Lola Gani-Yusuf

A development/humanitarian professional specializing in Child Protection, Safeguarding, Gender and Communication for Development. With over ten years experience in Communication for Development, she has spent the last five years in the field of Child Protection and Safeguarding involving victim support, capacity building, research, policy and campaigns that advocate for the rights and welfare of trafficked African children in the UK. She has spoken at variousinternational child rights conferences and facilitated training for practitioners, social workers, solicitors, the London Metropolitan Police and the UK Boarder Agency on issues around child abuse linked to harmful traditional and cultural practices. She also provides expert report for leading UK law firms for use in immigration cases bordering on child rights, child protection, harmful traditional/religious practices and the risk on return to Nigeria.

She is currently the Child Safeguarding Adviser at Save the Children International, Nigeria, and has the overall responsibility of assessing the programmatic safeguarding risks to children in both humanitarian and development context. You can find some of her musings at chattymind.com. She holds a Masters Degree in Globalization and Development Studies from the University of Sussex, a Certificate in International Human Rights Law and Practice from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos.