Meet our dedicated team members who ensure that we have a responsive organization that promotes strong awareness across our communities.
Barr. Omowumi Ogunrotimi
Omowumi Ogunrotimi is a multi-disciplinary legal practitioner with academic trajectory in
gender & development studies and demonstrated experience in policy influencing and advocacy,
gender-based violence prevention programming and community mobilization. She is the Lead
Director of Gender Mobile Counseling Initiative. She has spent the most part of the last 4 years
programming on school-related gender-based violence and continues to advocate for safe spaces
for vulnerable women and girls.
Her work has earned her laurels such as the 2021 outstanding personality award on gender advocacy, 2020 Leap Africa Social Innovator Fellow in West Africa, the 2020 Winner of the 1000 Entrepreneurship Challenge, Africa-France Summit, the 2020 NGO of the year Achievers Award, the 2019 Goalkeepers Event Nominee, New York, the 2019 World Justice Challenge Honoree, Netherlands, the only West African recipient of the Commonwealth Award of excellence in development work during the 2018 CHOGM in the United Kingdom, Winner of the 2018 Spindle Public Innovation award, Netherlands, the 2018 JCI Ten outstanding young persons of Nigeria Honoree, the 2018 YHER Accelerator winner, South Africa, 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Leadership Awards on Human Rights, Nigeria and the 2017 Top Ten Gender Justice activist by Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, South Africa.
Janet Data Halliday
Director of Research and partnerships
Janet Halliday is a public health expert with deep understanding and experience in technical,
research and programmatic support for improved public health access and services. She is
interested in empowering adolescents and young people, women, and girls by building their
capacity to use their authentic voices. She has a vast experience in conducting research that
informs policy, scale up interventions, and guides program implementation.
She holds a Master of Public Health degree from KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands and a Master’s degree in Project Management from the Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria. She is an Orange Knowledge Scholar, alumni of the Johnson & Johnson Management Development Institute for Health Leaders and also a certified counsellor on HIV/AIDS.
Eno Ekpo is a Senior Investigation Officer with the National Human Rights Commission,
Nigeria seconded to Gender Mobile Counseling Initiative. She currently serves as Programs
Manager at Gender Mobile Initiative, leading the programmatic interventions of Gender Mobile
Initiative including the Campus Safety Initiative in Tertiary Institutions across Nigeria and
facilitating capacity building and peer mentoring of young people on our Adolescent Hub
Program. She drives the organization’s survivor-centered Service Delivery programming that
provides emergency response services such as hands-on trauma-counselling services, legal aid
and other referral services on a need basis to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.
Eno Ekpo is a gender rights advocate and researcher with avid interest in gender justice, sustainable development, policy advocacy and community mobilization. She is laser-focused on advancing positive systems-change and promoting gender mainstreaming to accelerate gender equality.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in Sociology and is a certified Project Management Professional. She is an Alumna of the Human Rights and Democratization in Africa Masters Program of the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Sarah Egbo is a gender and technology expert who adopts an intersectional approach at the core
of education, technology, youth, community service, gender and development. She was recently
selected as the youth representative on the panel of the Nigeria Youth Future Fund Launch by the
Ford Foundation and Mar Arthur Foundation.
In 2017, she lobbied government officials, Secondary school staff and community leaders to execute the ‘Queen Amina Initiative’ aimed at addressing gender inequality in digital access, an effort that culminated in the provision of computer facilities for secondary schools and training of over 500 students and staff at an all-girls school in Zamfara state, Nigeria. This feat earned her a state Award for the ’Best Youth Corps Member’ under the National Youth Service Corps Scheme.
Sarah Egbo holds a first class in Information Resource Management from Babcock University, Ogun, Nigeria and a Master’s degree in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom. She is also 2018/ 2019 Alumna of the British Chevening Scholarships, a Masters degree Scholarship awarded to social change makers with an excellent academic performance.
Ekiti State Lead
Blessing Omotunde is a passionate advocate for community service and social reforms in
Nigeria. She was recently awarded for the Best Use of Twitter in Ekiti State on Gender-Based
Violence. This feat also earned her a fellowship at the Margaret Ekpo Youth Fellowship for
young feminists in Nigeria and her recognition as an Ekiti State SDG 5 Advocate.
Ms. Omotunde holds a Bachelor Degree in Microbiology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Gender and Development Studies and a Master in View in Social Work from Ekiti State University, Nigeria.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability Lead
Richard Oladipo is a social development professional with over seven years of experience. He
has designed and implemented monitoring and evaluation systems for several donor-funded
projects across diverse thematic areas, including public health, education, adolescent and gender
programming, financial literacy, clean and green energy, service delivery, sustainability
planning, and public policy and advocacy. Exploring a professional niche in research,
monitoring, and evaluation, he leverages adaptive management tools for evidence-influenced and
Richard holds a Master’s in Development Practice from the University of Ibadan and has completed the Global Classroom – Foundations in Sustainable Development Practice at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, USA. He is also a certified Project Manager, achieving the Project Management for Development Professionals (PMDPro) certification with the Association of Project Managers Group (APMG-International).