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Dr Ajimegor Ikuenobe

Ajimegor Ikuenobe is a medical doctor who has been actively involved in health care, community service and development for over a decade, with a special focus on Early Childhood Development (ECD). A 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, Ajimegor is currently working on building an all-inclusive stakeholder platform, using the collective impact framework to address challenges surrounding Early Childhood Development in Nigeria, and Africa at large.

She is the executive director/ founder of Lead Oak Women and Children Foundation, an NGO, where she leads a dynamic team to initiate, design and execute initiatives that tackle issues surrounding ECD in Nigeria. This NGO runs an Integrated, Early Childhood Development Program using a 3-pronged approach-; 'FEED A CHILD', 'EQUIP A MOTHER', and 'EDUCATE A CHILD ' projects which has reached hundreds of vulnerable children aged 0-5, and their less privileged mothers. She is also a co- founder of Convergence for Early Childhood Development in Africa (CECD Africa), a social enterprise promoting sustainable development and national progress through ECD programs, as well as the convener of the parental knowledge, skill and support workshop, 'ECD FOR MUMS'. She serves as Chief Operations Officer for Bradshaw Abels Consulting, a project consulting company specializing in the area of conference and corporate event planning & management.

As a volunteer with Pro-Health International Foundation, she has been involved with community engagement, site set-up and project co-ordination of short-term free health care programs in underserved areas of Nigeria. She also served as a State Secretary of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN) where she was constantly involved in the planning and execution of Maternal and Child health outreaches, girl child advocacy and Scientific Conferences.

She is committed to challenging ineffective stereotypes and developing innovative, homegrown solutions to global health issues which are pragmatic and effective in the African context. Ajimegor holds a bachelor's degree in medicine from the University of Benin, with certificates in Early Childhood Development from the SDG Academy and Civic Leadership from Indiana University.

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Wednesday, September 27