes among communities in Kaduna state, creating awareness on societal issues and promoting Comprehensive Sexual Education. She has been an active volunteer and works with YNCSD as a State Advocacy Assistant.
Her hobbies are cooking, reading novels, cycling and socialising with friends
Suliat Oladokun is a public health expert with a passion for infusing innovation into the public health space. She is a creative, result driven, resilient and focused public health practitioner with 3 years of experience in advocacy, communications, program planning, design, implementation, management, as well as health promotion and education. Her pursuit for positive impact in the Sexual and Reproductive Health issues led her to working actively in the communities to facilitate projects involving underserved and vulnerable women and girls.
Suliat enjoys active volunteering and is currently with YNCSD as a State Advocacy Assistant. She is keen on public health research, data collection, analysis, reporting, advocacy, policy development and analysis.
She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from the prestigious University of Ibadan and a postgraduate degree in Health Policy and Management (Public Health) from the University of Ibadan