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Oluwafunmiola Adeniyi

Senior Professional Officer, Human Rights Based Approaches, ICLEI Africa, University of the Western Cape

Oluwafunmiola Adeniyi (known as Funmilola) is a lawyer who is passionate about just and equitable societies, with more than a decade of cross-sectoral experience in the private sector, NGO arena and academia. Funmi is skilled in creating and coordinating projects with a human rights-based framework, geared towards policy change and implementation and prioritisation of vulnerable groups. Her research interests are socio economic rights with particular interest on the right to food, women’s rights and access to justice.

Funmi works at ICLEI Africa as a people-centered rights-based expert, and holds an LLM (Cum Laude) and a PhD in Law (Human Rights Protection) from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.


  • 2022–present
    Senior Professional Officer, ICLEI Africa


  • 2021 
    University of the Western Cape, PhD (Law - Human Rights Protection)
  • 2016 
    University of the Western Cape, LLM LAW (Cum Laude)