10.11.12 International Day of the Girl
Thanks to the tireless efforts of AUDACIA participant Plan International, and its partners, the United Nations has declared October 11, 2012 to be the first-ever International Day of the Girl. ...
Uju Ofomata-Aderemi Will Be a Showcase Presenter
We are excited to announce that Uju Ofomata-Aderemi will be a showcase presenter at AUDACIA 2011.
Uju Ofomata-Aderemi is currently Programme Director, Mobile4Good projects at OneWorld UK, where she oversees mobile and Web-based community empowerment projects in Africa. In the last 5 years, she has overseen the development and implementation of the Learning about Living Programme, a sexual and reproductive health educational project which uses new media to empower adolescents (especially young girls), to improve their life chances. Following a successful two-year pilot in Nigeria, the programme is being scaled up across Nigeria, launched in Senegal and Morocco, and is set to launch in two other countries.
Uju has worked previously as a Pharmacist with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals in Nigeria, and as the Head of Corporate Affairs, led the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of a bank in Nigeria. She has an MBA and a MPH from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and her interest is in Public-Private and Voluntary sector partnerships for social development and poverty alleviation. Uju believes technology offers a real chance of improving healthcare for vulnerable groups if harnessed properly and is often seen speaking at conferences - including the World Economic Forum on Africa and mHealth summits - on the use of new media in health care, especially for young people.