The Organizers

WAVE Foundation

WAVE Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to promoting opportunities that strengthen women’s rights and bridge the inequality gap. Our primary mission is to empower women and girls through education, advocacy, and support in order to eradicate gender-based violence, promote justice, peace, and equal rights for all.

Playback Nigeria

Playback Nigeria is committed to using interactive art for healing, psychosocial support, community interaction, enhancement, development, and capacity building. To us, art is not just a medium of entertainment; it has the healing ability to transform individuals, build communities and change the world. In fact, it plays a unique role in global matters such as climate change, women empowerment, sexual reproductive health, water sanitation and hygiene, terrorism and war, education, and other developmental issues.
Our interventions cover a wide range of sectors such as transitional justice, human rights, refugee and immigrant support, disaster recovery, climate change, conflict resolution, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), good governance, and development.

Arc. Lola Ibrahim (MNIA)

(Chair Organizing Committee)

Arc. Lola Ibrahim (MNIA, ARCON)- Chair Organising Committee

Lola Ibrahim is the co-founder and member of the Board of Trustees of WAVE Foundation. She is a 2019 Swedish Institute alumna, Iowa State University alumna, 2017 Cochran fellow,  US exchange program alumni, and Netherlands Fellowship Program alumni. Lola is a gender specialist, a property consultant & a registered Architect with over 20 years of experience. She is an innovative leader who is committed to social change and implementing action plans to improve the lives of women and girls. Lola is a Member of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York, Nigerian Feminist Forum, Africa for Africa Women, African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) Nigerian Chapter, Nigerian Institute of Architects, Architects Registration Council of Nigeria, and President; Fosbys Cooperative Society Limited. As a survivor of Female Genital Mutilation, She has a deep understanding of gender-related issues and is a strong advocate for gender parity.