Adeola is an Administrative Intern at Nourishing Africa. She assists in providing logistical support for travels, procurement, preparation for events, human resource support as well as other necessary administrative activities within the organization.
Adeola graduated from the University of Lagos, Nigeria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries
“If we cultivate the land to grow enough crops, humanity will not go hungry. If we want food to feed ourselves, we should support the farmer.”
As the Senior Software Developer, Chukwuemeka handles the development of software processes for the Nourishing Africa platform. Using the latest practices and standards he works with the ICT and Programs team to develop features and structures on the hub. Chukwuemeka has over 7 years of experience as a web and software developer, working with digital marketing agencies, communications technology companies and the agriculture industry.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Accountancy from American University of Nigeria, Yola and a Masters Degree in Information Systems from the University of Coventry. He is also a certified Web Foundations Associate from the Certified Internet Web Professionals.
"I'm passionate about contributing positively to solving problems using software and technology. This is at the centre of my work at Nourishing Africa.”
As a Membership intern in Nourishing Africa, Godsfavour assists the membership team sclaing membership and supporting current members on the Nourishing Africa Hub. She also ensure that members are updated regularly on the activities of Nourishing Africa as well as Financial and Capacity Building opportunities for their businesses. Godsfavour has previous experience interning at financial institutions and the oil sector.
Godsfavour holds a BSc in Banking and Finance from Covenant University, Ogun State and a PGD in Economics, Banking and Finance from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.
-"I am passionate about people and using my knowledge to help solve a problem. Nourishing Africa gives me the opportunity to help."
Henry is Nourishing Africa’s Communications Officer, a position he has held since joining the organization in September 2021. He manages the organization’s communication channels, including social media platforms, ensuring information flows freely between the organization and its internal and external audiences.
Henry is a communications professional with over 6 years of experience working in the profit and not- for-profit sectors. Prior to joining Nourishing Africa, he worked at Maandeeq Mental Health Without Boarders, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), M.P Shah Hospital, and Wananchi Group East Africa.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Public Relations from Moi University (Kenya) and a diploma in Journalism (Print Media) from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC), where he emerged the overall best graduating student in 2015. He is a full member of the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) and a student member of the Computer Society of Kenya (CSK).
“I am passionate about using new media to drive conversations around Africa’s agricultural sector, and enabling SMEs access the required resources to scale.”
As the Co-Founder and Co-CEO (ICT & Programs), Ify manages the creation and implementation of programs for Nourishing Africa. She also oversees the ICT, Partnerships and Governance for the organization.
Ify has international experience in gender, maternal and adolescent health and nutrition at The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Adolescent Health (WHO), Geneva; Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, London; and Girl Effect, Abuja. She previously served as the Research Officer at African Philanthropy Forum and the Gender Analyst for the Nigerian Dairy Development Project (NDDP) at Sahel. Ify has conducted field research and in-depth report analysis and writing; with a range of published and internal reports including PMNCH Partners’ Forum Report, NDDP Baseline Study, Toolkit for African Philanthropists Vol. 2 and most recently co-authored a chapter titled “The Influence of Religion on the Empowerment and Economic Mobility of Smallholder Women Dairy Farmers in Nigeria” in Muslim Women in the Economy: Development: Faith & Globalization, published by Routledge.
Ify holds a Bachelor in Social Science in International Relations, Sociology and Gender and Transformation (first class) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and a Masters in International Development with honors from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Jane OkohKnowledge Management and Communications Officer
As Knowledge Management and Communications Officer, Jane oversees the creation and maintenance of contents provided by the organization. She is also responsible for the engagement of stakeholders in the various programs organized by Nourishing Africa.
Prior to joining Nourishing Africa, Jane worked as an editor for an entrepreneurship-based media company, where she reviewed and edited articles for publication. She has also worked as a ghost-writer, ghost-authoring over 15 books and articles for publication across the globe.
Jane holds a Bachelors in History and Strategic Studies from the University of Lagos.
“I am passionate about the quality of life led by Africans on the Continent. Through Nourishing Africa, we are bettering the lives of African one agribusiness at a time.”- Jane Okoh
Knowledge Management and Communications Officer
John Muriithi is a Research and Data Analyst, he develops and implements research methodologies, gathers, analyses and constantly improves the quality of data at Nourishing Africa.
John has international experience as a consultant in various fields with particular expertise in research, project design, Economics and Statistics. He has worked with the UN-Habitat as a consultant project coordinator with the Urban Economy and Municipal Finance branch as well as the Global Urban Observatory of the UN-Habitat where he worked as a research and data analyst. Before joining the UN-Habitat, he worked in a Behavioral Economics firm as a project analyst, generating novel insights for behavioural economics to aid clients in developing and improving products and services across a wide range of disciplines.
John holds a Master’s Degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Kent UK, he also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science from the University of Kent.
Moses works with the Program Lead to providing methodological and technical expertise to ensure the quality of M&E activities in relevant business areas and program development and implementation for the organization. This includes developing program monitoring and evaluation plans, identify critical information areas, data sources, metrics, and indicators consistent with the program requirements, and ensuring ethical principles related to M&E are respected during the collection, processing, analysis, and use of data.
Moses is a Data Scientist, Monitoring and Evaluation expert, and a research specialist with over 9 years of experience in Data Analytic, Database Design and Management, Data Quality Assurance, Program Monitoring & Evaluation, & Data Quality Reporting, and skilled in the use of statistical software.
Moses holds a Higher National Diploma in Statistics from the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State; Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health, and a Master of Public Health with specialization in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, United Kingdom, and a Member of the International Biometric Society, Washington.
“I am passionate about making sense of data, and turning it into knowledge, and actionable insight.”
Oladunmade serves as the Membership Coordinator at Nourishing Africa, where he drives efforts aimed at growing membership, managing and engaging agribusiness entrepreneurs on the Nourishing Africa Hub. He also works to ensure that members are connected to suitable growth opportunities for their businesses. Oladunmade has multidisciplinary working experience gathered across consultancy and SME-focused fields, including working at KPMG Professional Services and start-up companies thereafter.
Oladunmade holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He was selected by the Tony Elumelu Foundation as one of the 1000 beneficiary entrepreneurs across Africa in 2016 for its flagship entrepreneurship programme.
“I am passionate about business being a force for good and being the development tool for transforming the African continent. Nourishing Africa’s focus on the agricultural sector which cuts widely across Africa as a major economic sector, provides a platform for creating lasting impact and shifting Africa from a dependent to a leading continent in the world.”
Rahmat is the Co-Founder/Co-CEO (Operations) at Nourishing Africa where she leads the company’s membership engagement activities and internal business operations.
Rahmat has spent the past 3 years on consulting projects in the agriculture sector, providing project implementation and advisory services on key agricultural value chains in Nigeria including cocoa and cassava. Rahmat has provided business development services to a tech start-up in Northern Nigeria, helping to raise funding from a World Bank sponsored program; worked with smallholder farmers on a cocoa sustainability project across Southwest Nigeria; and provided backstopping support for a pioneer early generation seed enterprise in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Rahmat holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with a specialization in Soil Science and Land Resource Management from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
“I am passionate about creating impact at the community level. Nourishing Africa’s vision of supporting 1 million agri-food entrepreneurs to scale their businesses aligns with my belief that for economies to grow, small businesses must grow; and so, through our activities in the landscape, we are able to have direct impact on the lives of the entrepreneurs we work with and on the communities where they work.”
As a UI/UX designer, Rosemary creates user-centered interfaces and digital products that identify and reflects the needs of users on the Nourishing Africa platform. Using her design knowledge, she helps solve UI/UIX problems and eases the process of using our various online platforms.
Rosemary is completing a Computer Science degree at Yaba College of Technology.
"Design should not only be aesthetically pleasing, but it should also be usable and solve the intended problem"
As a Web Developer, Taofik handles the implementation of new designs on the hub and the development of software processes for the Nourishing Africa platform. Using cutting-edge software designs, he works with the ICT and Programs team to develop new features on the Hub. Taofik has over 4 years of experience as a web developer, working with multiple startups, and a telecommunication company.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin. He is also a Graduate Member of the Computer Professionals of Nigeria.
"I am passionate about solving problems that create a positive impact with the use of software and technology."
As Regional Coordinator for East Africa, Victor works to build Nourishing Africa’s presence in the region through driving membership recruitment, building strategic partnerships and in facilitating program implementation.
Victor has international experience in building multistakeholder platforms that deliver value for stakeholders in the agriculture sector. He has worked with AGRA & the AGRF platform in convening African agriculture stakeholders as well as with the CSAYN in building the productive capacity of the youth on climate smart agriculture.
A writer, he is a lead author of UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook for Youth in Africa, a columnist with the Business Daily and has written pieces for UNICEF, ICRAF, CCAFS, the Future Africa forum among others. He is a recipient of the prestigious Borlaug-Adesina Fellow, the YALI Fellowship, was named the Kenyan Youth of the Year in Agribusiness and was featured on the list of the Top 35 under 35 Youth in the country.
Victor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi (UoN) and is currently undertaking his Masters studies in Development Finance from Strathmore University
"I am passionate about enabling African Food systems nourish its people, sustain the planet and provide resilient livelihoods to agribusinesses and smallholder farmers"