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

Nisan Zerai Kesete – UK Programme Manager

Mary Otuko – UK Programme Manager (maternity cover)


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


Training Programme

Yvette Robbin-Coker- Training & Development Coordinator

Kabung Lomodong- Programme Assistant


Youth Programme

Vanessa Diakides – Youth Programme Lead

Seyi Afolabi – Youth Programme Officer – Advocacy


Rasha Farah – Programme Officer – Schools

Fatuma Farah – DfE Project Officer


Policy, Africa and Diaspora Programme

Adwoa Kwateng-Kluvitse – Head of Global Advocacy

Kekeli Kpognon – Head of Diaspora Programmes

Wossenyelesh Kifle – Africa Programme Officer


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