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Chigozirim Okoro

Is a Sound International Development Professional with thirteen years of experience and currently Heads the Public Safety and Security Unit at CLEEN Foundation. She is the Program Manager of the Open Society Foundations funded Project on Improving Security Sector Accountability & Human Rights Compliance in the Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism in Nigeria. She is also the Program Manager of the European Union funded Project on Mitigating Electoral Violence for the 2018 Off-Cycle and 2019 General Elections in Nigeria. She is the Team Lead Election Security Management Projects at CLEEN Foundation Headquarters and Program Manager of the DFID funded project on Promoting Public Safety and Security for the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria which involves Conduct of Pre-Election Security Threat Assessment for the 2017 Governorship Election in Anambra State; Conduct of Regional Security Threat Assessment in Twelve States of the Federation and Conduct of  Nation-wide Security Threat Assessment for the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria. She produced first to tenth editions of the nation-wide security threat assessments conducted by CLEEN Foundation for the 2015 general elections in Nigeria and worked assiduously for the successful execution of four election security management projects of CLEEN Foundation supported by the Mac-Arthur Foundation, UK Department for International Development (DFID), Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and Justice for All. She coordinated 2016 and 2017 state level interventions of CLEEN Foundation Election Security Management Project in Edo, Ondo, Rivers, Anambra, Ekiti and Osun states.

She led the implementation of the Ford Foundation funded project on Security & Governance in the North East & was Justice for All Consultant under Component Intervention Plan 1.4 that focused on Improving Voluntary Policing Groups in Nigeria. She was the National Coordinator of Altus Global Alliance an
alliance of six International Organizations working from a multi-cultural perspective to improve public safety and security globally. She managed Police Station Visitors Week and other SSR Projects in Nigeria. She also Managed the Ford Foundation Regional Project on Responding to Conflicts and Security Sector
Governance in West Africa. Her areas of expertise are broad and includes-Election Security Management; Democracy, Governance; Migration, Security Sector Reform/Accountability; Public Safety, PCVE; Gender Inclusion in SSR; Research; Conflict Prevention, Resolution, Management & Peace-Building.

She has edited several publications to her credit that includes: CLEEN Foundation Election Security Threat Assessment for the 2015 General Elections in Nigeria, CLEEN Foundation Security Threat Assessment for the 2017 Governorship Election in Nigeria funded by Dfid (edited with Dr. Freedom Onuoha & Published in 2019); CLEEN Foundation Regional Security Threat Assessment conducted in Twelve States of the Federation funded by Dfid (edited with Dr. Freedom Onuoha and Oluwole Ojewale); CLEEN Foundation Security Threat Assessment for the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria funded by the European Union and UK Department for International Development (edited with Oluwole Ojewale, Dr. Freedom Onuoha & Prof Etannibi Alemika & Published in 2019); Situation Analysis on Public Safety and Security for the 2017 Governorship Election in Anambra State 2017-2018 (edited with Dr. Kelechi Iwuamadi & Published in 2018); Security and Governance in the North East (edited with Dr Hussaini Abdul, Malthouse Press, Lagos, 2016); Conflict and Security Governance in Mali in Abdul Rauf
Mustapha ed. Conflict and Security Governance in West Africa, Malthouse Press, Lagos, 2014; Waging Peace in West Africa-A Good Practices Guide to Democratic Governance of Security Sector CLEEN Foundation Monograph Series No 21 of 2014. Chigozirim is a Certified LEAD Trainer with the European Centre on Electoral Support (ECES) supported by the European Union; a beneficiary of the Latin
American Security and Defense Network (RESDAL) Training on Civil Society and Security Sector Reform in Africa held in Monrovia, Liberia supported by the National Endownment for Democracy (NED). She is also a Certified Professional on Human Rights Research, Advocacy, Writing & Editing and Holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution & Peace-Building.