Mariam Odunayo Nurudeen-Arole is a legal practitioner with two years of post-call experience. She is also the Director of Programme for the Pro bono Centre, an emerging public interest litigation initiative. The initiative provides pro bono  legal services to indigent, disadvantaged and marginalised residents of Lagos State, particularly victims of gender-based violence, child abuse and unfair dismissals. She was selected to be a part of the 2020 cohort of Accountability Lab Nigeria’s Accountability Incubator program. Through the incubator, she also intends to create an Accountable Endowment fund to cover the out of pocket expenses of pro bono lawyers  such as transport, cost of filling, fines and court costs.

The Accountability Incubator is the Lab’s flagship program for young civil society leaders to build sustainable, effective tools for accountability, participation and social impact in their societies. Selected ‘accountapreneurs’ undergo an accelerated one-year program with hands-on, comprehensive support for their ideas and initiatives. The Incubator provides mentorship, fundraising and management support, and access to a global network of leading institutions, foundations and donors. The overall objective of the Incubator is to support individuals to strengthen accountability and support better governance in their countries at a local and/or national level.

You can connect with Mariam on LinkedIn.