Head, Technical Support Office(Principal Manager)- Central Bank of Nigeria.
Dr. Charles Bassey has over two decades of leadership and mentoring experience and currently works full time with the Central Bank of Nigeria as Head, Security Research and Development. He studied MSc in Psychology at the University of Roehampton, further specializing in Organizational Psychology (MSc) at the University of London after completing the undergraduate level certificate course in Psychology at the University of Derby.
COAL is glad to have these professional additions to our organization as we hope for expansion and serve youth in our community.
Patience Finye Oyekeye is a poet and international development professional in the field of monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL); and in improving institutional systems. She is committed to transforming conceptual strategies into tangible and actionable solutions. She champions sustainable practices and the deepening of inclusive economic opportunities for organizations. Patience has conducted evaluations in several thematic areas, including peacebuilding, women’s economic advancement, decent work and quality jobs, youth development, education, enterprise development, and program baseline, impact and final evaluations. She has strong capabilities in both qualitative and quantitative research methods; and has extensive experience in managing multi-country, complex assignments. With over seven years in the sector, she has successfully translated research insights into actionable strategies, fostering sustainable business development and programmatic expansion. At the heart of her research is a drive to decolonize evaluations, delving into unconventional approaches to African development practices. This exploration is anchored in both theoretical considerations and practical applications of alternative development paradigms. Patience holds a BA in History and International Studies and a Masters in International Development from Nottingham Trent University U.K.
Winner- 2016 NLNG Prize for Literature
Nigerian writer and journalist, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is most recently the winner of the 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling for his creative non-fiction piece, All That Was Familiar, (Granta, 2017), reporting on the hardships faced by women in Northeast Nigeria displaced by the violence of Boko Haram.
Abubakar is the author of the award-winning novel Season of Crimson Blossoms (published by Cassava Republic Press, London in 2016 and Parresia Publishers, Lagos, 2015), which won the 2016 Nigeria Prize for Literature. The novel has been translated into French, German and Tamil among others. He has been invited to speak at every major literature and journalism festival around the world. He lives in Abuja, Nigeria, where he is the Features Editor for the Daily Trust newspaper.
Adviser/Work-Coach for the UK’s Department of Works and Pension
Dollin graduated from the Universities of East London and Bedfordshire with post-graduate degrees in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies (MA), International Human Rights Law (LLM) and Media Representation (MA by Research)
He is widely travelled and lives in Luton in the United Kingdom, where he currently works as an Adviser/Work-Coach for the Department of Works and Pension. Dollin is also the founder of Caprecon Foundation and a fellow of the following bodies: the Royal Society of Arts, Tom Lantos Institute in Budapest, Institute of Training and Occupational Learning and was a member of the Management Committee, Network for Peace, England and currently a member of the Advisory Board of the West African Academy of Public Health.
Director of ESD/ESY Programming-Boston Massachusetts
Alyssa Freda has 11 years of experience in managing youth after-school programs and athletics in the United States. She has experience in growing programs in both size and scope. Alyssa has a passion for travelling and International volunteering, she recently received a Fellowship Grant from her organization to teach children in Tanzania.
Business Developer/Coach -Solar Sister
Hannatu Onogu is a passionate humanitarian and an environmentalist working in various communities in Nigeria. She is currently the Business Developer/Coach with Solar Sister Nigeria, serving as the Northern Manager where she mentors and network with women in clean and renewable energy. She has been involved in diverse Developmental initiatives and Social Projects; she garners experience and professional skills in Strategic planning, Grant resourcing, Management, and administration.