Education is power and it is no doubt that when you are equipped with this power, you can have unlimited doors opening up to you.
Dr. Alfred Mbeteh
Alfred is a highly recognized mentor, researcher, lecturer and business strategist whose experience has helped his students and clients experience astronomical growth within a very short period of time, he owns a Ph.D. in Business (Entrepreneurship) -University of West London
Dr. NseAbasi NsikakAbasi Etim
Lecturer and Global STEM leader
Dr. NseAbasi Etim holds PhD in Animal Physiology. As a STEM leader, she has inspired several students in different countries to love and choose STEM through volunteering as a mentor in Next Scholars, 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures, etc. She is a mentor in the Commonwealth Women Mentorship Program for African women and AFDB AfricavsVirus Challenge. Her great passion and contributions to science led to her selection as Future Leader, 2017 at Science and Technology Society (STS) Forum in Kyoto, Japan, she is an Ambassador of the New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Etim was also selected to participate in the 74th UN General Assembly in New York, USA, World Science Forum in Budapest, Hungary, and World Forum for Women in Science in Brazil.
Dr. Nsikak-Abasi Etim
Lecturer and Global Mentor
Dr. Etim He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, and has 20 years of teaching, mentoring, and research experience in the university. He is a widely traveled scholar whose researches have won several awards, scholarships, and grants from many international organizations.
Dr. Etim is a recipient of the award Open Source Leader by Commonwealth 100 (a new generation of leader from commonwealth equipped with skills and open source leadership model relevant to the 21st century), He is an advisory mentor in the Queen’s Young Leaders Mentoring Program, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Dr. Etim is also a mentor in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM – U Program) of the New York Academy of Science (USA), a mentor in the Junior Academy Program of the New York Academy of Science (USA), and a mentor in the Commonwealth Mentorship Program.
Dr. Yakama M. Jones
Economist, Educator, Entrepreneur
Dr. Mrs. Yakama Manty Jones (Nee Mara) is the youngest female director in the Government of Sierra Leone’s Civil Service in which she currently leads the Research and Delivery Division in the Ministry of Finance. Dr. Jones has a proven track record of civil and public service having started her career as a Budget Analyst at the Budget Bureau. Dr. Jones is an expert in Development Economics, Finance, International Business, Economic Policy, Econometrics, Data Analysis, Delivery Systems, and Project Management.
Dr.Jones is an entrepreneur and the Chief Executive Officer of Peninsular Innovation Group, an indigenous company operating in the shipping and manufacturing industries in Sierra Leone. The company is also one of the leading manufactures of consumables under the brand ‘Crystal Clear’ where they currently produce products such as water, detergent powder, carbonated soft drinks, and fruit juices.
Dr. Fatmatta Taqi
Dir. of Academic & Career Advisory & Counselling USL
Dr. Fatmatta Taqi (nee Cole) is an academic and an advocate who is passionate about the empowerment of women and girls and strongly believes that education and relevant knowledge are key ‘changers’ of any situation. She is an avid reader and writer with a deep interest in the arts and culture. She has published poems and a short story in three Sierra Leonean Collections, coediting two of them.
Dr. Taqi holds a PhD in Multi-Disciplinary Social Sciences and an M.A. in Women’s Studies from the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education and a B.A. Degree in English and French from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.
Dr. Taqi is the Director of Academic & Career Advisory & Counselling Services (ACACS), the Students Complaints Commissioner at the University of Sierra Leone, for its three constituent colleges: Fourah Bay College (FBC), Institute of Public Administration & Management (IPAM) & the College of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS).
She is also a lecturer in the Department of Language Studies and the Institute for Gender Research & Documentation (INGRADOC) at Fourah Bay College. With a passion for gender parity, equity, and inclusion, Dr. Taqi is the immediate past president of the renowned 50/50 Group of Sierra Leone and serves in various capacities within other organisations.
Kohol Shadrach Iornem, PhD, is a senior lecturer at the International Foundation Group, where he teaches Business Management, Research Methods and Study Skills to students enrolled on the Pre- PhD Preparation Programme. He is also the Director of Programmes at the London Graduate School.
In this position, he provides guidance, advice, and facilitation in all aspects of organizational development, from strategy formulation to change management. Kohol is the author of ‘A Social Science Student’s Guide to Surviving your PhD’ and ‘Job satisfaction and turnover intentions among university lecturers in Nigeria’ (PhD thesis). He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, presented papers at academic conferences, and also chaired conference sessions for the Human Resource Management track and Organizational Transformation, Change and Development track at the British Academy of Management.
Kohol holds a PhD in Management from Cardiff Metropolitan University, an MBA from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Metallurgical Engineering from the Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria.
In his tenure as President of the Mutual Union of Tiv in the United Kingdom (MUTUK) – a UK registered charitable organisation, Kohol has gained proven leadership experience.
He enjoys promoting and enhancing the socio-economic and cultural development of Tiv people in the UK and supporting similar advancements in Tivland, Nigeria.
Dr. Aisha Fofana Ibrahim
Feminist Scholar, Advocate and Researcher
Aisha Fofana Ibrahim is a feminist scholar, researcher and Gender Equality and Social Inclusion advocate/consultant and one of Sierra Leone’s foremost scholars and practitioners in Gender and Development who strongly believes that power and privilege should be used in the service of others. She is the immediate past Director for the Institute for Gender Research and Documentation (INGRADOC) at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone and also the immediate past president of the 50/50 group of Sierra Leone, a prominent civil society organization in Sierra Leone that focuses on ensuring women’s equal political representation and promoting gender equality in Sierra Leone.
Dr Ibrahim is a senior lecturer at the Institute for Gender Research and Documentation (INGRADOC), Fourah Bay College and the Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2 of the college.
As an academic and practitioner, Dr Fofana Ibrahim straddles the divide between policy and practice, both teaching about gender to graduate and undergraduate students as well as promoting women’s empowerment in practice. As a gender equality activist, her current advocacy focus is on ensuring an increased representation of women in decision making and leadership. Her current academic research focus is on gender and artisanal mining, women’s access to justice and women and disability but has also worked on women’s political participation, women in war and peacebuilding.
Dr Fofana Ibrahim has vast experience mentoring both students and professionals locally and internationally and has served as a mentor with a number of mentoring programs such as the Africa Common Purpose mentoring program the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WASCI) program.
Dr Hindolo George-Williams
Lecturer in Energy Engineering
Dr Hindolo George-Williams is a Lecturer in Energy Engineering at the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development of De Montfort University in the United Kingdom. He is a former Commonwealth scholar and holds a dual PhD in Risk & Uncertainty Engineering from the University of Liverpool and Nuclear Engineering from the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Energy Systems at the University of Oxford, where he was recognised as 1 of 100 black researchers, for academic excellence in the history of the university – as part of the university’s 2020 Black History Month celebrations.
Dr George-Williams is a founding member of the Sierra Leone Association of Young Engineers and he has mentored many young engineers. He looks forward to mentoring students and early career professionals from a STEM background who are willing to put in the extra work.