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About The Author
Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode Founder and CEO, Murtala Muhammed Foundation Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode is a development specialist, international non-governmental organization (NGO) expert, and human rights activist specializing in women and girls' initiatives. Muhammed-Oyebode is the founder and CEO of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation, a non-governmental political advocacy organization dedicated to engendering socio-economic change on the African continent, which has positively influenced education; capacity building, and disaster risk management, particularly with the insurgency and terrorism in the north-eastern part of Nigeria. She is a member of the Women's Leadership Board of the Harvard Kennedy School's Women and Public Policy Program. She is an advisor and country expert to the University of Pennsylvania Law Global Women's Leadership Project, and an advisor to the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), as a member of its senior working group on Northern Nigeria. In addition, Muhammed-Oyebode is a co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Movement, formed in the aftermath of the abduction of over 200 girls from their school premises in the Chibok village of Borno State, Nigeria.She has an LLM in Public International Law from King's College, University of London, and an MBA in Finance from Imperial College, University of London. She is a member of both the Nigerian Bar Association and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is currently a Ph.D. scholar at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London with a focus on gender and conflict. Akintunde Akinleye Award winning photojournalist Akintunde Akinleye is an award-winning photojournalist whose pictures center around photo activism and trial narrative subjects. His photography has traversed the turbulent times in Nigeria's postcolonial history and reflects the nations undulating fortunes. A 2015New York Timesarticle noted that his work brings "kinetic landscapes to life".The first Nigerian photographer to receive the prestigious World Press Photo prize in 2007, he also received theNational GeographicAll Roads award in 2008. Akinleye's works have been published inTIME Magazine,Vogueand theNew York Times. Akinleye works with Reuters and is currentlyconducting doctoral research in Visual Anthropology, focusing on the dynamic complexities of framing, visual material culture and representation at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
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