Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje
Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje is the President of the Society for Conservation and Sustainability of Energy and Environment in Nigeria (SOCSEEN). He is an international consultant, resource person/facilitator, projects/programs manager, community leader, negotiator, advocate and author/writer/columnist based in Nigeria; and constantly driven by a raw passion for success and wholesome commitment to Health, HIV/AIDS, TB, Nutrition, Energy and Environment, Peace-building and Development. He’s a civil society/private-sector activist, working with Governments, Senate and House of Representatives Health and HIV/AIDS Committees, Federal and State Ministries of Health, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and line MDAs, Multi-lateral and United Nations Agencies, Development Partners, local/international NGOs/CBOs/FBOs at National, State, Local Government and Community/Ward levels, and managing donor funds. A World Bank-trained Health Economist, Health Systems and Organizational Development specialist, his major subjects of interest include the MDGs, Primary Health Care; conferences/meetings/workshops, blindness and nutritional problems; Health Sector Reforms; Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), Health Promotion, Healthcare Financing/Insurance and Peace-building. He has requisite knowledge and demonstrated capabilities/capacities for Programs/Projects and Organizational management and administration, Excellent writing and public speaking skills, Research/Evidence-generation, Partnerships building/coordination and management, Advocacy, social mobilisation and communication, Capacity-building/training and facilitation, Outreaches and community-based interventions. He publishes in his blog at http://druzodinmadirieje.blogspot.com, e-forums, online, journals and newspapers, and consults for Federal Ministry of Health, UNAIDS, UNDP, ILO, Unicef, Global Fund’s Country Coordinating Mechanism, National Primary Health Care development Agency and National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS. He’s CEO of Health Systems & Projects Consultants Ltd; National Coordinator of Coalition on Vaccines and Immunisations for All Nigerians; and Chief Executive Officer of Afrihealth Optonet Association.