Our Board


Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of BRCI. They meet regularly during the year to consider, determine and review BRCI’s strategies and policies and to receive updates from the Project Coordinator. This independent board is comprised of:  

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Eka Bassey


James Ibor

James Ibor


James Ibor is a human rights lawyer with more than 10 years of practice. He is Principal Counsel at Basic Rights Counsel, the litigation arm of Basic Rights Counsel Initiative and also serves as Secretary on the Board of Cross River State Administration of Criminal Justice Council.

Ndodeye Bassey-Obongha

Ndodoye Bassey-Obongha


Ndodeye Bassey-Obongha holds a B.Sc. in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA). She has worked with Girls Power Initiative Calabar in Various capacities such as Deputy Coordinator, Head of programmes and Program Officer Media and Advocacy. Between 2014-2016, Ndodeye worked as Executive Director, Mothers Against Child Abandonment (MACA) and Partnership opportunities for Women Empowerment Realization (POWER).

She is a SIECUS trained Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Educator and has over 16 years experience in facilitating and running safe spaces for girls on sexual and reproductive health and rights. She is a certified UNICEF trained master trainer on child protection. She has served as Project Manager for the Cross River State Learning About Living (LAL), a One World UK adolescent reproductive health project from 2007-2009, Country-Coordinator AMANITARE sexual rights network project, Nigeria from 2010-2013.

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Okonette Ekanem


Okonette Ekanem is a senior lecturer at the University of Calabar.


Nse Paulinus


Nse Paulinus is the CEO of SkyTrip Services Limited and Nsukara Ventures. He is committed to social justice and has served in various capacities in organizations whose aims promote the promotion of justice and the doing of good. He is a past President of Rotary Club of Calabar – Tinapa.

Leo Chikezie Igwe

Leo Chikezie Igwe is a Nigerian human rights advocate and humanist. Igwe is a former Western and Southern African representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. He specializes in campaigning against and documenting the impacts of child witchcraft accusations. He holds a Ph.D. from the Bayreuth International School of African Studies at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, having earned a graduate degree in Philosophy from the University of Calabar in Nigeria.

Akoda Winifred Eyoawan

Professor, Department of History and International Studies, University of Calabar, Nigeria