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Celebrity Of The Week

Adaora Sydney Jack

 

Adaora Sydney Jack is a multitalented Broadcast Journalist Extraordinaire, a prominent Socialinnovation, policy development expert, a passionate advocate for women’s inclusion in governance and former head of women affairs and gender cluster committee for the African Union Economic and social council for Nigeria. She is also the Anchor for Kaakaki The African voice a premuim current affairs breakfast show on AIT, Produces and Present’s AIT’s Gender Agenda, Africa’s Number 1 Premium program detailing the issues on women  from across Africa and also policy literacy for women on Gender on AIT. A speaker with excellent panache.


One of the top 20 outstanding Youths and most recently chronicled by WAFA World Affirmative Action HONORS.
Also chronicled amongst 100 Most Influential African Women in Nigeria and Sub Saharan Africa, A meritorious recommendation by the United States Congress women board on Advocacy for Gender and human rights. Adaora Sydney Jack has a background in English and broadcasting from London metropolitan university,.

She is also Foreign Affairs and Youth Representative for The School of Government and politics Founded by the Nehemiah company under Dr Obi-Pax Harry.
she is the founder WEWE NETWORK AFRICA a network that embodies capacity building and visibility for women across sectors using digital media, she’s also the Executive Director Yellow Jerrycan Save A Child Foundation( www.yjsac.org) a United Nations ECOSOCC accredited member, a foundation that advocates for the rights of women and children, under this she initiated “Breaking Barriers” an initiative to end sexual violence or harassment in IDP Camps and also for Love Sake teaching project at the IDP camps.
She is also the Executive Director for Gender Strategy Advancement International a frontline women’s right and persons living disabilities advocacy mainstream group( www.genderstrategyai.com).

Adaora Sydney Jack ran for the Okigwe State Constituency in Imo state 2019 election  in Nigeria under Action Alliance Party as its first candidate in the 2019 election and first female candidate. She won the hearts of people as the first female to run for state assembly from her constituency Okigwe Local government area.
She later went on to serve as a member of the imo state transition committee after the 2019 elections and went on further to serve as the Senior Special Assistant on information and advocacy after been appointed by the former governor of Imo state His Excellency Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha. 
She later went on to Start The Educate Her project which is under her YES SHE CAN AFRICA initiative where over 300 girls have benefited from the Funds for jamb project. She also served as Technical Adviser on Gender, Programs and Media to Rt.Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, Formerly Deputy Chief Whip House of Representatives.

She is a member of the Women in Politics forum, A woman with a concise vision for Nigeria and Africa in areas concerning inclusive structural development and deeply committed to championing youth and women policy driven intervention to the fore.
A fellow of the Nigerian Institute for Chartered Administrators.


She is also a well sort after speech therapist and speech training expert after overcoming a speech defect herself while growing up, a two time Toastmasters International Champion. Sign Language PDF1 certified and a bodylanguage communication expert.  One of the leading actors in silent prejudice an advocacy series by Oge-Kalu on AIT that deals on the need to eradicate the Osu caste system In Nigeria and also featured in the film if I was President by Bright wonder an advocacy and impact film on the need for effective leadership in Nigeria.

She has also participated in high level panel discussions as both a panelist and a moderator e.g The Legislative conference, The UNWomen round table on generation equality amongst others, The IBB Legacy Dialogue, African Advancement Forum and many others.

In her portfolio she has tutored more than a few important personalities on speech training which included Wives of former African presidents, The Governors Wives Forum Nigeria, United Nations Youth Association Speech Workshop, The Women Community in Africa Forum Self Development workshop, Hon.Ministers amongst others.
She Won the Best Act for Television Presenting and Creative Arts on Fresh Acts in London in 2004, with an outstanding  experience in both television and radio production in both the United Kingdom and the West Midlands. 

She has produced from children’s programs to science fiction screen adaptation and was also the lead actress in IF ONLY an educational screen play on British television network dealing with cancer and infertility, developed independent real-time documentaries on the Asaba Massacre and Mary Slessor on CHANNEL 4 and on BEN TV London and is aTalented Acrylic Artist.
She is also a member of the board of the I am NigeriaLeadership Forum , Leadership for Africa, The Not too Young to run, African Young Female Advancement, Chairperson Agenda35 Advisory council for ELECTHER amongst many others.

With also a background in English and Broadcasting, Creative writing and Project Management, Adaora is the Cordinator of Deep Talk, a Mentoring Group which reaches out to young women between the ages of 15–35.

She was also the NOA mission Peace Envoy To East and West Africa and The Most Laudable and pro existing voice on Gender in Nigeria and in some parts of West Africa and also a Fellow of the institute of Public Administration with also an Executive Masters Certificate in global affairs and international relations.

She is also the coordinator of The G20 dialogue, a platform that bringsstakeholders who are women in Nigeria and Africa to seek for resolutions to issues that affect women.

She has won many awards in and outside the country and is the Current Female Role Model of The Year by the United Nations Women Association for her numerous papers on social innovation, policy development, implementation strategies on Gender, IDPS and the physically challenged. She was the former Secretary for the African Young female Advancement Forum. She is the CEO of DAVIDORA HAIRSPA, an exclusive bespoke wellness, beauty and men’s grooming hub. She is also currently the brand ambassador Female Cricket for Nigerian cricket federation.


A thought provoking Spoken Word Artist with her album Change smitten detailing issues of leadership and the led, Author Serendipity, Scepter, Anghuli(HAPPINESS) a collection of poetic memoirs and the short classic Just Because He Said I Could. She speaks English fluently , igbo, and Yoruba, Hausa, French, Jamaican Patois, Swahili basically.

Adaora is referred to as a Passionary and a Visionary leader. She is a definitive, quintessential, Intelligent and a remarkably people oriented progressive trailblazer of our time and in years to come