APPOINTMENTS

UNITED NATIONS AND OTHER RELATED DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENTS/EXPERIENCE

Dates Appointments
2015 HEDA Principal Representative to the United Nations – ECOSOC
2012 – West African representative of the Secretary Clinton’s State Department Dialogue with Civil Societies in Africa. Selected by the US State Department
2010 – YTI Special Representative to United Nations Quartet (Geneva, Vienna, New York and Addis).
2001 – 2008 Young General Assembly Special Representative to United Nations Meetings
2001 – 2003 Young General Assembly Ambassador from Nigeria
2005 Member, International Advisory Board, Young General Assembly
2001 – 2003 Member Special Issue Committee of the Young General Assembly
2001 – 2003 Member Finance Committee of the Young General Assembly
2001 – 2003 Member Executive Committee of the Young General Assembly
2001 – 2003 Member, UNICEF Nigeria Youth Core Group
October 2000 – September 2001 Collation Assistant – UNICEF Nigeria Global Movement for Children/Say Yes for Children Campaign Office

 

NATIONAL AND POLITICAL APPOINTMENT/EXPERIENCE (NIGERIA)

Date Appointments
2015 Chairman, Advocacy Sub Committee, Lagos State Child Right Action Coalition
2015 Member, Lagos State VAC Committee
2007 – Chairman, Nigerian Youth in Diaspora Organisation
2000 – 2005 Deputy Senate President, Nigerian Children’s Parliament
2002 – 2005 Member, National Working Group on Juvenile Justice Administration in Nigeria
2002 Chairman, Presidential Summit of Nigerian Children
2002 – 2004 Member, National Working Group on Child Right Bill/Act Advocacy and Implementation
2002/2003 One Day Commissioner for Information, Lagos State
2004 Secretary – Directorate for Children and Women, Lagos State Youth Council

 

UK/BRITISH COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS AND ENGAGEMENTS

Dates Appointments
2009 – Date Member, British Council Global Changemakers
2009 British Council Nigeria’s delegate to the Global Changemakers Forum
2009 – Language Ambassador, UK National Center for Languages
2007 Member and Delegate – British Council Belonging Initiative
2005 – British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Ambassador
2005 Member, Africa Diaspora Voices for Africa Development
2007 – 2010 Facilitator – Islington Council Presenting Yourself Day Initiative
2006 – 2007 Member, Mayor of London’s Every African Child Matters Strategic Alliance
2002 Founding Member and Delegate – British Council Connecting Futures Forum

 

UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE AND APPOINTMENTS

Date Appointment
2009/2010 Member, Academic Board, London Metropolitan University
2009/2010 Member, Research and Development Committee, London Metropolitan University
2007 – 2008 1st African Student Council Chair, London Metropolitan University
2005 – 2010 Member, London Metropolitan University Student Council
2005 – 2010 President, Nigerian Society at London Metropolitan University
2004 President, Human Right Society at London Metropolitan University
2004 Secretary General, Nigerian Society at London Metropolitan University
2004 – 2008 Executive, Christian Union at London Metropolitan University
2005 – 2007 STAR – Student Academic Representative at London Metropolitan University
2005 – 2007 Peer Support Officer at London Metropolitan University
2005 – 2007 Student Ambassador at the London Metropolitan University

 

MEDIA WORK EXPERIENCE

2010 – Producer, Presenter, Host “Dayo Israel in Conversation with” Syndicating on UK and Nigeria Media Platforms including RAVE TV and Core TV in Nigeria
2008 Presenter/Host “Let’s Talk” on Passion TV  (Cable Channel on SKY UK)
2005 – 2007 Presenter/Host “Youth TV” on Dove Vision TV (Cable Channel on SKY UK)

 

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

Date Assignments
2005 Chair – UN DPI/NGO Conference Side Event on Human Right and Youth Engagement in the Peace process
2005 Visiting Lecturer, South African Human Right Camp
2003/2004 Convener and Organizer: Fifth Session of the Young General Assembly (ABUJA 2004). Initiated, consulted, convened and organized the Fifth Session of the Young General Assembly in Nigeria leading a team of over 30 Planning Members for the General Action Against the Violation of Human and Children’s Rights
2003 Chair – World Press Conference at the Children World Water Forum
2002 Chair – Children Side Event at the World Summit on Sustainable Development

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Date Position
2010 Executive Committee Member, Coalition Against Violence in Election (CAVE Nigeria)
2010 Member, International Team, Enough is Enough Campaign Nigeria
2010 Trustee, Refocus Youth International. UK

 

OUTSTANDING HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

Year
Awards
2015
Excellence in Leadership Award –
2015
Excellence Award from UNILAG Engineering Department
2015
HOG Award for Excellence in Youth Development
2013
Inspirational Excellence Award – Inspirational International
2013
Excellent Leadership Award by the Eternal Sacred Order of the C & S Worldwide
2013
Honored as one of the 100 Leading Emerging Nigerian Leaders by the President of Nigeria
2013
One of the Top 30 Most Inspirational Young Africans
2010
Above & Beyond Character Achiever Award
2010
Most Inspiration Youth of the Year from Redeemers University Nigeria Inspire Team
2010
Young Male Minister of the Year Award
2010
Nominee – Young Entrepreneurs Category, Life Changers Award
2010
Young Role Model of the Year Award
2010
Outstanding Student Council Member Award – London Metropolitan University
2009
Excellence in Volunteering Award – London Metropolitan University
2009
Nominee, Best use of Advocacy Category – The Future Award
2008
Excellence in Volunteering Award – London Metropolitan University
2008
Finalist, Young Person of the Year and Best use of Advocacy Category – The Future Awards
2007
Invited by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to a Private Reception at Buckingham Palace
2006
2nd Best Vocalist Award – RCCG NA Convention in Houston Texas
2006
Excellence in Leadership Awards –African Youth League
2005
British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizenship Award
2004 Gathering of Africa’s Best (GAB) Award for Excellence
2004 Person Earnestly Working for Africa (PEWA) Award
October 2002 Icon of Hope Award – From President Obasanjo at the Launch of “I See Hope” in Abuja Nigeria

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

  1. Sub-Sahara’s Hegemon: An analysis of the nature and role of Nigeria’s foreign policy with special Focus on its role in West Africa 2010
  2. United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Impact in Sub-Saharan Africa 18 years after
  3. Children Right as Human Right: A Child’s Perspective – 2002
  4. Call for Change: Situation of Children in Nigeria  – Being a Paper delivered at the launch of the Nigerian Movement for Children
  5. The Hope I see – Being a Paper Delivered at the Launch of the Hope Project of President Obasanjo