Our Team

Our Team

Everyone says it, but in our case it’s true: our team is the secret to our success. Each of our employees is amazing in their own right, but together they are what makes Yiaga Africa such a fun and rewarding place to work.  The Yiaga Africa team is a tight-knit, talented group with a shared vision of advancing democratic practice in Africa, as well as ensuring the organisation is a fun, inclusive, challenging place to work and develop a rewarding career.

Ibrahim Faruk

Ibrahim Faruk

Africa Program Coordinator
Paul James

Paul James

Program Manager (Election)
Dr Sam Ogwuche

Dr. Sam Ogwuche

Coordinator, CLE

Habiba Ahmadu

Media and Comms Officer

Mark Amaza

Senior Media and Comms Officer

Yetunde Bakare

Senior Programme Officer, CLE

Onda Anthonia

Senior Programme Officer, CE

Folorunsho Samuel

Senior IT Officer

Ocheikwu Esther

Administrative Assistant

Bichi Safiya

Senior Manager KML

Sanusi Olaniya

Programme Officer CE

Tumininu Daniel

Research Officer

Opeyemi Haruna

Programme Officer Elections

Josephine Gowal

Front Desk/Administrative Assistant

Onugu Ndukwe

Technology and Innovation Advisor

Paul Madaki

Media and Communications Assistant

Tolulope Famoroti

Programme Officer CLE

Ifeanyi Mkpume

Media and Communications Assistant

Debbie Popoola

Finance Assistant

Stephen Momoh

Digital Design Officer

Anuoluwapo Kukoyi

Programme Officer CE

Rotnen Lepgak

Programme Officer KML

Prince Gabriel

Programme Officer Elections

Ogbonna Ugorji

Head Procurement and Logistics

Ahmed Ibrahim

Finance Officer

Emmanuel Pila

Office Support Staff

Blessing Bulus

Office Support Staff

Helen Genesis

Office Support Staff

Musa Mohammed

Office Assistant

Ganiyu Kareem

Office Assistant

Joshua Ayotunde

Manager, Audit & Compliance
Dr Sam Ogwuche

Samuel Oguche

Advisor, CLE

Samson Itodo

Executive Director

Cynthia Mbamalu

Director of Programmes

Advancing democratic practice and building citizens' power to reclaim the state.

We focus on in-depth research, providing critical analysis on key democratic and governance issues, crafting practical solutions, training and empowering citizens to lead change in their community.

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