Abiodun Rufus-Unegbu

Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF)

Abiodun is a youth leader and community activist with over 12 years of experience in civic leadership/public management garnered from volunteering as a peer educator on adolescent reproductive health for international and local groups, including Family Health International and Community Life Project, Nigeria. Abiodun is currently serving as the Executive Director and co-founder of “Leadership Initiative for Youth Empowerment”, where she designs and implements youth development programmes on Democracy and Governance, Human Rights, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Economic Empowerment and peace-building (focus on intercultural learning) for youths and grassroots communities. Her current responsibilities include project management, fund raising, community mobilization, advocacy and networking. Abiodun possess hard-skills in project design, coordination and implementation, advocacy and communication, social-networking for change and monitoring and evaluation. She also possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos as well as an Ordinary National Diploma in Computer Science from the Lagos State Polytechnic, Nigeria


UNAOC Pillar

  • youth
  • education

Areas of Focus

  • Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Interfaith Understanding
  • Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution


  • Advocacy
  • Auditing
  • Budgeting
  • Evaluation
  • Finance
  • Monitoring
  • Research
  • Interpersonal
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Human Resources
  • Mentoring
  • Networking
  • Management
  • Coordination
  • Decision Making
  • Negotiation
  • Team Building
  • Presentations
  • Proofreading
  • Proposals
  • Organization & Planning
  • Events
  • Logistics
  • Strategy
  • Trainings

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