Mr Ayodele David Fajana
WOTCLEF Program Officer
Ayodele David Fajana is a STEM & Tech-Enthusiast with extensive knowledge and
experience in planning, programming and implementation of social transformation
initiatives. He has worked with a range of stakeholders locally and internationally, including
development partners, state agencies, traditional and religious leaders, women groups, and
civil societies towards improving the lives of women and girls.
Keying into the Sustainable Development Goal and to Combat Human Trafficking, Ayodele
volunteered and programmed a successful re-engineering of the Network of Civil Society
organizations Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL).
His programmatic approach has supported the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter of
the network to stabilize various NGOs and enhanced their synergy in advocacy, awareness
raising and multi stakeholders approach to the issue of Human Trafficking.
In addition to his career experiences and work across UAE, Lagos, and Abuja. Ayodele is
currently a member of ShieldThem Support Organization, an NGO dedicated to the advocacy
of child rights and protection, especially young and vulnerable girls.
He designed and implemented the “PAD THEM-UP” project for ShieldThem Support
Organisation, a campaign to empower adolescent girls with free washable and reusable
sanitary pads. He has been heavily involved in sensitization campaigns on menstrual health
and hygiene, at demystifying common beliefs on menstruation and to shield young and
vulnerable girls from predatory men who use the ploy of buying sanitary pads as a trap to
curry sexual favors.
Ayodele is an advocate for the attainment of women’s rights through information sharing on
reproductive health issues and other education-based enrichment programs. This is in a bid
to ensure they are given the opportunities needed to develop into informed adults who are
able to make informed decisions about their lives and choices.
His career path has seen him work in the Media and Broadcast industry, with a focus on
Global Climate and Environmental Advocacy. He was instrumental in advocating for the
protection of the Lagos Coastline from erosion and seasonal flooding. He worked with
Change TV in producing “People And The Environment” on a syndicated network station
instrumental in bringing awareness to the problem of the Lagos Bar Beach and the hazardous
effects of environmental pollution.
He has also been involved in Policy and Legislative Advocacy with over ten years experience
at the Lagos State House of Assembly and the Federal House of Representative as a
Legislative Aide, functioning in Committees on Environment; Committees on Lands &
Housing and Committee on Local Government Administration.
Ayodele, while in the United Arab Emirates volunteered with RCCG to facilitate a Community
Football Academy that engaged unemployed Nigerian youths living in the Emirates of Dubai,
Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, and Abu-Dhabi to help curb the propensity for crime.
He is an unreserved and strong advocate for the protection of vulnerable girls and adolescent