Safiya Ibn Garba

Deputy Director of Institutional Learning

Safiya Ibn Garba is the Deputy Director of Institutional Learning at Generations For Peace, a role which she took on after serving as the organisation’s Programmes Manager and Lead Facilitator. Before and after graduating from school, Safiya spent many years working in faith-based development work. Safiya is particularly passionate about girls and women’s empowerment and in 2008 Safiya founded a Non Governmental Organisation in her home country Nigeria that provides multi-sectoral interventions for girls and women’s empowerment through information dissemination, capacity building, advocacy and community service projects.

She has been through the full circle of the Generations For Peace certification process from being a Delegate in 2008 to becoming a Pioneer and Facilitator with Generations For Peace.

Safiya has worked in and led coalitions of Civil Society Organisations on gender and good governance and was appointed a member of the Civil Society Liaison Office (CSOLO) Advisory Committee at the Nigerian National Assembly (NASS), Nigeria’s highest law making body.

Safiya has qualifications in computer science, project management, community development, advocacy competence, communication, pastoral education and chaplaincy with additional competence in events management, gender, social inclusion, facilitation and information technology.

Safiya loves to read, watch movies, dance and sing.