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ABOUT Mr. Olusola Owonikoko
Mr. Olusola Owonikoko
Olusola is an international development practitioner & researcher; working at the intersection of business and development. In the past 10 years, he has worked with various private, public & development sector organizations, to design & implement programs, policies & researches targeted at improving development outcomes for vulnerable populations and marginalized communities in Africa.
He has worked on projects funded by several international development organisations including the American Jewish World Service, DfID, USAID, King Baudouin Foundation, Global Funds for Children, World Bank/IFC, Sightsavers International and foreign Missions to Nigeria; to promote effective and sustainable private sector-led development for underserved populations, with emphasis on Pan- Africanism, inclusion & innovation.
Olusola is the Founder of Project Enable Africa, and Executive Director of Stanforte Edge; a development organization that provides corporate sustainability, impact evaluation & organizational development support services to clients across sectors. Through Project Enable Africa, he promotes digital inclusion across Africa, and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. He recently setup and launched the Inclusion Hub, the first-ever disability-focused digital hub in Nigeria that promotes the access of persons with disabilities (PWD) to ICT skills, opportunities and assistive technologies.
He has produced 3 documentaries (https://youtu.be/t9EcnCCt3ps) which has been screened to an audience of over 10,000 globally. Project Enable Africa recently launched her Disability Enterprise Funds (DEFunds); a trust fund with the ambitious goal of connecting 5,000 PWDs to job opportunities; incubate 1,000 PWD-led businesses and create 100 inclusive products and services within the next 5 years.
International AIDS Conference; and International ICT4D Conference, Uganda; among others. His public engagement goal is to promote African-led development, positioning the continent to harness the dividends of her young demography.
Olusola holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Ilorin (2010); and a Masters’ degree in Globalization, Business and Development from the University of Sussex, UK (2018). He also holds Certificates in Civic Leadership from Wagner College, New York (2015) & West Africa Civil Society Institute; Diploma in Operations Management from University of Pennsylvania (2014); Certificate in Entrepreneurship from University of Maryland (2013); and Certificate in Social Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health (2012).
Scholar at the Institute of Development Studies, UK; a 2017 Winner of the US government Alumni