About Me: I am the executive director for the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), a non-governmental organization based in Lagos, Nigeria that works to strengthen organizations and create initiatives dedicated to the advancement of girls and women.

I am a gender and development consultant, feminist researcher and facilitator with experience of working with community based organizations in Africa. I have extensive experience in designing and implementing programmes on violence against women and girls and women in political participation.

I was the inaugural HOW fellow and the Global fund for Children 2009 International Fellow. I am on several boards including the chair board of directors for the African women millennium development initiative (AWOMI) and a global advisor for Imagining Ourselves and Rising Voices – an initiative of Vital Voices Global Partnership.

I have a Masters in development studies from the University of Leeds, UK, postgraduate diploma in management from the Leeds Metropolitan University and a Bachelor of Science in sociology from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

My Passions: I am passionate about Africa. I am passionate about girls and women's development, creating change in their lives. I am passionate about food, travel, music and making life-long connections.

My Challenges: So many things to deal with at one time.

My Vision for the Future: I see an Africa that utilizes all her resources - women, men (girls & boys) to ensure its development

My Areas of Expertise: Designing programmes for adolescent girls and women; monitoring and evaluation of programmes; proposal writing, fundraising

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Hello Amy, Welcome to World Pulse's Online Community! Thanks for this great introduction to yourself! What amazing accomplishments! Here you will find many women to connect with from all over the world who share your passion for African and determination to empower women and girls! Start networking! Cheers, Delphine

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