Nasri Adam is a dynamic and experienced leader in organisation management with extensive work experience in the philanthropy and not for profit sector spanning over the last 15 years.
She currently serves as the Programs Manager at African Philanthropy Forum (APF) where she leads the organization’s programs which are designed to drive strategic philanthropy across Africa.
She previously worked for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, as Global Compliance and Quality Assurance lead within programs and operations focusing on governance and compliance to support the delivery of the Award. She has worked across over 70 countries, in four key regional groupings (Africa, America, Asia Pacific and Europe) and multijurisdictional environments to conceptualise, implement and consistently improve Governance Management and Delivery standards and work methodologies.
She also served as head of Operations and Programs at Viwango, an independent Kenyan Civil Society Organization self-regulatory initiative.
Given her experiences in the social sector, she has also served as an independent development consultant for non-profit organizations.
Nasri studied Law at the University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya and obtained an LLB Bachelors of Law with a specialisation in Humanitarian Law.
Community Engagement Director
Emily Kaiga is a seasoned corporate communications leader. She has over two decades of experience leveraging communications expertise to position organizations in the marketplace to create sustainable business and social impact.
Emily joins the African Philanthropy Forum (APF) as the Community Engagement Director and will focus on overseeing a range of member and community relations, marketing communications and fundraising activities.
Emily joins APF from Visa where she was Director, Corporate Communications tasked to transform Visa’s visibility in Sub-Saharan Africa. She successfully positioned Visa as a leader in digital payments in East Africa through extensive corporate communications and publicity.
Prior to that she was at Standard Chartered Bank, Kenya where she achieved digitization, collaboration and speed growing the bank’s visibility in the marketplace and positioning the bank as a key industry thought leader.
Emily has extensive corporate and agency experience as well as experience in the newsroom as a journalist, news editor and anchor.
Her areas of expertise include development of local programs and initiatives that bring the regional social impact strategy to life. Emily builds close networks with key impact partners, businesses and external stakeholders, embedding impact into business by developing collaborative projects/initiatives.
Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts, History (Honors) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communications. She also completed a course in Leading Sustainable Corporations.
Kenneth Ochuko is the Accountant at APF. He has over five years of professional experience in External Audit, Financial Accounting, Business Management, Corporate Governance and Regulatory Compliance Services. Prior to APF, Kenneth worked as an Audit Manager at Olutayo Obadina and Co. Chartered Accountants where he led audit exercises including the audit of Global Manpower Limited, Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) and Biznurture Financial Services Limited. He also served at Daltrade Nigeria Ltd as the Branch Accountant.
Passionate about improving lives in rural areas, Kenneth has joined several groups in organising programs geared towards improving lives of people living in rural Nigeria.
Kenneth obtained a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Accounting from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso; is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and is currently doing his Masters Degree program in Finance at the University of Lagos.
Yinka is a Development Professional with core expertise in Research, Project Management as well as Policy and Programme Development. He is currently a Programme Officer- Research at APF.
Working across Development areas such as Public Health, Migration, Gender, Law and Policy, he has supported leading civil-society organizations, bilateral organizations and multilateral agencies (such as USAID, GIZ, British Council, Save the Children, World Health Organization, International Organization on Migration and African Union Commission) to ideate and implement sustainable solutions to pressing concerns in Africa.
Prior to joining the APF, he worked at the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria as Policy Officer where his contribution to Policy and Programme Development resulted in the institutionalization of a public-private partnership which has received international acclaim and philanthropic contribution.
A firm believer in the importance of next-generation philanthropy in sustainable development, he has occupied leadership positions within several youth-led organizations such as Give Hope to the Slum Child Initiative (as Head of Fundraising), LED Initiative (as Programme Lead), Asido Foundation as (Deputy Director of Communications) and was the Charter President of the Leo Club Ikeja.
He is an active contributor to philanthropic organizations centered on gender justice, diversity, sustainability, and climate change. Yinka is a Member of The International Society for Priorities in Health. He holds a B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Ilorin and is studying for an MPH in Public Health Policy and Management at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.
Oluwatosin Togunde is a Finance and Operations professional with extensive experience in Operations Management , Project Management, Financial Management and Accounting for over 12 years in public, private and nonprofit sectors. She has worked in the development space with non-profits like Heinrich Boell Foundation and ElectHER.
In her previous role as a Finance and Operations Manager,Tosin provided senior level in-project capability for project financial management, donor management ,accounting and controller functions.She also set-up operational structures and ensured adherence within the organisation. She is skilled at driving teams through the development and implementation of strategic plans , policies and procedures while establishing effective operational processes to achieve desired business outcomes.
She has a BSc in Accounting and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
Volunteer: Research and Communication
Faramola Fasuyi Adewumi has worked with startups, within established organizations and non-profit organizations where she has built a track record specializing in developing strategic initiatives, communications, policies and plans that manage internal and external performance, identify and address key business issues, initiate and manage transformational change programmes and create project roadmaps to achieve desired business results.
In her journey to contribute to the development sector in Nigeria and beyond, Faramola joined APF as a Research and Communication Volunteer, to seek a platform that would enable her to contribute to scalable change and development on the African Continent.
She holds a BSc in Economics, a MSc in International Business and Corporate Governance and another MSc in Applied Management and Enterprise.