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Programme Consultant, Ghana and Nigeria
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    Languages Spoken: English and Tiv

Odi is the Programme Consultant, Ghana and Nigeria, at EMpower. He is responsible for our programmatic work and managing grantee partnerships in these regions. 

Odi is a human rights activist focused on advancing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of sexual and gender minority persons. He has relevant skills and expertise in the areas of: capacity strengthening for community-based organisations, feminist groups, and activists; research; and advocacy and increasing knowledge and awareness of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and sex characteristics issues. He has over 10 years’ experience working with the LGBTIQ+ movement in West Africa. 

Prior to working with EMpower, Odi worked as the Key Populations and Programs Specialist at Society for Family Health where he was primarily responsible for mentoring and strengthening the capacities of diverse community-based organisations in Northern Nigeria, as well as supporting programme implementation, management, convening, learning, and knowledge sharing. He also served as the Executive Director of Total Health Empowerment and Development Initiative, implementing sexual and reproductive health and rights projects for LGBTIQ+ persons in Central Nigeria. His passion and drive is to continually advocate for an enabling society, free from inequalities, patriarchy, stigma, discrimination, and other human rights violations using a feminist approach. Odi has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Institut Superieur De Communication Et De Gestion, Benin. 

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Associate Director, Programmes Planning and Operations

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Senior Development Manager, PAN Asia

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Director Programme, India

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Vice President, Global Development

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Global People and Culture Lead

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Development and Operations Associate, South East Asia

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Development Manager, Initiatives and Events

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Regional Programme Director, E/SE Asia

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Corporate Partnerships Development Manager, UK

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Program Officer, Adolescent Girls & Gender Initiatives, India

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Senior Specialist, Global Communications

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Senior Manager, Programmes and Partnerships

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Regional Programme Director, Africa

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Programme Officer, South Africa

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Regional Programme Director, Latin America

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Programme Officer, Latin America

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Programmes & Operations Associate, India

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Global People & Culture Associate

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Senior Programme Officer, Adolescent Girls

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Development Manager, East and Southeast Asia

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Head of Global Communications

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Senior Programme Officer, East and Southeast Asia

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Global Communications Associate

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Programme Officer Consultant, Argentina

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Director, Global Finance and Technology

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Vice President, Programmes

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