Helen Okotie is a development enthusiast with over 5 years experience in community development sector. She has implemented projects in social development, education, nutrition and gender equality. At Sahel, Helen is a senior program analyst. She currently works on the Advancing Local Dairy Development in Nigeria; where her work involves providing support on strategy development, program implementation and stakeholders engagement to drive innovative solutions that will increase productivity, financial inclusion and improved livelihood for small holder women dairy farmers and the communities in which they live.
Helen is passionate about international development. Prior to Sahel, she worked as a Program Officer at Khan Initiative on ENGINE II Project to advocate for women economic empowerment, gender equality and improved girls access to education. Helen holds a master’s and bachelor degree in Biochemistry from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She was a Mandela Washington fellow at the Staley School of Leadership, Kansas State University, US.