ROTIMI ABINA

Consultant in Lagos, Nigeria

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I am a Nigeria, a graduate of Economics (Second Class - Upper Division) from the University of Ado - Ekiti (Now Ekiti State University). I have experience in the areas of Management, Strategic Development, Research, NGO Management and Training (learning and execution) both locally and internationally. In addition I am an Associate Member of the Institute Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN), an Associate Member Microfinance Management Institute, Nigeria and also a registered member Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (Intermediate II).

My passion for social work, contributing to economic development and eradicating extreme poverty which is one of the Millennium Development Goals for Nigeria made me delved into development work. Over the years I have been able to implement and manage different programs in the NGO sector in the following three major thematic areas; Education, Disaster Risk Reduction and Public Policy Dialogue/Advocacy. My activities ranging from ICT for Schools, Mentorship program for Women, Partnership with the Cherie Blair Foundation, International Business Exchange and Networking; where Small and Medium Scale Female Entrepreneur engages in cross-border business networking and partnership within the African Continent

I have also worked on various disaster relief projects which include the supply of relief materials to victims of various disasters in the North-East and setting - up a rehabilitation/crisis and traumatic counseling centre. I was part of the team that organized an international conference/public dialogue on Education and Leadership in Nigeria where speakers were drawn from the World Bank, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States, African Leadership Academy South Africa and Mandela Institute for Development Studies amongst others. I have also engaged in monitoring and evaluating various programs to ensure the goals and objectives are met within the timeframe and available budget.

I have acquired experience in Training (Development, Learning & Execution), Research and Strategic Development; I have worked on several capacity development programs locally and internationally (Countries experience include; United Arab Emirate, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Gambia, Uganda, Namibia and South Africa). Worked on consultancy services on African Development Bank Projects in Oyo and Taraba States

With my background in Economics, I have prepared papers on Economic and dev