Olufunke Baruwa

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"Olufunke Baruwa is a gender and development practitioner, feminist and public speaker with particular focus on women’s leadership, gender relations, and governance. She previously served as Gender Advisor, Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs and as Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Women Trust Fund. She has been widely recognized for her advocacy on the inclusion of women in strategic political, social and economic platforms by The Guardian, She Leads Africa, Commonwealth and named as one of ‘17 women changing the world’ by the Institute for Inclusive Security at its 2015 Colloquium held at Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ms. Baruwa was educated at the University of Abuja, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University of East Anglia and the University of York in Management, Gender and Public Policy & Planning." [1]

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  1. Board, Nigerian Women Trust Fund, accessed December 14, 2020.