Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa’s (CAPPA) Associate Director, Aderonke Ige, has been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship by the British Government. She is set to further her studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London for a Master of Science in Development Studies.
Aderonke, a humanitarian lawyer, and development practitioner, promotes the cause of good governance, participatory development, inclusion, and human rights.
Prior to her CAPPA journey, she had championed legislative advocacies that catalyzed the enactment of the Community Service Law in Oyo state, a pivotal criminal justice reform intervention, alongside other public interest legislation between 2015 and 2017, during her years of work at Justice Development and Peace Commission.
At Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, she carries out policy advocacy, while being a team player in organizing, movement building, community engagements and campaigns for environmental justice, human rights, and resistance building against oppressive policies of Government. She works directly on CAPPA’s Water Campaign, Climate Justice, and Gender Justice programs.
“We celebrate Ms. Ige on this milestone, which will further sharpen her prowess in advocating for social justice, equity, and a transformative world. She is a wonderful team player, extremely hardworking, and I am convinced the Chevening Scholarship will enhance her capacity for future roles in development and nation-building,” says CAPPA’s Director, Akinbode Oluwafemi
Born amid the oppressive military regimes in Nigeria, Aderonke Ige experienced firsthand the stark realities of oppression, exclusion, and brazen violations of human rights. These formative experiences fueled her resolve to actively fight in defense of human rights and public interests. For the past 13 years, Aderonke has actively engaged as a development practitioner and social impact crusader, carving out an identity for herself as a staunch advocate for transformative change.