An avid scholar of Organizations, Diplomacy & Development, Omowumi Olumide Obidiran has been a cohesive force in strategizing, negotiating and aggregating resources in Africa’s development space for a decade and half.
An avid scholar of Organizations, Diplomacy & Development, Omowumi Olumide Obidiran has been a cohesive force in strategizing, negotiating and aggregating resources in Africa’s development space for a decade and half. ‘Mo Olumide is a Chartered Arbitrator, highly skilled in the science and art of Collaboration, Cooperation, Conflicts and Consensus; and comes from a well-rounded background in International & Comparative Law, International Development and Management Consulting via institutions like the Obafemi Awolowo University, University of San Diego/Université Paris, Sorbonne 1; The Asian African Legal Consultative Organisation’s Regional Centre for International & Commercial Arbitration, Cambridge College, Lagos Business School etc.
She has enjoyed a fast-paced career spanning the Non-Profit, (Inter-)Governmental and Private sectors, working various projects, networks and organizations such as:
The Nigerian Digital Development Project with Nigeria IT Professionals in the Americas (NITPA) and OneVillage Foundation, USA;
The Dakar, Senegal-based GIABA Project under the Financial Action Task Force (FATF);
The GAPP project under Microsoft/Intel and the Federal Government of Nigeria;
The Nigerianization (Expatriate/Local Content) project at the Nigeria LNG;
The World Bank [Employment Policy Review];
NCMG Training Institute Development for Negotiation & Conflict Management Group; Education Policy pilots for Teachers Without Borders, USA/Clinton Global Initiative, Africa; Community Radio Coalition for APC/Action Aid International;
Nigerians in Diaspora Summit for Fed. Ministry of Science & Technology/NIDO;
She has also served as member of Nigeria’s Delegation to the ILO, Geneva; Heinrich Boll Foundation Fellow to the ITU’s World Summit on Information Society; Parliamentarian at the African Youth Parliament, Nairobi – Kenya; UNOY West African Peacebuilder; Co-Chair on the Economic Commission for Africa’s ICT4D Network, AYIN. Etc.
From a previous position as Managing Partner, Collabs Africa Ltd. where she designed many ecosystem strategies to increase profitable partnerships between organizations, sectors and industries, she currently serves as Head, Corporate Strategy & Business Development for Colvi Ltd. (owners of Studio 24, TwinkleStar, Kodak Express Laboratories, Style Squad, Pretty Powder & College 24) where she doubles as Coordinator for the company’s revolutionary CSR Project tagged #SUMTHIN4DGIRLS which is training 100 vulnerable women in each state in Photography, Make Up, and Cinematography.
She strongly believes in Creating African Futures by Curating African Histories – without so much as a thousand words – One picture at a time! ‘Mo Olumide loves nature, travel, writing and music.