ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Technology for Social Change and Development Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2016. Tech4Dev was established to empower African communities with digital skills that will bridge the gap of unskilled labour needed for the future of work. We have over the years, implemented projects that inspire, advocate, and train people on basic digital skills, programming skills, and essential skills needed for the future of work. The African youth is inaptly engaged in low-quality jobs with low opportunities for sustainable development. As low-skilled jobs are lost to automation, it is critical that young people are equipped with the necessary skills to secure decent work.

MEET THE TEAM

Diwura Oladepo

Co-founder and Executive Director for Tech4dev

She is passionate about a world of no poverty and believes that improving the livelihood of women by giving them access to financial independence, creating and providing them equal opportunities will ultimately reduce the rate of poverty in nations.

She works predominately in the technology space, championing projects that bridge the digital knowledge divide between men and women.

Diwura has a Master of Advanced Management from Yale School of Management and an MBA from Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University. She serves on the Executive Board of the Lagos Business School Alumni Association.

Diwura Oladepo

Co-founder and Executive Directo

Joel Ogunsola

Founder/Director of Development

Joel has a strong passion for sustainable development, access to skill and opportunity for young people, technology, and social entrepreneurship.

Joel is focused on helping emerging underserved communities have access to technology, and he does this by providing partnerships and sustainability advisory for Tech4Dev.

He currently serves as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Innovation and Partnerships where he heads the Ondo State Office of Innovation and Partnerships.

Joel Ogunsola

Founder / Director of Development

Michael John

Senior Programs Manager

Michael has over 6 years of experience in supporting digital communities and tech-enabled start-ups to thrive in sub-Saharan Africa and has worked with a number of international and local organisations to implement strategic programs including the World Bank, GIZ and various state governments.

Michael believes that the sustainability and interdependence of effective local community is the key to successful nation building.

Michael John

Senior Programs Manager

Blessing Ashi

Programs Lead for Basic Digital Skills

Blessing is passionate about women development, especially in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. She finds time to train women on healthy living and body hygiene.

She also works on topics relating to education and continuously champion initiatives that is focused on digital literacy for children.

Blessing is a graduate of Human Physiology from the University of Calabar, Calabar. She enjoys taking up new challenges, meeting people, and traveling to new places.

Blessing Ashi

Programs Lead for Basic Digital Skills

Yemisi Arowosafe

Communications Lead

She loves telling stories; she believes that communications and storytelling are powerful tools to change narratives and advance change, especially for non-profit organizations.

She's passionate about helping people and believes that life has more meaning when you can help make someone's life meaningful.

She's interested in art, reading, traveling, volunteering/community involvement and music.

Yemisi Arowosafe

Communications Lead

Adenike Smith

Talent Lead

Adenike is passionate about people management and organisational culture.

She graduated from the University of Lagos with a B.Sc. Industrial Relations and Personnel Management. She is passionate about people management and organisational culture.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing games, swimming, watching movies and hanging out with friends and colleagues.

Adenike Smith

Talent Lead

Joy Uche

Programs Associate

Joy Uche was once a beneficiary of the Nigerian Women Techsters Initiative and is now a Programs Associate at Tech4Dev. She is an effective communications specialist that is passionate about community-led development with a demonstrated history of volunteering in the development space.

She loves executing female-focused initiatives and advocating for inclusive and sustainable development in Africa. Joy is on a mission to implement the Women Techsters Initiative, which seeks to train 5 million young women across Africa by 2030

Her role at Tech4Dev allows her to impact the lives of girls and women like her across Africa with the skills required for accessing decent work and economic stability.

Joy Uche

Programs Associate

Chidalu Emeagi

Executive Assistant to the Co-founder/Director of Partnerships and Sustainabilit

Chidalu is a graduate of Sociology from Obafemi Awolowo University. She is a creative passionate about gender balance and globalization. Her hobbies include traveling and writing.

Chidalu Emeagi

HR Intern

Oluwatobi Adeyemi

Finance Associate

Oluwatobi Adeyemi is a graduate of Finance from the University of Lagos and also a certified chartered accountant (ACA) with a keen interest in the technology industry.

When he is not handling finance related issues, he spends his free time coding and learning.

Oluwatobi Adeyemi

Finance Associate

Chigozie Paul

Communications Associate

She is a graduate of Finance from the University of Lagos. She is passionate about storytelling and has a budding interest in Data Analysis.

She believes that if the world would change for the better then, content would be the tool.

Chigozie Paul

Communications Associate

Victor Mabia

Partnership and sustainability Intern

Victor Mabia hails from Anambra State in Nigeria. He is a graduate of economics. He is enthusiastic about identifying opportunities and challenges and seeking sustainable answers for real change in human and social development.

Victor Mabia

Communications Associate

Usman Gafar

Communications Intern

Usman Gafar is a graduate of Computer Science from the Lagos State University. He is a tech enthusiast and a skilled graphics designer who is passionate about what he does.

He is result oriented and particular about using his knowledge to impart up and coming tech enthusiasts. Usman loves to travel, learn new things, and make new friends.

Usman Gafar

Communications Intern

Omolade Ladipo

Programs Associate

Omolade is passionate about human capital development. She is a graduate of Human Resource Management from the University of Lagos.

She believes her work at Tech4Dev will help her sharpen her skills amidst the organization's professional work culture.

Omolade Ladipo

Programs Associate

Kolawole Jolayemi - Instructional Design Lead

Instructional Design Lead

Kolawole is a certified Instructor with an engineering background. He is passionate and experienced at creating engaging learning experiences for people.

He enjoys analysing and engaging in conversations around various subject matters, ranging from tech to engineering, music, travelling, football, among other things.

Kolawole Jolayemi

Instructional Design Lead

Oluwatoyin Akande

Associate Content Manager

Oluwatoyin is passionate about inclusivity of women in the workplace especially in the digital world.

She enjoys learning about human behavior, interactions and communications. She also like loves to write and read.

Oluwatoyin Akande

Associate Content Manager

Hannah Durojaiye

Graphics Design Lead

Hannah is passionate about Design. She is a self-taught graphics designer with work history in branding and advertising. She is also skilled in art direction, presentation design, Adobe Photoshop and illustrator.

She enjoys watching documentaries and anime and thinking of new ways to become rich, legally.

Hannah Durojaiye

Graphics Design Lead

Titobiloba Raji

Graphics design Associate

Raji Titobiloluwa is a forward-thinking individual with a personal drive to solve problems and create value. I thrive in systems that require innovation towards achieving organizational, national and global goals.

He contributes his quota to the use of design as a tool for communication at Tech4Dev

Titobiloba Raji

Graphics design Associate

Omolola Shopeju

Alunmi Community Manager

Omolola is a development professional who has led projects in technology, education, and health.

She is enthusiastic about using her program management skills to oversee initiatives that empower people to live their best lives. After working to improve educational outcomes for girls in over 10 communities on previous projects, she now focuses on strengthening the capacity of Tech4Dev's alumni community in order to increase overall program impact

Omolola Shopeju

Alunmi Community Manager

Ooreofe Lawanson

Placement Associate

Ooreofe is a social development enthusiast with a passion for providing an enabling environment for people in low-income communities to develop.

Ooreofe Lawanson

Placement Associate

Toyin Oladeji

Programs Intern

Toyin is passionate about community impact and development. She enjoys reading, writing, watching movies and taking road trips.

Toyin Oladeji

Programs Intern

Femi Awopegba

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Manager

Femi is a research and data, science enthusiast. He has a penchant for adopting cutting-edge technology and techniques, in combination with relevant traditional tools for solving the complex development problems of our world.

Femi Awopegba

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Manager

Maryann Nwokoye

Programs Intern

Maryann is a graduate of Mass Communication from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. She is creative and passionate about the development of people and communities.

Maryann Nwokoye

Programs Intern

Emmanuel Owoyemi

Associate Graphics Designer

Emmanuel is a graduate of Quantity Surveying at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. He loves everything about Design, Technology, Construction, Music and Education.

Emmanuel Owoyemi

Associate Graphics Designer

Paul Andrew

Community Mangement Intern

Paul Andrew is a Development Enthusiast. He is passionate about harnessing quality education and skills for community development. He is a teen’s leadership coach and an advocate of Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG’s 3 and 4.

Paul Andrew

Community Mangement Intern

Kike Kareem

Programs Intern

Kike is an SDG advocate who believes that stakeholders must continually invest in education for actual development to happen in Africa.

Kike Kareem

Programs Intern

Isaac Akemu

Instructional Design Intern

Isaac is a graduate of the Chemical Engineering discipline from the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun. He is passionate in understanding the best way of transferring skill related information and the general development of Nigerian youths.

Isaac Akemu

Instructional Design Intern

Jeremiah Aderemilekun

Camera Operator

Jeremiah is a creative director with a demonstrated history of working as a photography, videography lighting specialist and virtual tour photographer. His motto has always been ‘Make awesome stuff, and have fun in the process.

Jeremiah Aderemilekun

Camera Operator

Femi Ojo

Sen. Partnership Engagement Manager

Femi is a detailed Oriented Individual with exquisite Leadership and Management skills. Oluwafemi has several years of experience and expertise within the Private, Public, and Development Sectors.

He is passionate about making an impact by leading a new generation of Youth as we work towards the African Union 2030 and 2063 Agenda. Femi is keen on sustainable partnerships and collaborations.

Femi Ojo

Sen. Partnership Engagement Manager

Oluwatosin Mayor-Olabiyitan

Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Learning

Oluwatosin is a research enthusiast with a special interest in data quality, analysis, monitoring and evaluation. She is also passionate about the use of research for societal advancement.

Oluwatosin Mayor-Olabiyitan

Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Learning

Ogheneruro Oluku

Photograpgher

Ogheneruro is a creative with an interest in a lot of things, such as music, chess and above all, photography.

Ogheneruro Oluku

Photograpgher

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Every day, we look to inspire growth and empower Africa for decent work. A career at Tech4Dev offers you a chance to make a difference in your life and in the lives of people we impact.

We have guaranteed opportunities to fulfill your full potential while positively impacting the society.

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