Mrs. Joyce Ejiro-Otive Igbuzor
Ejiro Joyce Otive-Igbuzor is the Managing Director of Emerald International Development Services (EIDS) Limited, Abuja, Nigeria where she manages a team of local and international, highly experienced and seasoned consultants all of whom have worked in the public sector, local and international NGOs and the United Nations. She also works part time as the Executive Director, Women Empowerment and Reproductive Health Centre (WERHC).
Ejiro previously worked as Country Director of the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) and as Gender and HIV/AIDS Programme Coordinator for Anglophone West Africa with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). Ejiro Joyce Otive-Igbuzor is the Board Chairperson of Women’s Rights and Health Project, (WRAHP).
Founder & Executive Director
Bose Ironsi is the founder and Executive Director of Women’s Rights and Health Project. She is an International Development Professional with over 25 Years’ experience in Training/Capacity Building, Human Rights Activism, Research, Counselling and Social Work. She holds a certificate in documentation of violence against women during armed conflict in ISIS-WICCE Uganda and a certificate in women and community development in Coady Institute Canada. She has a background in Nursing, Human Psychology, Social Work and Gender Development. Bose Ironsi is an alumni of the African Women Leadership Institute Ghana, Sexuality, Gender and Rights institute New York, USA. Bose has participated in both local and international spaces on development issues such as African CSO Delegate to the High Level Forum on AID Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, Mexico, Nairobi and Uganda.
Dr. (Mrs.) Hawa Biu
Dr. Hauwa Abdu Biu is an associate professor in the Department of Education University of Maiduguri, Borno state. An indigene of Biu local government area of Borno state. She obtained her Bsc in Education and MED (Curriculum and Instruction Science) degrees from the University of Maiduguri and a PhD in Educational administration, planning and curriculum development from Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya. A woman activist, Dr. Biu is a member of many organizations among which is the network for women’s studies in Nigeria Women’s Association of Maiduguri University and Nigerian Association of University Women. She is presently the Borno state coordinator of BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights.
Ojedele Rebecca is a creative writer, human rights activist and development worker with a vast experience. She started her social/development work early in life as a secondary school student. She served as a volunteer in Community Life Project, a grassroots-based non-governmental organization as a peer-educator and youth leader for six years; she was employed as a youth staff for two years in the organization. Ojedele Rebecca has attended various enriching local and international trainings and workshop programmes including the BBC World Service Trust workshop on Radio Coverage of HIV, titled: Meeting the HIV Challenge with Creative Programming (2009) and the Youth Technology Festival for Social Change by SIGI and WLP, Amman, Jordan (2009).
Dr. Edward Sowho
Dr. Edward is a trained Public Health Physician/Health consults with over 40years experience in the health and human development sector. His key areas of specialisation include planning and management of Healthcare services at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels; design, planning and implementation of new health care programmes and facilities; rural development with emphasis on water and sanitation and development of small scale enterprises. Dr. Edwards is passionate about improving the health and rights of women and young girls; he also contributes immensely in designing WRAHP’s programmes.
Roselyn has a Master’s Degrees in International Relations, Diplomacy and Strategic Studies and International Law and Diplomacy. She is currently a PhD student of Gender and Development Studies. She has over ten years’ experience in social and gender research, conducting baseline studies and evaluating projects. With 10 years working experience in NGO management at a senior level and working as women’s human rights advocate in Africa, she has expanded her competencies by participating in a number on training courses in Gender Auditing, Monitoring and Evaluation to include: Training in Project Management (Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) 2011, Training in Proposal Writing and Evaluation (Virginia Gilder sleeve International Fund) 2012 and Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Training (Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) 2012.
Gift Ekpudu-Iyamah is the account Officer in the Organisation. She is a graduate of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.