The PIND Foundation operates from two locations. PIND Staff interface with federal government and international donor agencies in its head office in Abuja, Nigeria; while field staff are based at the economic development center in Warri, Delta State, which serves as the hub for PIND’s programs throughout the region.
Project Coordinator, Appropriate Technology Enabled Development (ATED)
With experience in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), facilitative social mobilization, socio-infrastructural design/development, conflict/gender sensitive project management, Andrew comes in with more than 16 years’ experience of developing and supervising the implementation of over 300 micro projects that cuts across various sectors in the communities of the Niger Delta. He worked with the European Union as the Project Officer EU MPP3 & Rural Infrastructure Engineer EU MPP9. He also had worked as a water treatment engineer/quality control officer in Union DICON Salt Lagos. He holds a first degree in Engineering and has attended numerous courses /trainings.
Field Operations Manager
A lawyer in the UK and Nigeria with over 20 years experience in the legal field. She has been an employer, having managed Law offices and employees. She comes to PIND from her position as Human Resource Manager in an Oil & Gas Energy Sector. She plays active role in Voluntary organizations, having participated in various organizations such as Rights of Women UK – working to attain justice & Equality by informing, educating and empowering women on their legal rights. Law Centres – working in local communities providing free legal advice and assistance for the under privileged. Florence is also trained as an International Standard Organization (ISO) internal auditor.
She holds a Law Degree and Diploma in Office Management.
She is passionate about employee relations, upholding justice, advancing equality and community development.
Precious Chidi Agbunno
Market Development Officer
Precious is the Market Development Officer in charge of Business Linkages/Local Community Content Development. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria and a Master’s with Distinction in International Finance and Economic Policy from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Before joining PIND, Precious was in the banking industry where he spent over eight years in diverse areas including operations, treasury, risk management and investment banking. He has strong interests in infrastructure financing and development economics with core competencies in economic and financial analysis.
Dara is a seasoned socio-economist with over 30 years’ multi-layered professional experience across national, regional and private voluntary institutions within the agricultural and rural sectors of Nigeria. Specializing in agricultural and enterprise development as well as monitoring and evaluation, his expertise spans the interrelated fields of governance, poverty reduction and sustainable development. Prior to PIND, Dara worked with Living Earth Foundation (LEF) in the United Kingdom where he provided support to African programs and established the Nigerian affiliate of LEF, the EC/FGN funded micro projects program in 3 states (MPP3) of the Niger Delta. He was also a Program Manager at TechnoServe/Nigeria where he was responsible for managing a program of assistance to increase the productivity and income of agribusinesses in the Southern region of Nigeria, as well as capacity building assistance to Community Development Associations.
He has deep knowledge of agricultural policies and programs in Nigeria as well as leveraging funding from bilateral and multilateral development assistance agencies through his work at the Agricultural & Rural Management Training Institute and the Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority. A flexible and resourceful team player, he has a passion for creating and nurturing tri-sector partnerships between government, business, and civil society to foster sustainable development initiatives.
Ayodeji is the Project Accountant for PIND as part of Project Support Services being provided by Crown Agents to PIND Foundation. Prior to joining PIND, he worked with Network on Ethics/Human Right Law, HIV/AIDS (NELA) as the Senior Accountant under NECAIN project funded by USAID. He had also worked in both manufacturing and service sectors as Cost Accountant and Internal Auditor. Ayodeji holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Olabisi Onabanjo University and Master in Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
Yela Joseph Alagoa
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Yela has over 10 years’ experience in development work, more than 6 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation and has attended several courses in monitoring and evaluation in Nigeria, the Gambia and the United Kingdom. Before joining PIND, he worked as the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager of the Bayelsa Community and Social Development Agency, the Monitoring and Evaluations Specialist of the Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project (LEEMP) and as the Assistant Chief Statistician with the Bayelsa State Civil Service and an officer with the Nigerian Immigration Service for 8 years . Yela has a degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Port Harcourt and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science. He is also an Oracle Certified Database Administrator and a Microsoft Certified Professional.
Finance & Administration Manager
Olayinka is a finance professional with several years of progressive experience in various sectors. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University, and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). She has participated in several training courses conducted by a number of institutions, including the Harvard Business School. In 2010, she was honored with the ACCA award for outstanding contribution. Olayinka has undertaken several consulting assignments around the country, from conducting financial management reviews to implementing computerized accounting systems for several companies. She has also worked in one of Nigeria’s biggest banks and managed the accounting functions at a major embassy to exacting standards.
Peacebuilding Program Officer
With experience in conflict resolution, capacity building, and facilitating good governance, Robinson brings a wealth of knowledge to his current role as the PIND Foundation’s Program Officer for peacebuilding projects. His previous experience includes work for the International Foundation for Education and Self Help (IFESH) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in conflict mitigation activities in the Niger Delta. He made significant contributions to peacebuilding initiatives in the Delta State, leading to a bilateral agreement between the Ijaws and Itsekeris of Warri. Ariyo holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University as well as a degree in Philosophy.
Alice Ovonomo Arogundade
Finance and Admin Supervisor, Economic Development Center
Alice brings to PIND over 20 years’ post-qualification experience in Accounting and Auditing. She has worked as an Assistant Manager at Ernst & Young (Chartered Accountants) and a Finance and Admin Manager at Living Earth Nigeria Foundation (Non-Governmental Organization). She also has experience in the oil and gas industry where she worked as a Finance Manager. Alice is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and an Accounting graduate of the Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos.
Sound Recorder and Technician
Emmanuel is the sound recorder and technician at PIND’s production hub. He is proficient in different aspects of sound; from providing live sound, to recording sound, sound design and editing. He is also a Microsoft certified beta tester and has various HP certifications from HP Learning Center. Emmanuel has worked in several international organizations and NGOs in several capacities (Researcher, Script Editor, Assistant Producer, Producer, Director and Sound Engineer/Recordist) on a full time and freelance basis.
Sam Ogbemi Daibo
Deputy Executive Director
Experienced in both conflict management and in business, Sam Ogbemi Daibo serves as the PIND Foundation’s Deputy Executive Director. Previously, he acted as Plantation Manager for KB Rubber Industries and as Sales Manager for Procter & Gamble. An associate member of the Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators, Daibo has received extensive training in negotiation, consensus building, and designing financial systems for the poor. Until his move to PIND, he was Chevron’s Community Engagement Coordinator, West. In this capacity, Daibo implemented community development projects and evaluated government agreements with participating groups and other stakeholders. Daibo holds a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and a Master of Business Administration.
Market Development Officer
Faith comes to PIND as a Fresh graduate with a 1st class degree in Agriculture from Delta State University, Abraka. She worked for a few months in Songhai Farms as an intern and is a graduate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
Strategic Programs Manager
Bosede brings over 20 years of project management and media experience to her role as Strategic Programs Manager for the PIND Foundation. Previously, she worked as the Senior Civil Society and Media Program Manager for the Peace and Democratic Governance Office, of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Nigeria. At USAID, she designed and managed civil society, trafficking in persons and media programs and served in technical committees at both national and regional levels. As Senior Project Officer for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Eitokpah developed and managed programs in the areas of media, women’s rights, environment, civil society, and labor relations. Before joining the FES, she was the Deputy Woman Editor of the Daily Times Newspaper. Eitokpah has bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication as well as master’s degrees in Mass Communication and Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, respectively.
Michael Orok Ekpe (Colonel)
Michael served in the Nigerian Army (NA) for over 30 years, during which he received both civil and military training. He attended several courses within and outside Nigeria, which equipped him with adequate skills in responding to disaster situations. He joined PIND from Halogen Security Company Limited where he served as the Commandant of the Training Academy, and Head of Protocol and Armed Reaction (Nationwide). He holds a master’s degree in Strategic Studies form University of Ibadan.
Market Development Project Manager
Before joining PIND, James worked as Program Manager of the DFID Growth & Employment in the States (GEMS1) project. Prior to that, he was a Catalytic Intervention Manager at the DFID PrOpCom project, having successfully completed his initial role as Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist. James also worked as the Business Development Services (BDS) Fund Manager and Value Chain Expert for the $32 Million World Bank Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) Project, and as SME Advisor, under the IFC-funded Support and Training Entrepreneurship Program (STEP). James received an M.Sc. in International Development (Development Finance) from the University of Manchester as a recipient of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship, and is experienced in applying the ‘Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P)’ methodology for pro-poor growth.
Procurement and Grants Officer
Adaora is the Procurement and Grant Officer for PIND as part of Project Support Services being provided by Crown Agents to PIND Foundation. She is a supply chain management professional with several years of experience in procurement, vendor identification, vendor management, contract and grant management. She is member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management (CIPS). Prior to PIND, she worked for Yakubu Gowon Centre and AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria.
Abdulghaniyyu Is’haq Garba
Abdul joins PIND from Baltic Air and Maritime Cargo Services Limited where he worked initially as Revenue officer and then as Account Officer. He has a B.Sc. in Accounting from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
Maureen Ifeoma Ikoko
Maureen is the camera operator at PIND’s production hub. Before joining PIND, she did a course in Performing and Media Art at The Film & Broadcast academy, Ozoro, Delta State. She also holds a Diploma in Religion from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a B.Sc. in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from National Open University of Nigeria. She has interests in development work and film production. She produced a feature-length film, EKENEKE, in 2011 and won a ‘Script Writing Award’ in the Ministry of Niger Delta’s Empowerment through Entertainment Program.
Colins Edozie Imoh
Partners for Peace (P4P) Manager
Colins comes to PIND with over 12 years’ experience in peace building, civic education, human rights, development and environmental management. Prior to joining PIND he worked with grass roots organizations across the Niger Delta and Africa more generally, utilizing a range of approaches such as street theater, mass media and training workshops to not only sensitize local communities, but also engage them in dialogue on issues relating to conflict, human rights and peace building within their contexts. He has also worked as the African Desk Coordinator of the African Network of Young Peacebuilders at the UNOY secretariat in the Netherlands, where he coordinated various peace building activities in Africa.
Colins holds an MA in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University, USA as well as a MPhil in Environmental Management from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He holds an Advanced Certificate in the Study of Non Violent Conflict from The Fletcher School, Tufts University, USA. In addition, he has been awarded several fellowships at various institutions which have further developed his knowledge and expertise such as the MASHAV fellowship at the Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development in Israel (2001) and a Visiting Scholarship at the Institute for Study of Human Rights in Columbia University, USA (2011).
Analysis and Advocacy Program Officer
With expertise in research, advocacy, capacity building, and community engagement, Micah Mendie has over eight years of experience in the development sphere. Before coming to PIND, Micah served as a Voice and Accountability Coordinator for Options Consultancy Services Limited, UK, implementing DFID funded Partnership for Transforming Health Systems in Nigeria (PATHS). He also served as Program Officer for Sanitation and Hygiene in WaterAid Nigeria, and Program Officer for the ActionAid Nigeria Partnership Against Poverty Program. He served as Senior Community Development Facilitator for the United Nations Development Program Millennium Villages Project, Research Assistant with the World Agroforestry Centre, Nigeria and as Junior Research Professional with the Center for International Forestry Research in Bogor, Indonesia. Micah earned a bachelor’s degree in Forest Resources Management from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and is about to complete a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy Analysis from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria. He holds a certificate in Project Management from Project Management College, UK and is certified in Sanitation and Water and Environmental Law and Policy from the Institute of Water Education UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands.
Emmanuel Toochukwu Nwala
Media Production Hub Team Leader
Emmanuel is the Media Production Hub Team Leader. With interests in project management and development work, Emmanuel holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, and a Diploma in Project Management from ALISON Education Center, Ireland. Before joining the PIND Foundation, Emmanuel worked in the Communications and Program units of Partnership for Transforming Health Systems II (PATHS2) program funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. He has undergone training in production management, cinematography and sound recording.
Oteheri is the producer at PIND’s production hub. She previously worked at The Reading Room – a private library in Warri – as a critical thinking and reading strategy facilitator, and on media projects with Girl Hub Nigeria and Bridge to Markets 2. She served as a volunteer counselor with Africare Nigeria on their HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis project, and as a research assistant and copy editor on gender and education with Ishiro Multiservices. She is a graduate of biochemistry from the University of Port Harcourt.
Field Projects Manager
Sylvester is a professional in enterprise development with deep focus on small & medium scale enterprises, value chains and market access development. He comes with over 24 years cognate experience in agriculture and rural development, project finance, micro credit, training and capacity building, organizational and sustainable development.
Sylvester holds an MBA (Finance) degree from the Delta State University, a B.Sc. Accounting degree from Meerut University, India and is a Fellow of the Association of Business Specialists & Entrepreneurs.
Prior to PIND, Sylvester was Manager, Enterprise/Business Development, Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA). He has also worked with The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nig Ltd (SPDC), and TechnoServe/Nigeria, an international development organization that works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive businesses. He has passion for the poor and believes in adding value to life.
Linda A Omire
Front Desk Officer, Economic Development Center
Linda holds a first degree in Sociology from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. She did her National Youth Service Corps program in 2010 – 2011 in Ogun State and served in the office of then First lady of Ogun State, Yeye Olufunke Daniel.
Knowledge Systems Manager
With over 10 years of experience in development communications, corporate communications and knowledge management, “Chichi” brings to PIND her track record of success in building and managing teams that use highly effective media communications to drive social development. She joins PIND from the DFID-Funded PATHS 2 Program where, as Communication Advisor, she was responsible for developing and leading the implementation of an integrated communication strategy. Prior to PATHS2, she was the Acting Country Director of the BBC World Service Trust Nigeria with overall management responsibility for the Trust’s team in Nigeria, while ensuring its initiatives were delivered to agreed standards, timescales and budgets. Chichi is currently rounding up her Master of Business Administration with the University of Liverpool. She holds a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Lagos, a Certificate in Strategies for Optimizing Corporate Communication Skills from the Pan-African University, a Certificate in Developing and Implementing Knowledge Management Strategy from the Centre for African Studies (CAFS) and has attended several professional trainings both in and outside Nigeria.
Bright Oseruowhoemu Peter
Bright is a B.Sc. holder in Electronics/Computer Engineering with over 15 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry, deploying enterprise solutions across multiple platforms. He also holds certifications in CCNA, MCSE (2000, 2003, and 2008), MCITP, and MCT.
Joshua Ida Samson
Project Support Services Manager
Joshua is the Project Support Services Manager for PIND as part of Project Support Services (short and long term expertise in procurement, grants management, project accounting and other operational services) being provided by Crown Agents to PIND Foundation. Joshua is from Benue State and has a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Education, and an MA in Human Resources Development.
His background is management development and has worked in the private sector as well as international development organisations all over Nigeria. He has held several project administration and management positions in education, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS Projects notably on USAID and DFID funded Programs. Prior to PIND he has consulted for UNDP/UNAIDS/UNICEF/UNFPA/UN Women, NACA, SNR/ENR projects and DFID PATH2. His strengths is in grants management, program management, HIV programming, organization development, procurement, budgeting and project management. He is a strong believer in team work as well as people enjoying their jobs.
Market Development Officer
Misan is a very skilled professional with experience in marketing and business development in the banking and financial services industry spanning over a decade. He started his career as Business Development Officer at a microfinance bank before becoming State Relationship Manager of a pension fund administrator, and, more recently, a Business Banking Relationship Manager with First city monument bank plc. He has also been involved in community development initiatives working with NGOs. Misan holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Benin, as well as a Master of Business Administration.
Matthew is the editor at PIND’s production hub. He comes to PIND as a fresh graduate of the University of Abuja with a B.Sc. in Physics. As Assistant Editor and Production Assistant at Visual Flow Media Limited, Abuja he’s worked on a number of productions for the development sector. He has also produced music videos for a couple of well-known Nigerian artistes, and has done freelance editing for several media outfits in Abuja. Matthew has received intensive training in editing, cinematography, sound recording, production management, stagecraft and stage management. A young and enterprising individual, he can be considered an early bloomer in the Nigerian film-making industry.
Oroma Chinyere Wodi
Oroma comes to PIND from the telecommunications industry, where she served as Supervisor of the Electronic Pin Generation Team and Stock Controller for Globacom Nigeria Ltd. She also contributed to marketing activities for Ideke Shipping Limited. Oroma has a bachelor’s degree in English Education from the University of Calabar. She also has extensive instruction in nursing, having trained at the University of the District of Columbia and Loudon County Hospital in Leesburg, Virginia.
Dennis has over 24 years’ experience in corporate community engagement and sustainable development in various locations around the globe. He has considerable experience in establishing and managing development partnerships including the CDI Foundation in Papua New Guinea and Chevron’s Angola Partnership Initiative in Angola. Flemming holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in Sustainable Development from the University of London.