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					Consulting Profile: Ben Arikpo
              Ben Arikpo is owner/manager of Akada Konsults (AK), an Organisation
              Development (OD) and Capacity building Consultancy firm based in Lagos
              – Nigeria. Ben holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Sociology from the
              University of Calabar, were he lectured for six years before leaving to work
              with various international development agencies and donors. Ben is a
              Certified Organisation Development Consultant and member of the
              International Organisation Development Association (IODA), Organisation
              Development Network (OD Network), and Chairs the Capacity Building for
              Organisation Development in Africa (CODA), the continental training
              institute for OD. He is an Executive Committee member of IODA and
              chairs the Host Country Organizing Committee for the 19th IODA
              Conference in Abuja - Nigeria.



Experience    He     has more than twenty years of work experience in development,
              training of trainers, facilitation and moderation, Organisation Development
              Consulting, Institutional Development and Capacity Building consultancy
              with small medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), non-government
              organizations (NGOs), multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies (such as
              DFID, USAID, GTZ, CIDA, British Council, etc) and churches. Currently,
              he spends his time mentoring a team of OD Facilitators in Nigeria, coaching
              executives of SMMEs and NGOs as well as facilitating processes of
              institutionalisation of these organizations. Among the interventions
              facilitated include Business Plan Development, Strategic Planning, Policies
              and Procedures Development, Board Development and Succession
              Planning, Marketing and Sales Planning, Change Management, Building
              Cross-Cultural Work Teams, Multicultural Project Management, training
              and facilitation.


Recent        Among the recent assignments Ben has undertaken are training of a team
Assignments   of 9 consultants undergoing OD training for DFID – CBDD Project in
              Nigeria, Training of 19 OD Consultants from across Africa by CODA,
              various NGO training programs in fundraising, leadership, change
              management, multicultural project management, financial management,
              trainer of trainers, etc. He is one of the lead facilitators on the State and
              Local Government Programme (SLGP), a Reform programme in Benue,
              Ekiti and Jigawa States of Nigeria. The programme is funded by DFID and
              Managed by Hunting Development Ltd-UK.

              Some of his clients are, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria,
              Ford Foundation, International Federation of the Red Cross, German
              Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Department for International Development
              (DFID), German Red Cross, British Red Cross and Nigeria Red Cross,
              ActionAid Nigeria, Forward Africa, Youth Resources Development Centre
             (YORDEL- Africa), Nigeria Organisation for Solidarity and Development,
             Society for Family Health, Family Health International and Centre for
             Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), USAID, National Centre
             for State Courts, etc. Among the SMMEs supported are Edifem Nigeria Ltd,
             Transerve Nigeria Ltd., DevMedia Nigeria Ltd., Tanzanian Industrial
             Machines Tools Ltd, Arusha, etc.
Networking   As     owner/manager of AK, he has collaboration and networking
             relationships with organizations and agencies across Africa, Europe and
             North America. Among these are, International NGO Training and
             Resource Centre (INTRAC) based in Oxford - UK, Swiss Association for
             Applied Psychology (SAAP) – Switzerland, International Organization
             Development (IOD) UK, Participatory Development Forum (PDF) Ottawa-
             Canada, Community Development Resources Association (CDRA) South
             Africa, OLIVE, South Africa, Eastern Africa NGO Support Unit (EASUN),
             Tanzania.
Extra-       In addition to being a practicing consultant, Ben is also an Assistant Pastor
curricular   at The Redeemed Christian Church of God - Abundant Grace Chapel
             located in Ajao Estate – Isolo, Lagos. Finally, Ben is married to Felicia and
Activities   both have two sons, Ben Arikpo Jr. and Yojosam.
Contact      14/16 Nduka Osadebey Street, Off Benson Anorue Str., Ajao Estate- Isolo,
             GPO Box 4896, Ikeja – Lagos, Nigeria
Details      Tel: +234-1-774-0295,Tel/Fax: +234-1-222-2522, Cell: +234-(0)803-403-
             5001
             Email barikpo@akadakonsults.net or akada.konsults@consultant.com;
             Website: http://www.akadakonsults.net




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