Ms Olajobi Makinwa is the UN Global Compact Head of Transparency and Anti-Corruption Initiatives responsible for the UN Global Compact’s 10th principle on Transparency and Anti-Corruption.
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As part of her assignment, she assists UN Global Compact participants in the implementation of their commitment to the 10th principle. She also heads the 10th Principle Working Group that provides strategic direction to the work of the UN Global Compact on transparency and conducting business with ethics and integrity.
Makinwa is also responsible for coordinating the participation of civil society in the UN Global Compact by engaging with civil society organizations with a view to deepen current relations and to widen the engagement of civil society organizations in the work of the UN Global Compact. Prior to joining the UN Global Compact, Ms. Makinwa was the Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa.
Previously, Makinwa worked with a number of UN agencies and programs in different capacities. She was a Legal Officer with the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya and Geneva, Switzerland where she worked with others to develop framework and sectoral environmental laws for a number of African countries under the Joint UNEP/UNDP project on Environmental Law and Institutions in Africa.
Makinwa has served as a consultant to UNDP, ILO, UNHCHR, WHO and the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa. She was also a law lecturer in Nigeria. Makinwa holds a degree in Law [LL. B] and a graduate degree – Master of International Law & Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Makinwa holds a Programme in Business Leadership [PBL] degree from the School of Business Leadership, University of South Africa. She is a graduate of the School of Legal Practice (now School of Legal Practice and Development), Pretoria, South Africa