See behind the scenes! Tour FORWARD’s office and meet the team in this short video!

 Our Team

Naana Otoo-Oyortey MBE – Executive Director

Toks Okeniyi – Head of UK Programmes and Operations

Mary Otuko – UK Programme Manager


Community Programme

Naima Ibrahim – Community Development Officer

Layla Ismail – Bristol FGM Community Project Coordinator

Saadye Ali – Bristol FGM Community Project Assistant

Mahasin Abu – Sudanese Community Support Worker

Kabung Lomodong – Programme Support Officer

Fatuma Farah – Interim Support Lead


Training Programme

Yvette Robbin-Coker- Training & Development Coordinator

Seble Belay – UK Programme Assistant


Youth Programme

Vanessa Diakides – Youth Programme Lead

Rasha Farah – Youth Programme Officer

Christina Fonthes – Youth Programme Officer

Wangu Mureithi – Schools Programme Assistant


Policy, Africa and Diaspora Programme

Adwoa Kwateng-Kluvitse – Head of Global Advocacy

Kekeli Kpognon – Head of Diaspora Programmes

Wossenyelesh Kifle – Africa Programme Manager

Jenny Vaughn – Senior Campaigns and Advocacy Officer

Justina Ogunseitan – Africa Programme Assistant

Angela Muruli – Africa Diaspora Programme Intern


Communications, Events & Fundraising

Naomi Reid – Projects & Events Manager

Caroline Walker – Fundraising and Communications Officer


Finance & Office Management

Fosdicka Crankson – Finance Manager

Rita Janani – Finance Assistant

Damaris Villanueva – Senior Admin & HR Officer