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.
Communications and Research Officer
Zuzana holds an MA in Human Rights from University College London and a BA in Social Policy from the University of Leeds. Zuzana is a social justice enthusiast and has engaged with local NGOs in the UK as well as in developing countries. During her university studies, she was a member of Leeds University Amnesty International, assisting with fundraising and organising campaigns. She has recently finished an internship for the Permanent Mission of Slovakia to the UN, where she supported the committee officer with the overall management of social, humanitarian and cultural committee.