Joel Ogunsola serves as co-founder and partnerships and sustainability director at Technology for Social Change and Development Initiative (Tech4Dev) a non-profit social enterprise that creates access to decent work and entrepreneurship opportunities and platforms for Africans through digital skills empowerment and advocacy.
Joel is passionate about innovation, social entrepreneurship, arts and golf.
Babajide Akeredolu is a technical consultant and co-founder of YUAVI Technologies Limited, with extensive experience in non-conventional Energy Resource development, Social Impact Investment and Advisory.
Babajide has been involved in the implementation of various impact projects, including the prototype creation and eventual completion of the Ondo State Development and Investment Promotion Agency and The Akure Tech Hub – the first successful demonstration of sectorial partnerships involving the Government, Private Sector and Academia.
His efforts have also led to collaborations on value chain improvements in the agricultural sector with IDH and Dalberg. Further, he was integral in the formulation of the land reform strategy for a prominent state within Nigeria and drove the drone application aspect leading to the establishment of Sunshine Yuavi – a PPP focused on the domestication of UAV technologies in Nigeria.
Babajide has also had the opportunity of being on various committees within and outside Ondo State. In 2016, he was appointed as the Secretary to the Education and Technology Committee of the Ondo state Strategic Development and Policy Committee. In addition, he has served in various capacities within a number of committees, including the APC Presidential campaign committee (Planning and Monitoring), the National campaign committee for Ondo State 2016 Election, National Campaign committee for Ekiti State 2018 election and Ondo State 2020 Election campaign committee (APC) on Strategy and Communications.
Currently, Babajide serves as the Secretary for both the Covid Fund and the Handover Committees in Ondo State, Nigeria.
Peace Odili is a Legal Practitioner with a drive for maintaining successive progress and continuity in systems.
She has carved a niche for herself in operations and administration. Her broad expertise in the legal profession coupled with her passion for technology is evidenced by the level of systematic reform she has assisted in introducing into the procurement process in Ondo State.
Over the course of her career, Peace has held numerous leadership positions in the public and private sector. She was Programmes Manager for the Nigerian Women Techsters, an initiative funded by Microsoft and has risen the ranks in public service to become the Special Assistant to the Governor of Ondo State on Public Procurement, Head of Operations at the Ondo State Covid 19 Rapid Response Centre, Director of Administration at the Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organization, Head of Operations at the Ondo State Secretariat for Tribunal Process. She currently serves as the Special Assistant to the Ondo State Governor on Innovation and Partnerships and the Executive Director at Emerging Communities Africa.
She loves to interact, inspire and collaborate with young talents as she believes in the role of youth in sustainable development.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and B.L from the University of Benin and the Nigerian Law School respectively and writes on peaceodili.com when she isn’t working.