Rinmicit Aboki

/ Gender lead

Rinmicit Aboki nee Temlong is a Development Practitioner. Her areas of interest are Gender, Climate Change, Conflict, Food Security and Education. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies. With her skills and interest in research, she has consulted for multiple organizations, including the Centre for Peace Advancement in Nigeria (CEPAN), Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP), British Council, Coram International,  UNICEF – Nigeria, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London amongst others. She was also the team leader of the Girls’ Education Advocacy and Research Network (GEARn), whose primary purpose was to contribute to the body of knowledge on issues of inclusion and equity in basic education in Nigeria. Under her coordination, the Plateau state GEARn received a grant from the British Council and successfully completed a state-level study on girls’ education in Plateau state- schooling in a conflict situation.

She is the founder and former Executive Director of We Unite Foundation and is the convener of a Mentoring Club called Mentor Monday. We Unite Foundation also has a programme called ‘My Safe Space.’ My safe space creates safe spaces within Religious Institutions for victims of abuse ( Women and Girls also boys as the case may be)to speak up  The programme also equips the Institutions to take ownership of the programme. Also, the programme involves and carries men along through the concept of Positive Masculinity. To End Violence Against Women and Girls, we need to carry the Men and involve them in the process.

Rinmicit was a Program Manager for the Centre for Peace Advancement in Nigeria (and directly spearheaded the domestication of the UNSCR1325 and National Action Plan (NAP) on women’s participation in peace and security in Plateau State.

She has published and co-authored articles, including: ‘GENDER AND CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA: A FOCUS ON BENUE, CROSS RIVER, PLATEAU AND RIVERS STATES.’ Dr. Achakpa P, Dr. Ibaishwa R, Temlong R and Okon E.

She currently works at ACIOE Associates as the Gender lead.