Profile of New LDM Fellows Selected from April 2008 to February 2009 1. Alhaji Abubakar Mainasara Mu azu He was born on August 22nd 1979. He is from Sokoto State and holds a BSc in Botany and Certificate in Computer Studies. He is a classroom teacher and now he works in Community Centre for Development, a Community based CSO whose activities have had high impact on education and social development projects in Sokoto. He is the Program Officer II of the organization Phone: 08036892090 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Aminu Hassan Gamawa He is from Bauchi State. He was born on September 9th 1979.He holds a Diploma in Sharia and Civil law, a B.L (Second Class Upper) from the College of Legal Studies, Maiduguri. He went to Nigerian Law School and has a certificate in Dispute Resolution, from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Aminu is associated with the Women’s Rights Advancement Protection Alternative (WRAPA) and supports several women’s NGOs programs in the area of reproductive rights. Phone: 08032868697 Email: email@example.com 3. Alhaji Abubakar Attahiru was born in Adamawa State on 1st January 1978. He has a postgraduate diploma in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, from International Health Center Karolin’s Institute Stockholm. He has coordinated the activities of Ku Saurara listener Clod and YSO for KS111, the radio program healthy behavior among young people in Kaduna North, coordinated and nurtured the formation of groups, providing computational research support on RH and participate actively in providing training and support in the area of Reproductive Health. Phone: +234 803 5960 587 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 4. Alhaji Awwal N. Imam He was born on May 1st 1979 in Kaduna State. He had primary and tertiary education in Lagos and Kaduna. He is community activist who has worked in various capacities in gender, human and social development programs in Northern Nigeria Phone: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 5. Alhaji Hassan Aliyu Karofi He was born on 31st December 1971. He is a journalist who works with Media Trust Limited and is currently the regional coordinator with his office located at 30c Abdullah Mai Adua House Fagge, Kano. He has a BA Mass Communication, and is currently reading for the MA Mass Communications from Bayero University. He also holds a Certificate in Computer Appreciation. He has written several articles and covered major stories on reproductive health in Northern Nigeria. Phone: 2348035014211 E-Mail, Nagodo2000@yahoo.com 6. Hajiya Maryam Ali Ali was born in Kano on 15th August 1970. She is a lecturer in Saadatu Rimi College of Education. She has a Higher Islamic Studies Grade 11 Certificate, went to College of Arabic and Islamic Studies Rikko, Jos, has a Diploma in Adult Education Community Services from University of Jos, a B .A Degree in Islamic Studies from University of Jos and a M .A Degree in Islamic Studies from Usman Danfodiyo University 2005 Phone: 08035837949 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 7. Maryam Ama Buba Hajiya Maryam Ama Buba is from Nassarawa State and was born on 2nd November 1954. She is a nurse/midwife and was trained in School of Midwifery Jos 1972 -1976. She worked as staff nurse/midwife in General hospital Jengre, Anakwano hospital Jos, as a clinical instructor of school of Midwifery Jos, as Midwife Tutor School of Midwifery, Jos JUTH, as vice principal School of Midwifery, Vom Plateau State, Principal School of Midwifery, Vom, Plateau State, Chief Midwife Tutor, MOH Lafia, Assist Director Nursing State Ministry OF Health, Lafia. She attended University of Jos for her B.Sc Public Administration, University College Hospital Ibadan DNE, and University of Jos for her ADPA. She also worked with UNFPA/SMOH RH Project Coordinator, and was a Technical Aid Corps Volunteer in the Gambia for one year. Presently, she is retired and has a small NGO and she is experienced in public and NGO activities. Phone: 08065610593 Email: Maryamama755@yahoo.com 8. Alhaji Ishaq Muhammad Nasir He was born in Gombe State on 17thAugust 1970. He works in Community Empowerment Development Association (CEDA). He is a registered Nurse in Bauchi State. He has a Bachelor of Science Child Health Nursing from Royal College of Education and a Masters degree in Psychology (in view) from the Commonwealth Open University. He also has information Technology by American Peace Corps in Gambia, acquired leadership training with the British Council, Abuja and is also a member of the National Association of Nigeria Nurse and midwives. Phone: 08036137652 Email: email@example.com 9. Saadatu Baba Ahmed She was born on July 27th 1984 and an indigene of Kano State. She has a Diploma in internet Technology and Bachelor of Arts Hausa/English from Bayero University. She has also attended the Writer Bureau Manchester England Creative Writing Correspondence. Sa’adatu is currently an Author and free-lance writer in Kano. Course. Phone: 064-956751, 08036966681 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 10. Alh.Sadiq Mohammed Rabiu He was born on 1st may 1974 in Okene of Kogi state. He is a holder of B.Eng (metallurgical) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Alhaji Sadiq is currently working with Ummah Support Initiative of Nigeria at the Supreme Council of Islamic affairs as Program Manager. Phone: 08035936277 Email: Rab787@yahoo.com 11. Hajiya Sa adatu Muhammed She was born on April 16th 1972, she works in the News Agency of Nigeria near Borno Council. She has an advanced diploma in mass communication and a diploma in computer science. She worked in Gombe Media Corporation for six years and is presently working for Voice of America (Hausa) service. Telephone: 08029120673 Email: email@example.com 12. Auwal Muhammad Tahir He is an indigene of Kano State, he was born on 23rd July 1975. Auwal studied Sociology and Economics from Bayero University, Kano (1999) and Post Graduate Diploma Education in English from Federal Collage of Education, Kano (2006). He is currently working with Adolescent Health and Information Project (AHIP) Kano as a Program Officer; he also has strong Monitoring and Evaluation experience. Auwal attended different professional trainings and has a very strong facilitation and training skills. Phone: 08036529040 Email: uwaniyunusa@yahoo .com 13. Hallima Abdullahi She was born on May 5th 1961 from Borno State and she obtained a certificate in Nursing and Midwife. She has 26 years working experience in both Government and in the NGO sector. She is currently a chief Nursing Officer and member of Women in DA’AWAH WAL-IRSHAD and Indimi Mosque Committee Women Session. Phone: 08058975132 E-mail: 14. Largema Bukar He is an indigene of Borno State and he was born on 16th January 1966. He completed his Nursing School in Maiduguri and holder of Master Degree in Health Planning & Management, and B.Sc Public Admin. He practiced Nursing between 1983- 1987 and was a Health Planning officer in 2002, where he later worked with the NGO Borno Coalition for democracy and Progress (BOCODEP) as Director of the Health section. He has attended many trainings on Gender based budgeting for maternal health. Phone: 08028375036 & 08034132355 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 15. Mrs Lydia Shehu Gar She was born on 10th November 1960 in Alkalare of Bauchi State. She is a holder of Master Degree and B.Sc Sociology from University of Maiduguri. Mrs. Lydia is currently a Director in the Ministry of Women Affairs of Bauchi State Government, she worked in different departments with different responsibility regarding women and children in the public sector in her civil service career. She is also a member of several NGOs such as; Development Exchange Commission (DEC), Association of Social Workers (ASW), Women in Nigeria (WIN), UNDP-LDP Alumni Association e.t.c. Phone: 08079309615 & 08027322220 Email: 16. Ms Talatu Aliyu She was born on 30th April 1976 in Jaba of Kaduna State. Talatu is a trained and experienced mediator working with Interfaith Mediation Centre as Program Officer. She is a holder of B.Ed in English Language from ABU Zaria and attended a lot of trainings within and outside Nigeria, the most recent of which was called “ Building Citizen Engagement and Conflict Resolution Skills in Inter-religious and Inter-ethnic Conflict resolution Approaches” University of Massachusetts Boston, USA. Phone: 08035930713 Email: email@example.com 17. Hajia Aisha Ibrahim She is an indigene of Kaduna State born on 26th November 1973. She has both Government and NGO working experiences. She worked as a nurse in government hospitals and she is currently a Director with Support Health and Education for Development (SHED) in Kaduna State. She is a holder HND in Public Health, a Professional Nurse and midwife. She is currently working as a Senior Zonal Health Officer Northwest in Nigeria. She worked with communities in the area of Girl child education, awareness campaign/sensitization on reduction of maternal mortality, campaign on HIV for women in Puddah. Phone: 08069139502 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 18. Sanni Adamu He was born on February 6, 1972 and he is an indigene of Giwa from Kaduna State. He holds a Diploma in public Administration from Kaduna Polytechnic in 2002 and higher National Diploma in Islamic education, 1993. He was a teacher for almost 4 years and is currently working with Waff Road mosque Forum as Administrative officer. Phone: 08022667710 E-mail : 19. Umar Farouk Mohammed He is an indigene of Kebbi State but has his working career in Kaduna State, and he was born on November 17, 1968. Farouk holds a Higher National Diploma in Production Engineering from Polytechnic Kebbi and attended several trainings including an overseas training from German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relation, Stuttgart, 2007. He has strong NGO work experience, he has been worked with organizations in different capacities and currently, he is the Senior Program Manager/Admin Officer with Interfaith Meditation Centre in Kaduna. Phone No: 08036944383 E-mail : 20. Uwani Yunusa She is an indigene of Gumel from Jigawa State, she was born in 1960.Uwani is a trained teacher with National Certificate in Education (NCE), she practiced her career at primary and post primary school for almost 15 years. She also has NGO experience and Member of many CSOs and Associations, she is a Secretary of Gumel Emirate Women Development Association, Chairperson- Better life Programme for Rural Women, Treasurer- SWAN, State Assistant Secretary-WRAPA, State President-FOMWAN and a lot other organizations. Phone No: 08036529040 E-mail :email@example.com 21. Sha’afatu J. Abubakar She was born on 26th October 1977 in Zamafara State. She is a trained Senior Community Health Extension Worker and currently working at PHC Wanke as an officer in charge of MCH. Sha’afatu was also involved on community-based research on Child spacing and reproductive health in Zamfara State for Family Health International. Phone No: 08063616072 E-mail : 22. Arzika Abubakar He was born in Gusua of Zamfara State on 1st June 1978. He is a trained Senior Community Health Extension Worker and a holder of HND in Environmental Health (2005) from School of Hygiene Kano. Arzika has both Government and NGO working experiences, as he worked as officer in charge of Kasharuwa/Abarma Clinic in Gusau and Peer Educator on creating awareness on HIV/AIDS for YOSPIS, a Kano based NGO for almost 3 years. He has also conducted several researches on child spacing for organizations such as Family Health International. Phone No: 08064656527 E-mail : 23. Lami Sumayya Murtala She is an indigene of Kano State, and she was born on 4th May 1963 at Kofar Mata. She got her NCE from Kano state Collage of Education (2004) and is currently working with Freedom Radio as a producer. During her work at freedom radio, she produced a Health Programmes called Sabon Shafi, In Baku (discussions on matrimonial affairs) and Ba’amakaraba (health program on HIV/AIDS). She has acquired the status of a famous media personality. Phone No: 08023606457, 08062639648 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org 24. Zainab N Mohammed She was born in Kano State on 15th November 1981. She is a graduate of Biochemistry from University of Maiduguri (2004) and currently working with a youth focused NGO, YEHDI as a program officer. Zainab is also a focal person NGO for the National Education Network, CSACEFA, in Kano State and attended various workshops such as Advocacy Skills Development on HIV/AIDS. Phone No: 08056869686 E-mail : email@example.com 25. Muhammad Sidi Ali He was born on 26th September 1982 in Kano. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and a Bachelor of Art in Hausa Language from Bayero University Kano. He is currently a Program Assistant, Policy & Advocacy with COMPASS/USAID and worked in different capacities in NGOs. Phone: 08028180897 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 26. Rakiya A Muhammad She was born on 26th August 1972 in Kogi State. Rakiya holds a Master Degree in Personnel Psychology from University of Ibadan and Bachelor of Art Degree in Mass Communication from Bayero University Kano. She has 10 years working experience in journalism and currently working with Media Trust as Bureau Chief in Sokoto State. Phone: 08035921539 E-mail: email@example.com 27. Balarabe Hassan Wurno He was born on 5th March 1964 in Sokoto State. Balarabe obtained a Diploma and Certificate in Community Development & Adult Education from Kaduna Polytechnic (1988). He has almost 20 years working experience in both Government and NGO, and currently he is a Senior Programme Officer with Education Empowerment Initiative in Nigeria (EEIN) Sokoto State. He has initiated many projects on girl child education for which he has received commendations. Phone: Email: 28. Abdullahi Zakari He was born on 10th April 1963 in Fagge of Kano State. Abdullahi has B.Sc in Political Science from Bayero University, Kano. He is currently working with State Ministry of Education Since 1997, he also has a practical experience in Journalism. He is a community leader heading a local CSO which has carried out advocacy projects in reproductive health. He has attended several trainings and workshops on drama in HIV/AIDS and RH. Phone: 08025560842 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .