ANEEJ Staff

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Rev. David Ugolor
Executive Director

Rev. David Ugolor is the Executive Director of Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ). ANEEJ is an NGO based in Benin City promoting good governance and anti-corruption work through research, policy dialogue, education and advocacy. David Ugolor has over two decades working experience on anti-corruption work and also has Master Degrees on Agricultural Economics and the Study of Corruption from the Universities of Benin and Sussex. He has made several paper presentations on corruption, Illicit Financial Flows and Sustainable Development at both local and International workshops, and Seminars. David Ugolor has participated as a resource person in several UN meetings and also facilitated civil society engagement on Open Government Partnership and currently serve as the Co-Chair of the Anti-Corruption Working Group of the Open Government Partnership Nigeria. David Ugolor also facilitated the Pre-Global Forum on Asset Recovery consultation in Nigeria and participated in the GFAR panel debate held in December, 2017 in Washington DC.

Leo Atakpu
Deputy Executive Director

Mr. Leo Atakpu is Deputy Executive Director of Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ). He has twenty-six years’ experience working on development issues across Africa and beyond. He is deeply involved in international policies, such as Development Aid and its impact on Nigeria and Africa. As a debt activist, he was also part of the Jubilee 2000 Debt movement and part of the Civil Society efforts that campaigned for debt cancellation for Nigeria by 2005.

From 2017-2019, he was the Chairman, International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of Reality of Aid Network, the only major North/South international non-governmental initiative focusing exclusively on analysis and lobbying for poverty eradication policies and practices in the international aid regime. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Reality of Aid, (RoA) Africa. A former Editor of the Nigerian Observer, he is author of so many published chapters of development Books and journals as well as articles. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria and is married with Children.

Mary Igharo
Admin & Finance Manager

Mary Igharo holds a B.Sc. in Banking and Finance from University of Benin (UNIBEN). She joined the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) in 2004. She is currently the Head Finance and Administration at ANEEJ, providing leadership and financial management support to project implementation and reporting. She also manages the administrative department, providing leadership in the day-to-day operation at ANEEJ. She has managed several projects and is familiar with the reporting requirements of several donors including UKAID (now FCDO), USAID, British Council/DFID (FOSTER, RoLAC), Switzerland Embassy, EED now Bread for the World, Royal Norwegian Embassy among others. Her role is central to the organisation as a whole.

Innocent Edemhanria
Program Manager

Mr. Edemhanria is a certified corruption risk assessor by the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria and holds a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Benin. With over 12 years’ experience in development work, he is highly skilled in project design and implementation among other areas.

Mr. Edemhanria is a certified corruption risk assessor by the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria and holds a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Benin.oversees major projects and coordinates staff programs and activities.Kelly Umukoro
Procurement Officer

Joy Igwe-Okoye
Admin, Abuja Office

Mrs. Joy is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Abuja Advocacy Office of the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ

Mrs. Joy is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Abuja Advocacy Office of the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ. Mrs. Joy is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Abuja Advocacy Office of the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJoversees major projects and coordinates staff programs and activities.

Kelly Umukoro
Procurement Officer

Mr. Umukoro is an Economics and Statistics graduate of     the University of Benin, Nigeria. He is currently ANEEJ Procurement Officer who oversees all procurement activities of the organisation.

Mr. Umukoro is an Economics and Statistics graduate of     the University of Benin, Nigeria. He is currently ANEEJ Procurement Officer who oversees all procurement activities of the organisation.oversees major projects and coordinates staff programs and activities.Kelly Umukoro
Procurement Officer

Sandra Eguagie
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Sandra Eguagie is a graduate of geography and regional planning  from the University of Benin, Benin city. She is currently a post graduate student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) pursuing her MSC in Research & Public Policy. She is ANEEJ’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with experience in performance monitoring, research, data quality assessment and evaluation of projects.

Sandra Eguagie is an urban and regional planning graduate from the University of Benin, Benin city. She is Programme Officer in the area of Gender & Environment and coordinates ANEEJ RAPEWATCH project and currently ANEEJ’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. project and currently ANEEJ’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

Adeleye Uthman, ACA
Accountant/Business Manager

A chartered accountant with over five years progressive programmatic and professional experience in the financial service industry. He is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo university where he obtained bachelor’s degree in demography and social statistics after which he took up master’s degree in accounting which is currently in-view. He started his career path with an auditing firm where he took in relevant industry knowledge and accepted practice after which he moved into the non-profit sector. On the backdrop of his auditing experience he has been able to key in perfectly into roles and improve on existing systems within the organization. Key policies reviews were initiated by him to improve on governance and finance management process which remains a critical agenda to successful implementation of projects.

Erhisohwode Assurance Ovie
ICT Officer

Erhisohwode is a graduate of Information Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and is ICT officer. He assists the communications department in the area of  Information/Communication Technology, ICT and manages ANEEJ websites and social media platforms.

He assists the communications department in the area of  Information/Communication Technology, ICT and manages ANEEJ websites and social media platforms. in the area of  ANEEJ websites and social media platforms. in the area of 

Odokara Paul Ndu
M&E Officer (Abuja Office)

Paul Odokara is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State.

He is the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer, Abuja Office and also assists the organization in the area of M&E activities as well as research.

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Ken Okocha
Photographer

Ken Okocha, ace photographer and former broadcast journalist, handles ANEEJ multimedia recordings and stores them in our retrieval system.

Ken Okocha, ace photographer and former broadcast journalist, handles ANEEJ multimedia recordings and stores them in our retrieval system.

Ken Okocha, ace photographer and former broadcast journalist, handles ANEEJ multimedia recordings and stores them in our retrieval system. Ken Okocha, ace photographer and former broadcast journalist, handles ANEEJ 

Kingsley Agbaduta
Driver

Mr. Agbaduta, a veteran transporter and a qualified driver coordinates logistics involving staff transportation.

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