Names in full: ADEDOYIN, Comfort Omolara

Contacts: Telephone: 07065914902; 07089956164; Email: larafort@ymail.com

Educational Qualifications: (with dates):

  • BSC Forestry (1992)
  • MSC Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (2000)
  • PHD Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (2010)

Membership of Professional Bodies:

  • Nigeria Rural Sociological Association
  • International Association of Impact Assessment
  • International Society for Ecology and Health
  • International Union of Health Promotion and Education

Key qualifications:

o   20 years of NGO, Development work experiences, Research and Advocacy

o   Social sector development expert – Development of Community Action Plans; Community Development activities & projects; Rural Livelihood development and Project Management

o   Training of Trainers and Workshop Facilitator

o   Training of Farmers organizations

o   Expert in Farmers Organizational Development

o   Institutional / Capacity Assessment of LGAs and NGOs

o   Micro Credit Administration; Community Mobilization expert and Group formation

o   Gender Mainstreaming, Analysis and Reporting in Programmes and Projects;

o   Climate change, Education and Awareness

o   Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills, Competence in conducting community diagnostic survey, Focus Group discussions (FGD), In-depth interview with key Informants (IDIs) and other PRA tools and Techniques.

Employment Experience/Work History:

  • September 2014 – to date: Community Mobilization Expert for Edo State on the EU funded Micro Delta Support Programme – Component 3
  • September, 2009 – July, 2012: Team Leader / Socio Economist Expert, European Union – Micro Projects Programme in Nine Niger Delta States (MPP9) of Nigeria
  • September, 2008 – August, 2009: Community Development / Gender Specialist, United Nations Development Programme – Millennium Villages Project, Nigeria (UNDP-MVP)
  • 1995 – 1998: Programme Officer Country Women Association of Nigeria (COWAN)

Ø  January, 2007- December, 2007: Deputy Programme Director- Building Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change (BNRCC Project), Nigerian Environmental Study/Action Team (NEST)

Ø  2001- 2006: Gender Officer (NEST): Canada –Nigeria Climate Change Capacity Development Project (C-NCCCDP).

Ø  2000 – 2004 : Programme Officer Nigerian Environmental Study/Action Team (NEST)

Short-term Consultancy Assignments

(1)   September, 2013 – 2014: Local Service Provider: Society for Cooperative Development International (SOCODEVI)

(2)   Technical expert for IDRC Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) Program – July – August, 2006

(3)   Project Leader for The Gender and Economic Reforms in Africa (GERA) Project in Nigeria- 2000-2004

(4)   Leader of a 2-member team for The Country Women Association of Nigeria/UNDP-Liberia on Rural Micro-credit finance and administration. Sept. 28 – Oct 10, 1998.