Rosemary Olufemi

Program Consultant

I am passionate about social justice and media development. I believe everyone has the right to speak out and be heard. My passion for personal growth and media development attracted me to ICFJ, and I am glad to be supporting the team to implement a dynamic program in four African countries. 

My background: My journey into the development sector resulted from a volunteer experience in 2012. I volunteered at a faith-based NGO to participate in community outreach, distributing relief materials and providing psychosocial support to some communities affected by a flood. This outing and engagement with the communities inspired and stirred my passion for grassroots community engagements and development work as a whole. Now, with over seven years of experience in project management and development, I have been privileged to manage and implement projects with a significant focus on disarmament, demobilisation, reintegration (DDR), human rights violation, communication for development and media development, among others. All with support from international donors.

So far I have supported the training of more than 120 journalists from over thirty media organizations across Nigeria and Kenya. In addition, I coordinated the grant support for over 50 investigative reports that have been published across the Nigerian media on issues including public procurement, human rights, health, gender, education and governance. 

I hold a masters degree in peace studies and conflict resolution, a bachelor's degree in international studies and diplomacy, and a national diploma in mass communication, all from Nigeria. I am currently a director at Dataphyte, Nigeria’s first data journalism platform. 

Ask me about: Project management, networking in the Nigerian media and civil society space, cooking Nigerian dishes and raising two amazing girls.

My pronouns: She/her

Contact me: and on LinkedIn