Board of Trustees

Grace Jerry 

Grace Jerry is IFA’s founder and Executive Director. She is a Mandela Washington Fellow, Peace promoter, spokesperson for the British Council on WASH. She is the convener of Access Nigeria and sits on IFA’s board as secretary.


He has been a manager at Nigeria’s central bank and later moved to the North-Eastern part of Nigeria to manage development projects of the central bank of Nigeria. He is currently an independent consultant and is a top executive in Nigeria’s Hospitality sectors.


One time Nigeria’s Minister for Water Resources, 2011-2016. She is noted to have increased the level of accessible water for Nigerians to 70% between 2011 and 2015. She founded the AFRI Foundation and provides education scholarship, seed funds, and loans to young people.


Esther Ibanga is a Pastor and founder of the Women Without Walls Initiative (WOWWI). She is a leading voice for the girl child and women including CWDs and Women with disabilities. She won the 32nd Niwano Peace Prize for promoting peace among people of different ethnic sectors.


Dr. Duro Onota is a consultant with Durosef Consultancy. He is a leader in the disability community in Nigeria. He has a background in the Nigerian media and is blind. He sits on IFA’s board as a member and participates in IFA’s events and programs to provide insights on disability rights approaches in our programs.