Rose Gyar serves as Director General at Global Center for Han Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Development (GLOCHEED). She is passionate about women empowerment and youth employment and has managed several programme interventions in that regards.

She is also serving as the deputy national coordinator at the National Agricultural Seeds Advocacy Group (NASAG), a group established by the DFID Funded Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn. The group has worked with smallholder farmers to address the challenges of accessibility, affordability, and quality of agricultural seeds.

She is deeply passionate about sustainable economic development and continues to work with partners across state and non-state actors in the lead to meeting the goals of the sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Toochukwu Nwachukwu is a performance-focused governance and public policy expert with a strong track record of success and 19 years senior management experience spanning the academia, banking, international development, management consulting, not-for-profits and the public sector. He has variously served as a Special Assistant on Financial Sector to the Nigerian President, Technical Adviser to the Director General of the Nigerian Budget Office and Head of Economic Intelligence and Research in Nigeria’s biggest Bank. Over the years, he has acquired extensive international and national technical expertise in identifying critical public policy and governance issues; developing research and capacity development strategies; and leading the review, development and management of a portfolio of international and economic development projects. His areas of expertise include Public Sector Governance, Public Financial Management, Transparency and Accountability, Public Policy Analysis, Economic Analysis & Modelling, Monitoring and Evaluation, International Development and Workshop Facilitation. His intellectual abilities, transferable skills and professional experience have won him several international grants and scholarships, including a Visiting Scholarship to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, D.C, as well as Ph.D thesis and thematic research grants from the African Economic Research Consortium, Kenya. He has also presented scholarly papers at the University of Oxford, UK, University of Potsdam, Germany and University of Valencia, Spain. He has also consulted for several international organizations including UKAID/DFID, African Development Bank, European Union, ONE, Open Government Partnership, World Bank and World Economic Forum. He holds a Ph.D in Economics.

Ugochi Oblinou is a vastly experienced sexual and gender-based violence professional and has had extensive work experience working with teams of gender specialist to develop Women Community Engagement Guides, these guides have immensely supported women to improve their Economic outcomes, leadership capacity, advocacy campaign planning and management, strategic communication and hygiene management. These guides are presently been used by Gender Community Development Assistants across several North-East states.
She has also in the course of my work, developed dialogue frameworks for addressing SGBV related issues and implemented activities delivering on dialogue sessions between women and security agencies at various community levels in the North-East, these dialogue sessions are supporting efforts geared towards mending broken down relationships between the women and the security agencies and ultimately, to help prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence in the North East region.

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