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Board of Trustees

Timothy Ali Yohanna

Chairman

Is a technical specialist skilled in research, programme management and coordination. Over the past 10 years of the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, he has been committed to documenting and reporting cases of human rights violations and abuses, as well as early warnings of conflict. He has been providing leadership for the formation of Network of Sexual Survivors in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States and building women capacity to effectively take action against harmful gender norms in their communities. Timothy coordinates community led action in strengthening capacity and oversight on human right principles in counter terrorism in lake Chad region, and also organizes and lead participatory dialogues, advocacy, local sensitization initiatives and target group exchanges that strengthen healthy gender and child protection policies in northeast Nigeria. He holds master’s in Research and Public Policy.

Mohammed Haruna

Secretary

Haruna is a local activist with over 20 years experience in leading campaigns and advocacy for protection of human rights at the grassroots level by state and non-state actors. He has provided technical support to several human rights organizations as a local Consultant / Volunteer in Northern Nigeria on a wide range of human rights issues including GBV and the rights of persons with special needs. He once pioneered a committee that looked into cases of human rights violations and abuses in northern Nigeria and vigorously campaigned for access to justice and social services by survivors and victims of conflicts.

Dr. Jebi Ibrahim

Member

He is a protection specialist skilled in research and action planning for the protection of most vulnerable groups in local communities. He has been mobilizing grassroots action to end rape and other gender based issues against women, children and young adults and has led campaigns for justice to victims of human rights in Northern Nigeria. Dr. Jebi has used his digital and physical security skills in advancing civic space in Nigeria northeast; the cause which have enabled him work closely with civil rights organizations in different capacities as volunteer, mobiliser and interpreter. He has a bachelor’s in Veterinary Medicine and a master’s degree in Theriogenology.