Kevwe Oghide is a brand and communications specialist currently overseeing communications and advocacy at Connected Development.
In this role, she develops strategic communications and advocacy initiatives that advance the mission of CODE in amplifying grassroots voices and bridging the information gap between marginalised communities and the government across 7 African countries. She creates human-centric stories and communications materials for public awareness and drive timely intervention to deprived regions.
Kevwe is advocating for SDG 16—Promoting Peace, Justice and Stronger Institution in Nigeria; a cause for which she emerged the 2019 Winner of the Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award, having presented a case on Rebuilding Stronger Institutions at the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, France.
In 2019, Kevwe worked with a team to observe the Nigerian General Elections using a Real-Time (Web-Based Map) Situation Technology, Uzabe, to report incidences of violence at polling units. Recommendations made from this election process are being adopted by the Nigerian Electoral Body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Before joining CODE, she had garnered 8 years of real-world communications and branding experience working with small and medium enterprises in a diverse range of industries including Not-for-Profit, Consulting, Manufacturing and Oil and Gas.
As an activist, she has called for improved WASH services- especially for girls, the provision of basic education in rural areas, gender equality, and other social justices. Her articles have been quoted by UNICEF and Devex, among other platforms.
Kevwe has a profound appreciation for great humanitarian service, demonstrates high ethical standards and has an outstanding record of generating high impact results.