Ms. Thelma Ekiyor

Ms Thelma Ekiyor: Ms Ekiyor has served as the First Executive Director / CEO of the TY Danjuma Foundation. She was the Executive Director of the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in Accra Ghana. She has also served as Senior Manager for Conflict Intervention and Peace build support at the Centre for Conflict resolution.

She has acted as the Director of Programmes for the West Africa Nigeria for the Peace building (WANEP) where she co-founded the Women in peace building network (WIPNET) serving as its first regional coordinator. She’s also the Founder and Executive Director of Afrigrants Resources Ltd. A member of several boards, locally and internationally, resource person / expert in International organizations .She authored and co-authored books on security and peace building in Africa especially on the roles of Women in peace and security.

Thelma is a Nigerian from Delta State with a LLB Honours in International Law from University of Buckingham and a Fellowship from Stanford University USA. She holds a MBA on Entrepreneurship from Imperial College London.