Inspire Community Network Foundation is a registered non-governmental organisation committed to empowering local youth to drive positive change within their communities. Our core belief is that an empowered youth is the cornerstone of an empowered community. Through rigorous training, collaborative project design, and a focus on sustainability, we equip young leaders with the tools and knowledge they need to identify and address pressing community issues at their roots.
An empowered youth is the equivalent of an empowered community.
Inyene Adiaha Nsa is a writer, a cultural organizer, and an international program management consultant with over ten years of nonprofit management. Inyene has worked across departments including in supervisory roles, research and data collection processes, problem analysis, grant management and compliance, fundraising, program design, community outreach, and implementation.
She’s worked or consulted for the State of Delaware Human and Social Services through Social Contract in Pennsylvania, the United States, State of Rhode Island Department of Health, the National Society of Black Engineers, Mighty Writers, Norris Square Community Alliance, to mention but a few.
Her works have received numerous national and international awards and fellowships Including the African Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum Empowerment Award (AWIEF) 2018, the Muhlenberg Goodwill Award 2021, the Jim Schneider Award for Social Justice 2021, the Edwin W. Miller Award 2021, the Dalai Lama Fellowship 2019, the Royal Commonwealth Associate Fellowship 2016, the Internet Society Award 2017, the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum Award 2016, the UN Empower Women Champion for Change 2016, and the Sojourner Truth Women and Gender Award 2021. In 2015, Inyene was the first Nigerian selected out of 3000 young leaders across Africa to represent the African Union at the Fora: Network for Change (formerly known as G(irl)20 Summit). Inyene founded Inspire Community Network Foundation at the age of eighteen under the name Kate Tales Foundation.
Ese Emmanuel is a writer, cultural worker and curator, among other things. Their work prioritizes the radical imaginary: conscious acts of space-making for
collaboration, play, care and rest. Ese was recently announced as a Rajat Neogy
Editorial Fellow at A Long House. Ese is the first Artistic Director for Ibom
International Arts and Book Festival.
Ayodeji Dare is a result-oriented Finance and Business Intelligence Analyst with over five years of experience in finance management and budgeting. Deji has a track record of providing accurate financial reporting throughout organizations in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Skilled in strategic management, treasury, tax, and accounts payable processes, Deji possesses strong leadership, finance and people management, and business development skills with a proven record of accomplishment of high-quality service delivery, working within multidisciplinary and multinational team environments.
Unique Immaculate is a writer, a program manager and a human’s rights advocate with over seven years of experience in SDGs advocacy and program development. Unqiue’s work spans programming departments including community volunteer management, arts and culture, project management, curriculum development, training and team leadership.
Eniola is a legal and compliance professional. He sits on the membership team at Nextier Capital Ltd, where he leads the “Nextier Power Dialogue”, a monthly public discourse on critical issues in the Nigerian power sector vis-a-vis international standards. He is also a Counsel at Akoh Ocheni, a member at Olaotan Ajose-Adeogun & Co, a member at Stalwart Legal Practitioners where he provides legal, corporate, and business advisory services to a female focused
FinTech startup at a post money valuation of $8,000,000, and he’s a team Lead at Stalwart Legal Practitioners.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AnuOluwapo Adelakun is an Investigative Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker and Development Practitioner working on underreported issues in Nigeria. She is a founding member of the Women’s Economic Imperative (WEI), a UNICEF Voices of Youth alumni, Carrington Youth Fellow of the US Consulate in Nigeria, US Consul General Award Recipient, UN WOMEN/Empower Women Global Champion for Change, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Chevening alumna, USGEEA Women achievers awardee, Bertha Fellow, Kevin Carmody investigative journalism Awardee and served as the pioneer director of video productions at ‘The Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation’- Nigeria’s leading online newspaper publication. Her stellar journalistic film work has seen her contribute to policy-making, spur government action and deliver important addresses at the Cambridge Union and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the UK government. She continues to pursue research and impact in areas of corruption in public administration, evaluating the effectiveness of public good projects and social intervention programs, social disadvantage and csocio-economic justice as well as environmental inequalities.
Elizabeth Osayande is a Journalist, a Gender activist, a Mentor, and the founder of Elizabeth Osayande Foundation. She studied Mass Communication at Lagos State University and currently works as a freelancer in Vanguard Newspaper Limited, where she writes features on Investigative reports.
She is the chairman of the board of Directors of Mipamuwu Children and Development Foundation and the founder of Female Freelancers Federation (FFF) a network committed to female journalists that seek ways to upscale their profession via sharing of resources, collaborating and networking, and the organisation of engaging fora, among others. Elizabeth is a Women in Journalism Fellow, an African Foundation for Young Media Professionals recipient, with training and fellowships spanning Journalism, Ethics, Entrepreneurship and Technology.
Victor Enesi is an AI Engineer and a writer. He grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, amidst devout parents. He is an ardent believer in humanity, and in the individual’s potential for continuous self development. He has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Teesside University, Middlesborough, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus. Victor is currently working on numerous projects that center around solving real-world problems using technology.
Unyime Ekanem brings over five years of medical outreach experiences across rural communities in Lagos Nigeria. As an advocate for access to affordable healthcare, his works span across community development and equality in healthcare services.
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