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Our Staff

Emma Onekekou

Emma Onekekou (Programs Officer)

Emma Onekekou holds a University of Technology Diploma in Communication and resources, She is a feminist committed to and working on the human rights of women and the LGBT+ community. Having worked with other organizations in Africa for the visibility and rights of African LGBT+ persons; She created EmmalInfos, a platform that amplifies the voices of Queer women in Francophone West Africa. Emma is the Programs Officer at the AQYI.

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Sandra (Finance Officer)

Sandra holds a degree in accountancy and is also a student member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. She has a history of working with Nigerian indigenous and international nonprofit organisations. She has extensive experience in preparing organisations’ financial reports, budgets, and tax returns and managing payroll.

She efficiently manages all AQYI finance, keeping track of all inflows and expenditures and ensuring timely financial reports of the organisation.

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Lamyaâ A  (Research and Documentation Officer)

Lamyaâ holds a Ph.D in Sociology .They are a sociologist and specialist in gender equality and sexual diversity based in Casablanca. They focus on artistic and cultural-based approaches and their relation to discrimination and gender inequality. Besides their academic work, Lamyaâ has cofounded several feminist groups and established one of the first queer activist groups in Morocco, leading numerous advocacy campaigns for women and queer justice.

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Folasade Peters (Membership & Communications Officer)

Folasade is a social media and digital media expert with more than six years of experience in various sectors of communications, content production, graphic design, and marketing.
Before joining AQYI, she worked as a freelance and full-time communications professional for local and regional Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) organisations.

She oversaw internal and external communications and developed and implemented strategies that helped rebrand the organisation’s online image and increase brand awareness and visibility.

Elvis Ladan

Elvis Ladan  (Staff Assistant – Communications)

Elvis is a Graphic and UI/UX Designer. With their experience in media and communication, Elvis enjoys creating digital products that help brands communicate better while at the same time creating honest user experiences for their users.

Their work at AQYI is seen as an opportunity make a difference by being a part of something good.

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Richard Bois (Staff Assistant – Finance)

Richard is a professional Accountant with extensive knowledge and diverse experience spanning across different sectors, which has helped him develop innovative and problem solving skills necessary to drive performance improve outcomes.

He is contributing his own quota to amplify the voice of activists in Africa.

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