Bisi Alimi‘s expertise on Social Justice range from Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Race and Race Relations, Feminism, Education and Poverty Alleviation.
Alimi was the first Nigerian to openly declare his sexuality on national television in 2004 and this led to threats to his life and his resulting move to the United Kingdom where he was a refugee until December 2014 when he was granted British citizenship. He has engaged with the media for social change ever since, including interviews on CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera. He has spoken at TEDx, and his writing has been translated into 15 languages globally. He has recently attended the World Economic Forum Africa, as well as Aspen Ideals Festival.
He is a consultant with the World Bank on the Economic impact of Homophobia and serves on the World Bank advisory board on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
In 2015, he founded the Bisi Alimi Foundation.
Fellowship and Communications Intern
Sayali is pursuing a BA in International Development at King’s College London. Sayali first became interested in working with NGOs that push for social justice when she worked closely with the NAZ Care Home, an orphanage in New Delhi that is dedicated to supporting orphans with HIV/AIDs. During her first two years at university so far, Sayali has participated in many programs that have allowed her to collaborate with development experts and academics to produce solutions to issues in the development field, such as NGO coordination. Sayali was also part of the “Women in Conflict” program at King’s College London, where she joined forces with students from Jaffna University to produce a report on women’s rights post-war in Sri Lanka for the King’s Global Health Centre.
Although Sayali currently lives in London she is from New Jersey. She is excited to graduate and to continue fighting for what she believes in.
Business Engagement Intern
Eli Manderson Evans
Eli is currently completing his masters degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where he studies an MSc in The Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice. He also holds a BA in Politics and Hispanic studies from the University of Sheffield, which included a year studying aboard, as part of the ERASMUS programme, at the University of Valencia, Spain.
Eli is extremely passionate about human rights, LGBTQI issues and social equality and out of such interests he has interned and worked for numerous NGOs and political organisations both in the UK and abroad. In his professional capacity, he has focused his energies in advocacy work, diversity training and conducting research for numerous reports.
In the final year of his undergraduate degree, Eli undertook a Parliamentary internship where he worked closely with an MP, supported them in their day-to-day work, conducted research, wrote for the MP’s official website and dealt with constituent concerns.