Ms. Okonkwo is a development practitioner with over 10 years of experience in project management ranging from design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Her professional interests are in public policy analysis, political economy, institutional reform and public finance. Ms. Okonkwo has direct and relevant experience working on a variety of international and local development projects funded by DFID, USAID and the EU.
She has worked on critical engagements and understands the specific challenges that must be overcome to ensure successful project outcomes. Ms. Okonkwo worked as an Associate with African Access a developing consulting firm based in Abuja. She has also served as Grants Administrator/Manager at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs where she oversaw a portfolio of USAID and DFID funded projects.
After which she was engaged by the Coalitions for Change which is a DFID funded project to work as Technical adviser to the Constitutional Reforms Dialogue Mechanism – a coalition made up of professional groups and civil society organizations such as the Nigeria Bar Association, Nigeria Labour Congress, National Union of Journalists, Joint National Association of People Living with Disabilities and the Gender and Constitutional Reform Network.
Ms. Okonkwo currently works as an independent development consultant serving a broad of range of clients including government agencies, bi-lateral and multi-lateral development organizations. Ms. Okonkwo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics and Extension from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri in Imo state. She has also acquired the following globally recognized certifications: An Executive Masters certificate in Project Management and a Certificate in Participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation from Wageningen International, Netherlands
World Bank Group , CEO, Gigi’s Group of Companies Abuja
Mrs. Akaego Okoye
Mrs. Akaego Okoye, Director, Membership, Corporate Council on Africa, Washington DC
Akaego serves as CCA’s Director of Member Relations providing membership services to the organization’s member companies.
Before taking on the membership role, Akaego served as head of Legal and Corporate Affairs at EAN Aviation, a business aviation company which operates the first full service FBO and jet maintenance facility in Lagos, Nigeria. In helping to build the business, she served in various capacities including client relationship management, business development, event and conference management, and all legal aspects of the business.
Akaego obtained an LLB in Law from the University of Kent and LLM in International Commercial Law from University College London and is qualified to practice law in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
Manages and maintains the Mak Nisy factory office, including the monitoring of daily activities, general correspondence, postage, company documents filing, statement and reports. Very active in the creation and designing of new products, implementing marketing strategies, and managing it and improving quality on company products.
She is the face that delivers representation for Mak Nisy both nationally and internationally in events and workshops to showcase outcomes and secure funding through networking, negotiations and business meetings. While at this, she also creates and promotes effective partnerships and relationships between all staff levels throughout the office and company, allowing for progressive growth.
While she worked at the AMAC Area Council as the Consultant Technical Personnel, she participated in organizing advocacy visits with partners to policy makers in LGA’s and Community leaders to sensitize them about the net campaign and its benefits to their community. Providing technical support to field staff during campaigns, she was in charge of the communication team that developed communication materials used for campaigns in the communities; she also supported in capacity building for FCT campaign LCCN on implementation strategies for mass campaign to ensure adherence to National Guidelines and achieving set objectives for the campaign.
AS a Project Officer, Behavioural Change Communication and Prevention, she provided operational and technical guidance in the development of strategic guidance for the Global Fund round 8 projects in areas of BCC and malaria prevention. And she continues to provide capacity building in areas of Program management, behavioral change communication strategies in YGC Nigeria supported programs, MDGs and Election Advocacies.
Anuli Ola Olaniyi
Anuli Ola-Olaniyi is a CIPD certified Human Resource Professional and a qualified Prince 2 Practitioner in Project Management. Her qualifications were obtained in the United Kingdom where she studied and lived until her recent return to Nigeria. She has gained international working experiences for over a decade while working with London Stock Exchange, Barclays and Thomson Reuters as well as locally in Nigeria, working for Film house Limited and other notable companies. She has effectively recruited employees and delivered cutting edge training that has elevated people both in their professional and personal life. Anuli is a Deputy Managing Director of HM Ltd, An Executive Director of DV Solutions and plays a consultancy role to many female owned and run businesses.
Añuli believes women are strategizing to become empowered and rule the world alongside men. She founded HEIR Women Development, an enterprise created to support young women in capacity and skills building in career. She hosts the Hire ME Boot camp and CV Clinic, a skills building platform.
She is a speaker, facilitator and blogger. Añuli is also a mother and wife.