Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

The Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) has appointed Brenda Anugwom as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to support women’s rights, political participation, and social development through various programs and initiatives. 

A statement made available Tuesday in Abuja by the NWTF Communications Manager Mujidat Agbabiaka, noted that ‘Brenda brings a wealth of experience and expertise in justice, gender equality, and social development to lead NWTF into the next phase of its mission’.

According to the statement Anugwom’s distinguished career spans over two decades, characterized by her unwavering commitment to advancing the rights of women and marginalized communities. The statement added that the new CEO has held key leadership positions in various national and international organisations, making significant contributions in the field of gender equality and social development.

“Previously, Brenda served as a Legal Advisor to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in South Sudan, providing critical legal and advisory support to multiple MSF sections where she advocated for justice and security sector reform in challenging environments.

“Additionally, her leadership experience is evident from her past role as a Country Advisor and Consultant for Policy Vault Africa, where she skillfully facilitated strategic partnerships with government agencies, contributing significantly to the digitization of government policies and laws,” the statement explained.

 The statement noted further that her expertise in procurement and legal matters is exemplified through her role as a Procurement Legal Expert for the Nigerian Governors Forum, where she played a pivotal role in guiding all 36 Nigerian states to align their Public Procurement Laws with international standards.

“In addition to her professional accomplishments, Brenda is an active advocate, speaker, and trainer on critical topics such as gender-based violence, women’s political participation, and human rights. Her dedication to making a meaningful impact in the lives of women and marginalized communities is evident in her extensive body of work.

“Brenda holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Rule of Law for Development from Loyola University Chicago and a Barrister at Law (B.L) from the Nigerian Law School. 

“The appointment of Brenda Anugwom as NWTF’s CEO marks a significant milestone in the organisation’s journey to empower women and advance gender equality in Nigerian women’s governance in politics,” the statement added.

The NWTF expressed its desire  to the leadership and positive impact she will bring to the organisation’s mission.

Brenda Anugwom’s Summary Profile

Brenda Anugwom is a distinguished leader with over two decades of dedicated service in the fields of justice, gender equality, and social development.

As the newly appointed CEO of the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) to support women’s rights, political participation, and social development through various programs and initiatives, Brenda brings a remarkable portfolio of experience and expertise.

She has held key positions in various organisations, including serving as a Legal Advisor to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in South Sudan and contributing significantly to research on discriminatory laws related to violence against women in Africa.

Brenda’s leadership experience is evident from her past role as a Country Advisor and Consultant for Policy Vault Africa, where she skillfully facilitated strategic partnerships with government agencies, contributing significantly to the digitization of government policies and laws.

Her expertise in procurement and legal matters is exemplified through her role as a Procurement Legal Expert for the Nigerian Governors Forum, where she played a pivotal role in guiding all 36 Nigerian states to align their Public Procurement Laws with international standards.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Brenda actively engages in speaking engagements and facilitation roles on critical topics such as gender-based violence, women’s political participation, and human rights. She is also a skilled trainer, equipping individuals and organisations with effective project management and advocacy skills.

Academically, Brenda holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Rule of Law for Development from Loyola University Chicago and a Barrister at Law (B.L) from the Nigerian Law School. Brenda’s impact is evident in her unwavering dedication to making a lasting difference in the lives of women and marginalized communities.

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