Wildlife Conservation Society

At the close of 2016 and to mark International Migrant’s Day (18 Dec), IFRC’s Secretary General, Elhadj As Sy, delivered a special message to children, asking them to put aside negative perceptions about people who migrate and instead, welcome them into their communities and treat them with kindness and understanding. Here’s his message:

“International Migrants Day is an important day to think about all the people in the world who have had to leave their homes, including people who left because of wars or disasters, because they no longer had food or water, or because they wanted a better life for their families. Many of them even took dangerous journeys across oceans and deserts to find safety.”
At the close of 2016 and to mark International Migrant’s Day (18 Dec), IFRC’s Secretary General, Elhadj As Sy, delivered a special message to children, asking them to put aside negative perceptions about people who migrate and instead, welcome them into their communities and treat them with kindness and understanding. Here’s his message:

“International Migrants Day is an important day to think about all the people in the world who have had to leave their homes, including people who left because of wars or disasters, because they no longer had food or water, or because they wanted a better life for their families. Many of them even took dangerous journeys across oceans and deserts to find safety.”

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Akin Fadeyi

Founder & CEO, Akin Fadeyi Foundation

Fadeyi holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Literary Studies from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, and a Post Graduate Degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Fadeyi’s professional skills cut across public relations, media relations, capacity development, leadership, strategic thinking and Non Profit management.

 

He also earned certifications from the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on Behavioral Insights to Public Policy Design. He has also attended several leadership courses at the Institute for Change, Ryerson University, Toronto.

Fadeyi has trained over two hundred schools on asking the critical questions bordering transparency and accountability in governance.  He has been Lead Consultant on British Council, Africa Knowledge Transfer Partnership, The British Council Active Citizens Project, United Nations Women Consultancy on Gender Equality, Airtel Nigeria Media Communications Project, the global Fhi360 Public Communications Strategy; National Health Insurance Scheme Business Communications Strategic Consultancy amongst others.

He devotes time to social enterprise and development projects, which also involve youth mentoring and capacity building. In Nigeria, Africa, Fadeyi founded the Akin Fadeyi Foundation which championed TV campaigns against micro level corruption in Nigeria. His campaign project has gained tremendous traction with international development partnerships ranging from the European Union, United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The Corruption, Not in My Country Project currently airs on CNN Africa with funding support from the MacArthur Foundation, Chicago.

Fadeyi loves to travel, is an avid reader and a lover of Sports with keen interest in soccer.

Akin Fadeyi championed the design of a web-technology App to empower citizens’ unhindered capacity to report corruption called Flag’It. His effort is currently yielding into the coming onboard the App by various Federal Government Institutions. He was a Member of the Federal Government Ministerial Committee on Primary Healthcare Development and Member, Federal Government Ministerial Committee on LASAA Fever Control.

Akin Fadeyi is an Opinion Columnist in and his opinion columns can be found for the Premium Times, The Guardian, The Cable and The Crest.

Akin Fadeyi has just completed a Media Strategy and Workplace Communications program in the Ryerson University, Ontario and played sensitive roles within the logistics Team of the Canada Federal Elections.