See behind the scenes! Tour FORWARD’s office and meet the team in this short video!

 Our Team

Naana Otoo-Oyortey MBE – Executive Director

Toks Okeniyi – Head of UK Programmes


Africa Programme

Elizabeth Gezahegn King – Africa Programme Manager (on maternity leave)

Wossenyelesh Kifle – Africa Programme Officer

Lottie Howard-Merrill – Africa Programme Research and Documentation Assistant


Diaspora Programme

Kekeli Kpognon – Head of Diaspora Programmes


Community Programme

Naima Ibrahim – Community Development Officer

Yvette Robbin-Coker- Training & Development Co-ordinator

Maria Aden – Community Sessional Worker

Mahasin Abu – Sudanese Community Support Worker

Kabung Lomodong- Community Programme Assistant

Jane Murdoch – Training Support Assistant


Youth Programme

Saria Khalifa – Youth Programme Lead

Dina Baky – Youth Programme Officer

Vanessa Diakides – Schools Programme Coordinator

Rasha Farah – Youth Programme Assistant



Adwoa Kwateng-Kluvitse – Head of Global Advocacy

Rukayah Sarumi – Campaigns and Advocacy Manager


Communications, Events & Fundraising

Naomi Reid – Projects & Events Manager

Caroline Walker – Fundraising and Communications Officer


Finance & Office Management

Fosdicka Crankson – Finance Manager

Rita Janani – Finance Assistant

Damaris Villanueva – Admin & HR Officer