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Meet An Alumnae : Mfon Nteke Ukam | Project Logistics Expert

Mfon Ijom Ukam, alumnae of excellence from the Class of 2000 is a gender specialist and Project Logistics professional. with a long experience in project support and has been part of the teams developing and conducting numerous social projects in West Africa.

She has worked as  a Youth Mobilization Consultant, Information Gathering Consultant and  coordinator, Mary Slessor Foundation where she trained  youths on life management skills at the NYSC orientation camp to be YouLead volunteers, monitored the activities of the YouLead volunteers, mobilized and selected youths for the project Youth Advisory Committee, bridging the relationship between her organization,  Cuso International and the programme.

Before moving to Cuso International, she was a Field Support Officer  GROWING (Women’s Rights Opportunities For Women Innovation  And Growth) Project    Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternatives (WRAPA) where she conducted Baseline survey, data collection, and data analysis. Supported entrepreneurial training and skills acquisition training of women in target communities, Writing and production of monthly and annual reports.

Mfon started her career at Girls’ Power Initiative as an Intern, co-Facilitating sessions on Reproductive Health and Rights and other management.

 TRAININGS/ WORKSHOPS

• KANITA Inaugural conference on gender studies,  “Researching the Lived Realities of Women and Gender Relations” Penang, Malaysia, October/November 2012
• African women in leadership Conference, Gambia, June 2012
• Capacity building workshop in Non- Violent Peace  Interventions for CSOs in Calabar organized by Impact for change and development in collaboration with International Fellowship of Reconciliation and Women PeaceMakers program
• Conflict Mitigation and Management, Leadership, Facilitation skills, Advocacy and Negotiation skills training, organized by Concern Universal in partnership with Comic Relief, UK. October 2008
• Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme IEC visibility and material development training, organized by UNICEF in partnership with European Union. May- June 2008
• Gender budgeting training organized by Center for Democracy and Development, in partnership with Nigerian Gender Budgeting Network (NGBN). May 2008
• CEDAW advocates training organized by women optimum development foundation and WRAPA, with support from CIDA. February 2008
• Facilitators training organized by girls power initiative
• Monitoring and evaluation workshop organized by girls’ power initiative in partnership with IWHC, November 2002
• Leadership training for youths organized by CHESTRAD international, Lagos, September 2000

RESEARCH PAPER
“The challenges of single teenage mothers in South-South Nigeria”. A research paper presented at the KANITA Inaugural conference on Gender studies, Penang, Malaysia. Co-authored by Dr. Edisua Ofoboche and Inemie Datie Ikoko.

Mfon is happily married and currently working as a Project Support  Lead and Logistics Officer in Cuso International

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