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Amina A. Salihu

MacArthur Foundation
Senior Program Officer
Amina is responsible for inclusive grant-making and communication, program idea generation, and networking with the On Nigeria team. She was formerly a lecturer in the Political Science Department of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Senior Special Assistant to the Minister of Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, and Coordinator, DFID/UKAid’s Coalitions for Change (C4C) Program. She received her B.Sc and M.Sc from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and PhD from the University of Abuja. She also has spent time at Aspen, the Universities of Cape Town, Sussex, and Liverpool. Amina is an honorary adviser to numerous government, private sector, and civil society organizations on gender, equity, inclusion, and policy. She is a member of the International Political Science Association, Chartered Management Consultants, and the African Feminist Forum. She was a past Chair of the Kaduna State Rehabilitation Board for Persons with Disabilities; pioneer Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, and now chair of the advisory team of the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund; and technical advisor to the EU RoLAC program on a web-based sexual offender database for Nigeria. Amina is a member of the Governing Council of Ekiti State University and an independent non-executive director on the board of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc. Amina is Chair Board of Trustees of Hadis Foundation for voice, accountability, and safe spaces.