Christiana Adokiye George

Gender Advisor, African Risk Capacity

Christiana Adokiye George is the Gender Advisor of the African Risk Capacity based in Johannesburg since August 2018. With over 20 years experience in the field of gender and development, she has contributed to the gender equality and women empowerment goal through several international development organizations, including Femmes Africa Solidarite, World Health Organization (WHO),  International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), SNV and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). At UNDP she served as the Gender Practice Leader for West and Central Africa at the Regional Service Centre in Dakar. Earlier George has served as a lecturer in her home country, Nigeria, and also as the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility in Notore Chemicals, a fertilizer company.

She holds a PhD in Gender and Development Studies from the University of South Africa, a DES in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of Development Studies, Geneva, and a Master of Philosophy in Translation Studies (French-English) from the University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria). She is fluent in English and French.