Emmanuel Ayoola
Grants & Programs Officer

A Human Rights Lawyer and an International Development Professional, Emmanuel is the Grants and Programs Officer in charge of Nigeria, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and the African Union. He has worked across a broad spectrum of areas including; transitional justice, human rights campaigns, activism, project management, grants management, movement building, and community engagement. Before joining ATJLF, he worked with Amnesty International and Broken Chalk. During his tenure at Amnesty International, he played a pivotal role in developing the first-ever youth strategy for the organization in Nigeria. In addition to his roles within these organizations, he has contributed his expertise by providing support to the African Union on issues related to transitional justice.

As a writer, Emmanuel actively contributes to discussions surrounding social justice and transitional justice issues. Some of his writings have been published by reputable platforms like the African Transitional Justice Hub and Broken Chalk.

Emmanuel holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and a Master of Laws degree from the University of East London, UK. He also has a diploma in 'Investigating and Prosecuting International Crimes' from Leiden University, Netherlands.