Saturday, 9 November 2013

Deltawomen announces Ms. Idowu Ejere As Deltawomen's Goodwill Ambassador

Deltawomen is happy to introduce Ms. Idowu Ejere as the new Deltawomen Foundation Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Idowu Ejere will work to continue to support the growth and name recognition that Deltwomen has build by our efforts to empower women and youth around the world.


Ms. Idowu Ejere is  FARA's Communication and Public Awareness Officer. Her tasks include updating FARA’s Communication, Public Awareness and Media Strategy; developing and reviewing contents for FARA’s website; developing and reviewing public awareness materials for FARA; coordinating external communications; liaising with the media and promoting media relations; liaising with partners and stakeholders on behalf of the Secretariat; coordinating FARA Information Centre; coordinating and liaising with publishers and editors amongst other tasks. Prior to this Ms. Ejere was CAADP Technical Assistant from 2010 – 2012 where her major tasks included tracking the progress of CAADP Pillar IV implementation at the sub-regional and national levels, facilitating the CAADP country process including participating in technical reviews of National Agriculture and Food Security Investment Plans (NAFSIPs) and maintaining contact with key FARA and CAADP Pillar IV stakeholders at the regional, sub-regional and national levels. Ms. Ejere previously worked as Investor Relations Assistant with the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and as Welfare Assistant (HRA), with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Gombe regional Office. Ms Ejere holds an M.A in Globalization and Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, United Kingdom and a B.Sc (Hons) in International Relations from Igbinedion University, Nigeria. She is a third year PhD student at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich. She is also currently engaged in an MSc in Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Ms. Ejere also holds several certificates from Harvard University Kennedy Scool of Government and China Agricultural University. Ms Ejere served as Country Youth Representative for Nigeria to the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2005 and is a member of the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF), Association of Third World Scholars(ATWS), Development Studies Association (DSA) and Chatham House.

Elsie Ijorogu Reed, Founder and CEO of Delta Women, explained, "Idowu has been a valuable contributor to Delta Women since 2011. We are proud of her achievements academically and professionally. It is an honor to have her as part of our team. We had the choice of asking a politician's wife and a celebrity to be our goodwill ambassador but, we decided to select someone who is a true celebrity; based on their achievement and leadership ability!"

Welcome Aboard, Ms. Idowu! We are grateful and happy to have you with us!

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