Ekaete Judith Umoh,
Ekaete Judith Umoh, Vice Chairperson holds a Masters Degree in Social Works and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. She is a passionate social inclusion expert with over 16 years of experience in disability management, inclusive development, governance and civil society. Her contributions to the field of disability management and inclusive development span thematic areas like training, research, campaigns and advocacy programs around disability mainstreaming. Ekaete is primarily a Laboratory Scientist with specialty in Microbiology and Virology.
Ekaete is the founder and Executive Director, Family Centered Initiative for Challenged Persons (FACICP). She is first female President of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities-JONAPWD, an umbrella body of all disability organizations in Nigeria. In the West African sub-region, she is Vice President, West African Federation of the Disabled-WAFOD and Regional Chairperson of Disabled People’s International (DPI)-Africa Region. More so, she is an Executive Council Member of the African Disability Forum-ADF, an umbrella body of all national, sub-regional, regional and Pan Africa Disability organizations in Africa. As National Coordinator of Global Fund for Women Grantees Network, Ekaete became the first woman with a disability to lead a mainstream women’s civil society group in Nigeria. Mrs. Ekaete Judith Umoh is widely travelled, skilled in public speaking.