|Birth||31 October 1970, Akure, Nigeria|
Niyi Ojuolape (born Edward Adeniyi Ojuolape) is a Nigerian diplomat, international development consultant and the United Nations Population Fund’s UNFPA Country Representative to Ghana.
Early life and education
Ojuolape was born in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. His father, Justice Edward Ojuolape, is a retired High Court judge of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Ojuolape holds a Master of Science degree in finance from the University of Calabar and a banking and finance degree from Ondo State University in Nigeria.
Ojuolape held the position of chief programme officer of donor coordination for the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) in Nigeria, where he coordinated the communications, donor activities and the development of resource mobilisation strategies that led to an increase of $150 million in funding for the Agency’s portfolio over a five-year period. He has also worked as the special assistant to the Minister of Health in Nigeria – Late Babatunde Osotimehin. He played an integral role in the success of the Ministry of Health’s supervision of approximately 4000 staff members and a budget of about $1.2 billion. He also worked on several World Bank funded projects between 2002 and 2005.
United Nations Population Fund
Ojuolape was appointed as the UNFPA resident representative in Ghana in August 2017. He has mainstreamed youth issues, zero gender-based violence, and comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), as core strands of the organisation.