THERESA OKPOKWU

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About Me

Theresa is passionate in ensuring that the vulnerable and discriminated have access to resources for both economic development and justice irrespective of their gender, sex, race, religion or creed. She is an advocate of women participation in decision making. She believes that women need to be more actively involve in social economic policies and implementation programs at all levels from community development programs to the highest level of governance. Theresa is an ardent believer in girls education.

MA Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
BSc Urban and Regional Planning
Professional Certificates: Gender Perspective in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations; International Humanitarian Law and Law of Armed Conflict; Preventing Violence against Women and Gender Inequality in Peacekeeping; Civil Military Coordination ; Community Driven Development; Advocacy and Citizen Engagement Understanding Terrorism and Terrorism Threat.

My Vision

Women's Peace Initiative in Nigeria. Women’s’ involvement as bridge builders and mediators in peace processes.

Needs

Expertise, Technical and Financial support for the start up of a Women's Peace Foundation.

Abilities

MA Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
BSc Urban and Regional Planning
Certificates:Gender, Peace, Advocacy & Community Development

Interests

Economic PowerEducationGender-based ViolenceGirlsHealthHuman RightsLeadership

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