PROGRAMMES TEAM


Modupe Adefeso-Olateju
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Mo is an education policy expert with several years of research experience spanning academic and private sector research. She has led work streams on a range of education sector support initiatives funded or assisted by international donors and funding agencies such as the UK Department for International Development (DfID), World Bank, Open Society Institute (OSI) and MacArthur Foundation. Modupe previously worked with Accenture and Junior Achievement, as an associate of Crans Montana Forum Monaco. She was Vice-Chair of the Technical Committee which designed, organized and reported the Nigerian Economic Summit (NES20) on Education held in March 2014. As a Centenary Scholar (Africa), she received a PhD in Education and international Development from the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London where her research probed the effectiveness of public and private schools in Nigeria and proposed a framework for public-private partnership (PPP) in the education sector. Mo was a trustee of the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council, London, and currently serves on the boards of three non-profits.
Abisola Bamtefa
PROGRAMME MANAGER
Abisola supports the implementation of programmes within the consultancy practice.She is a skilled trainer and facilitator. Abi is a certified project management practitioner (PRINCE2), and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. She has worked with The Business People as Business Management Lead and Programme Coordinator, and with FATE Foundation as Mentor Management Coordinator. She is an associate of the Incubator Africa Young Reformer’s Programme and used to be Administrative Officer for the University of Leeds Nigeria Office.
Foluyinka Fakoya
PROGRAMME OFFICER
Folu has previously worked at Litlife Inc. New York where she was a Programme Assistant, and Frontline Solutions North Carolina where she was Hilliard P. Jenkins Fellow. A graduate of Amherst College, she speaks four languages and has worked in India, the United States and Nigeria.
Utibe Henshaw
SENIOR PROGRAMME OFFICER
Uti manages the organisation’s secondary education programme. She is an experienced qualitative researcher and has taught in a private secondary school. Uti holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Administration and Planning from the University of Lagos.
Jamil Mustapha
PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Jamil is a development worker with various experiences that span the areas of Behavioral Change Communication, Community Mobilization and Project Management. He has worked with the Kebbi state government as Social Welfare Officer and later moved to Personnel division, UNICEF Nigeria as Social Mobilization coordinator for immunization in the C Field Office and for USAID/AI.COMM, as Nigeria Coordinator. He has consulted for international development agencies, state governments and Nongovernmental organizations since 2010. He holds a BSC in Sociology and Masters in Business Administration.
Emiola Oyefuga
PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
Emiola oversees design, implementation and evaluation of programmes in the Consultancy workstream. She is a gender, knowledge management, and research specialist with over 15 years’ experience in the implementation and management of development programmes. She has led several research studies on women and girls in Nigeria. In a previous role, Emiola led the state team for a UK Department for International Development (DfID) programme in Lagos. Since 2011, she has consulted for several international development programmes in Nigeria. She holds a master’s degree in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies in Sussex, UK and was one of only four women to receive the 2013 African Fellowship for Women in Peace and Security from the African Leadership Centre, King’s College London.
Akinwale Taylor
PROGRAMME OFFICER
Akin is a research Analyst on the LEARNigeria programme. He supports quantitative and qualitative research. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Ado-Ekiti and an NCE teacher training degree. Akin is currently pursuing a second degree in Environmental Statistics with bias for Sampling Methodology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is skilled and certified in the use of statistical tools such as Microsoft Excel (Advanced), SPSS, Statistical Analysis System (SAS) and STATA. He has supported quantitative research in the University of Ado Ekiti and has volunteered on several research projects both for public and private institutions.
Inyang Udo-Umoren
SENIOR PROGRAMME OFFICER
Inyang oversees the process of developing assessment materials; and manages and monitors other programme components. She holds a master’s degree in Financial Management from Middlesex University, London; and another in Educational Planning, Economics and International Development from the UCL Institute of Education, London. She is also a certified project management practitioner (PRINCE2). Inyang has experience that spans across the financial services sector in Nigeria and the UK; and the development arena. She has taught in a secondary school as a volunteer teacher and offered fundraising and project support for development programmes.