Policy Alert: The Grassroots People Empowerment Foundation - Nigeria
Twitter : @Tijahbolt
I am a Nigerian development activist with over fifteen years experience working with governments, communities, civil society and international development agencies. I have worked with Gender and Development Action (GADA), one of Nigeria’s foremost gender-based non-profits, where I specialized on economic governance issues, and was founding National Coordinator of the Nigeria Gender and Trade Network, a civil society campaign pushing for gender justice in international trade and investments. I have had an extensive development research and consulting experience, working on pro-poor and governance research projects for government agencies and a wide range of local and international NGOs and development partners including the UNDP, DFID, the World Bank, Oxfam, Actionaid and the EU. At a time, I served as a member of the Steering Committee of Publish What You Pay (Nigeria) Campaign, the Nigeria chapter of the leading global movement on extractive sector transparency. Over the years, my work has traversed issues such as youth development, gender and women empowerment, trade, debt, budget advocacy, extractives, environment and resource justice. I am a prolific writer, and have spoken to scores of audiences in Africa and across the globe on development issues. During last year’s Global Summit, I co-organized a well attended panel session on “Extracting Openness in the Post-2015 Context: Linking the EITI to the OGP”. My current interest is in connecting sub-national fiscal reforms to local service delivery and sustainable livelihoods. I have been actively involved in Nigeria’s OGP effort and am currently the Head of Programmes at Policy Alert: The Grassroots People Empowerment Foundation.