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Adebanke is a Lawyer by training with two Masters Degrees in Law and Gender and Development from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and University of Sussex, UK respectively. She has more than fifteen years of work experience in the field of development. She is an active participant in the women’s rights movement in Nigeria and has over the years been engaged in different advocacy efforts towards promoting women’s empowerment and supporting processes aimed at creating the enabling environment for the actualisation of the rights of women and girls.
In the early part of her career, Banke was a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Fund for Leadership Development through which she executed a research project on the socio-cultural, economic and legal dimensions to the sexual and reproductive health and rights of female adolescent domestic workers in municipal Lagos. The research sought to investigate how best to reach young adolescents with reproductive health information. The outcome of the research was the basis for the establishment of the Centre for Women’s Health and Information (CEWHIN), a not-for-profit organisation that she co-founded in 2003.
Banke has a wide range of experience in research, policy review, policy development and analysis, social project development and implementation, monitoring and evaluation etc. She has offered consultancy services to different organisations (including government agencies, local and international development organisation) in the areas of training, research, resource development with special focus on human rights, women’s health and gender equality
Henrietta Miers is a Senior Associate of WISE Development, and has worked for 20 years as a Social Development and Gender Consultant in international development
Georgia Taylor has been working on gender, women’s economic empowerment and sexual and reproductive health for over 15 years.
Dr. Smita Premchander is committed to poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment in South Asia.