Kofo Adeleke

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Kofo Adeleke has been employed by Community Conservation and Development Initiatives CCDI since 2001 and has for the past three years been the Director, Programmes. The positions she has previously held include working as a Welfare Officer with the Inner London Education Authority, a Programme Officer with the British Council, and an Administrative Assistant with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities and as an Assistant Information Officer with the British High Commission, Lagos. She has also spent time as an English as a Foreign Language tutor and undertaken short term consultancies for Reuters, the Society of Family Health and for the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce and the ProInvest Programme of the European Commission.

Ms Adeleke’s major functions within the organisation are project design, development and coordination. She has developed and coordinated projects in Nigeria on rainwater harvesting, social forestry, renewable energy, child-friendly school initiatives and environmental education. Other responsibilities include the supervision of staff members, administrative and financial decision-making, identification of potential donors and partners, networking and proposal writing. Ms Adeleke’s activities also include the design, preparation and editing of publications, reports, manuals and training materials for teachers and other interpretive materials on CCDI initiatives, for example, ‘Nigeria, People, Environment and Development’ and ‘Green Spaces in a Mega City’ , publications of which she was the editor. She has been central to the organisation of more than ten seminars and workshops that CCDI organises to help promote an understanding of the relationship between environmental protection and sustainable development. CCDI is the regional partner for the Pan African Programme on Land and Resource Rights in Africa, PAPLRR, aimed at enhancing linkages between researchers, practitioners and advocacy groups in Africa, and Ms Adeleke has been involved in organising   regional and sub-regional workshops for PAPLRR.  She initiated the formation of the Lagos Environmental and Sanitation Network LESN, which aims to build a consultative process with the Lagos State government to develop strategies to solve environmental and sanitation issues.  Other CCDI partners and collaborators include the Canadian International Development Agency, the Centre for African Wetlands, Energia, Global Energy, the Goethe Institut, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, UNICEF and Vmobile.
Ms Adeleke received an Upper Second Class Honours degree in Social Sciences from the University of Leicester in 1981 and obtained an MSc in Social Administration from the London School of Economics in 1984 along with a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work. Ms Adeleke also holds a Diploma in Journalism from the London School of Journalism. Since joining CCDI she has attended national and international workshops on land and resources rights, water, environmental education, renewable energy and the urban environment.  Ms Adeleke has also attended an ISNAR/CGIAR course on Proposal Writing, Project Development and Donor Relations.

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Organization: Community Conservation & Development Initiatives
Profile last updated on: May 3rd, 2011

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