Osasuyi Dirisu is the Executive Director at the Policy Innovation Centre and Senior Fellow at the Nigerian Economic Summit Group where she oversees behavioral and policy interventions in governance, gender, inclusion and social development in Nigeria. She is a development and gender expert with over 20 years’ experience implementing research and development projects
on women empowerment, sexual and gender–based violence, health systems, gender inequalities, as well as social and economic inclusion. She was formerly Research Director at the Population Council and in that role was the Country Lead for the BMGF funded Evidence Consortium on Women’s Group (ECWG) in Nigeria. She also led the development of the National Gender Based Violence (GBV) Dashboard, an innovative data management and visualization platform for the collation of validated, real–time GBV data in Nigeria for the EU–Spotlight Initiative. She holds a PhD from the University of Leeds.