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1 Jul 2022 | (UK time) 11:00am - 12:00pm
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It is important for organisations to hire people of different nationalities, races, genders, different ability/disability and everyone needs to feel like they are truly welcome, safe and free to be themselves in the workplace. When workplaces create a culture of inclusion and respect, organisations become better equipped to harness the creativity, grit, and productivity of their employees.

In this webinar, the panellists discuss the role of leaders in an organisation’s inclusive culture, the recruitment strategies that reflect inclusiveness and how to ensure organisations are a safe space for employees.

Panellists:

Headshot of Tunde SawyerrTunde Sawyerr - Director of Human Resources & Administration at Save the Children International

Tunde Sawyerr has over thirteen years of experience working in the banking, government and INGO sectors. In these sectors, he has occupied legal and human resources roles. He is a trained lawyer with 14 years post-call experience at the Nigerian Bar. In his current role as Director of Human Resources & Administration at Save the Children International, he has been part of an organization-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) drive with a focus on the West and Central Africa region. As a trainer on the topic, he has led on sessions in Understanding Unconscious Bias at Work, Cultural Competency, Microaggression Development & Understanding, amongst other competency areas of DEI.

 

 

Headshot of Ishaq AdamuIshiyaku Adamu - National President, Nigeria Association of the Blind [NAB]

Ishiyaku Adamu has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Gombe State University, Nigeria and a Master's degree in Political Economy  from the University of Manchester, UK. He is a dedicated disability rights activist and an academic. From 2005 to date, Ishiyaku has held numerous positions on disability rights and advocacy in and outside Nigeria. He was the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow. 

As National President of the umbrella body of blind persons in Nigeria since 2015, Ishiyaku has worked with other stakeholders to successfully lobby for the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty by Nigeria in 2017. He has also worked as Consultant with World Blind Union from 2020 to 2021 and he was  one of the lead researcher for the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) and Safeguarding Resource and Support Hub (RSH) project that took place in 6 states across Nigeria.

 

 

Chair:

Headshot of Oge ChukwudozieOge Chukwudozie - National Representative for the Nigeria Hub and a safeguarding professional

Oge Chukwudozie is a safeguarding/protection professional, with over 15 years’ experience in the aid sector. She has worked with different organisations, including Africare, Christian Aid and Save the Children. Oge has worked in various thematic areas such as education, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and emergency response. She is currently the National Representative for the RSH Nigeria Hub.

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