Adekanla is a development practitioner with over 14 years 39; experience in programme management, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation gained across North America, Europe, Bangladesh, and Africa. She has successfully led teams at various levels of development cooperation and worked with donors and charities on conservation, wetlands management, water supply, sanitation, alternative livelihoods and conflict resolution programmes.
Adekanla’s career began with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation; she went on to the EU Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme where she worked as an Assistant Programme Coordinator. Most recently she was the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for the
UK Department for International Development (DFID) / Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme.
She’s also worked with WaterAid Nigeria, British Council and been a consultant for USAID, EU-Micro Pilot Projects, CIDA, GTZ and Catholic Relief Services.
This is her second stint at Oando Foundation; she worked as the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Oando PLC and was one of the pioneer staff instrumental in the establishment of Oando Foundation in 2011.