Olasubomi Iginla Aina has been elected as a Director of the Global Non-Government Organisation Executive Committee (GNEC).
Alongside the other 17 individuals which form the GNEC, they act as the liaison between the NGO community and the United Nations (UN) through the Department of Global Communication of the UN.
Following this appointment, Olasubomi Iginla Aina becomes the only Nigerian on the GNEC, which comprises representatives elected by civil society organizations that are officially associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UNDGC).
She brings in professional experience, ground-breaking ideas and creativity which will be of great benefit to Global NGOs, relevant stakeholders & the Executive Committee.
The newly elected GNEC Director is an alumna of the Obafemi Awolowo University (Ile-Ife) and a former students’ union acting President of the university. She holds a master’s degree in Law (LLM) and is currently a PhD student with her research focused on how the UN can achieve the SDG goals.
Olasubomi Aina is the Chief Executive Officer of Lightup Foundation, an NGO that helps young people advance in their careers. The organisation inspires young people by providing support, advice, as well as organising educational programmes to help them grow. Since its launch in 2000, Lightup Foundation has impacted the lives of people across Africa and Europe.
Olasubomi has been involved in youth advocacy in Nigeria for over 25 years and played a vital role in the preparation of the first Youth Policy Document for Nigeria, the first in Africa. She has been involved in diverse international development projects and she has proudly represented Nigeria on the global stage through her works.