Our Team

Social development specialists with decades of
International development sector experience

Our Team

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Kemi Asuni

GESI Advisor

Kemi Asuni is an independent consultant working with SDDirect on the LINKS Programme in Nigeria. 

Kemi has 14 years’ experience working in Nigeria with DFID projects, many of them based on Market System development, with background In economics, a graduate of the Bayero University Kano- Nigeria, received training on gender and human rights from MS-TCDC in Arusha Tanzania. Kemi Started her career as an administrator, later  developed interest in   women’s economic empowerment  in private Sector.

Kemi has previously worked on GEMS1 ( Growth and Employment in States support to meat and leather industry a project managed by DFID  where she worked as the  administrative manager of the project , With experience working in Northern Nigeria,  she has worked on the  Business Innovation Facility which  was funded by DFID co-managed by CBI and PWC , she worked as the  gender manager on the project, working directly with women small holder’s farmers in  various value chains to  increase income and productivity and ensure that there is a business case for empowering women in the value chains especially with the private sector.

Kemi is currently the GESI Advisor on the LINKS program. LINKS is a seven-year programme launched in September 2019, with funding from the UK Government. LINKS aims to support development of a vibrant and diversified economy in the three key northern Nigerian states of Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, acting as a powerful engine of northern economic growth  funded by DFID programme,  LINKS has an ambitious target to increase 3,000,000  household incomes  by 25%, 100,000 new FTE , Kemi’s role is to ensure that 40%  of women are beneficiaries and 6% of people with disability are reached .