Busola Babalola

Snr. Programmes Manager

Busola has over twenty years’ experience in journalism and development. She holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in History from the University of Lagos and a Diploma in Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Lagos. Busola, at various times in her career, has held Media, Advertising and Marketing roles. Since she ventured into the development field, she has participated in national and international conferences on gender budgeting; participation of women in politics/governance in Nigeria; gender mainstreaming; Millennium/Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs/SDGs); violence against women; gender issues in the Nigerian 1999 Constitution; right to education; child sexual abuse; community development, etc. She has attended various capacity building programmes including the British Council training on gender mainstreaming, budget and women development, media monitoring for democratic electoral process, HIV/AIDS internet resources, science of HIV/AIDS, gender and socio-economic rights, network strengthening, communication, advocacy, facilitation, strategic planning, project management, etc. She enjoys watching Nigerian movies, listening to music and traveling.