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CLEEN Foundation presents new board members

CLEEN Foundation on Thursday introduced the newly added board members and Executive Director to the public.

The board Chairman, Prof. Etannibi Alemika, formerly presented the new members at the CLEEN and Partners Evening in Abuja.

Those joining CLEEN Foundations board include Dr Nkwachukwu Orji and Prof. Ayo Atsenuwa while Dr. Benson Olugbuo is to sever as Executive Director.

The Abuja Programme Manager, Ruth Olofin, read the citations of unveiled board members.

Bellow is the citations:

Dr Nkwachukwu Orji holds a PhD in Political Science from the Central European University, Budapest-Hungary. He is a researcher and teacher with expertise in political science and development studies. He has received training and experience at universities and research institutions in Nigeria, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden. He has held teaching, research, advisory, and project management positions in several institutions including University of Nigeria, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Nordic African Institute, Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre, United National Development Programme (UNDP) and Department for International Development (DFID). He has authored several articles on elections, democratization, conflict, and peace-building. He is actively involved in several learned societies, including International Political Science Association (IPSA), Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and African Studies Association (ASA).

Professor Ayo Atsenuwa holds an LL.M. degree in Law and Development from University of Warwick and another LL.M. degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from University of London. She is a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Her work experience spans research and teaching at the university level, programming for development as well as NGO management. A Professor of Law at the University of Lagos, her fields of research and teaching interest are Human Rights, Criminal Justice, Gender Studies and Health Law. Professor Atsenuwa has been an adjunct Professor on the collaborative LL.M. Programme in Human Rights and Development in Africa of the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa since 2012. She has also been involved with Legal Research and Resource Development Centre, a Nigerian human rights non-governmental organisation, since 1995 and served as its Executive Director for many years. A strong advocate of law reform for development, she has consulted for the federal and state governments as well as various international and national organisations including UNDP, UNIFEM (now UNWomen), UNODC, UNOHCHR, Ford Foundation, DFID, USAID and CIDA on projects aimed at promoting criminal justice and human rights including gender rights and development.

Benson Chinedu Olugbuo holds a Ph.D in Public Law from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria with more that fifteen years post call experience in international criminal justice. He was a Fox International Fellow and Visiting Assistant in Research at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, United States of America (2011-2012) and the Anglophone Africa Coordinator for the NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court (2004-2009). He has published widely on justice sector reform, international criminal justice and human rights in Africa.

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