Olumide Femi Makanjuola

Executive Director, The Initiative for Equal Rights, Nigeria

Olumide Makanjuola is the Executive Director of The Initiative for Equal Rights, the leading LGBT organization in Anglophone West Africa. In his role, he designs and manages projects in additional to supervising program staff and oversees the overall management of the organization. Olumide also engages policy makers on sexual health and human rights issues focusing on the LGBT community and the various human rights violations due to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Recently, Olumide and his team started using pop culture and new media to highlight the realities of the LGBT community in order to share an honest narrative to try to change the larger communities' hearts and minds. Olumide holds a degree in business management and is currently studying to obtain a M.Sc. in Strategic Project Management.


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