About Us

Who we are

The Ijesha Global Alliance for Development hereinafter referred to as (IGAD) is a coalition of Ijeshas in the Nigeria Homeland and in the Diaspora. The primary mission of IGAD is to mobilize the resources, and talents of Ijeshas across the globe to drive the sustainable and people-centered, social, economic, and industrial development of Ijeshaland. IGAD is registered as a tax-exempt non-profit organization in the US.

Our Development Model

IGAD’s core community development philosophy is grounded in a broad-based, holistic development masterplan for Ijeshaland that incorporates both philanthropic giving and the mobilization of investment and human capital for the industrialization and economic development of Ijeshaland.

Our Management Structure

As enshrined in its article of incorporation and Byelaws, IGAD is governed by an elected 7-member Board  ofDirectors currently headed by Prince Bimbo Olashore. Other members include Dr. Adewale Alonge, Pastor Laitan Obileye, Dr Babatunde Ojo, Alhaji Lateef A. Bakare (Sir LAB), with Sir Ademola Aladekomo and
Professor Olowookere as ex-officio members. IGAD’s daily operation is managed by an executive director who is answerable to the executive board. IGAD also has advisory Board of Trustees made up of eminent Ijesha personalities.

Our Projects

IGAD’s vision is to transform Ijeshaland into a global center of excellence and innovation hub for the Digital Economy & entrepreneurship.

Ijeshaland Digital Innovation Hub

The Ijeshaland Digital Innovation Hub will be equipped with state-of-the-art digital classroom for both in-person and asynchronous skill acquisition training to Ijesha youths in global high-demand digital skills including digital marketing, data analytics, cybersecurity, digital design, entrepreneurship, digital business incubation and acceleration.

Agricultural Value- Chain Farm Hubs

Working with US based Farmwella Social Purpose Corporation, IGAD will establish private sector funded vertically integrated farms across the six local government areas of Ijeshaland to train and empower Ijesha youths as Agri entrepreneurs and farm managers. 

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