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
Ugonnanyere is an economist who is passionate about development with
specific interest in strategic communications in the development
sector. She has previously worked and volunteered with non-profits
like Junior Achievement Nigeria and WIMBIZ. Some of her previous work includes teaching marginalized young entrepreneurs financial skills, planning and executing empowerment programmes for young people.
Ugonnanyere believes that sustainable development can be achieved through gender equality and so she strives to contribute to sustainable development by advocating for gender equality through education and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Ugonnanyere holds a
Bachelor’s degree from University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
On days when she is not active in the development space, she can be found reading African fiction, exploring new dishes or expressing herself through creative writing.
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.
Chiderah is an innovative and enthusiastic SRHR advocate and development analyst who is also a very versatile entrepreneur. She is well versed with SRHR policies and has major interest in economic development and financial analysis with a demonstrated history of working in the public policy and private industry. She has a knack for budgetary and administrative management which has made her excel in her work.