Principal Partner, Gilgal Partners
Taiwo Akinlami is a Public Interest and Social Development Legal Practitioner; Securing A Friendly and Protective Environment for Children® System’s Approach Content and Intellectual Property Owner and ETHICIST, Nigeria and arguably Africa’s Doyen of the field of Child Safeguarding and Protection and Family Strengthening including Rights-Based Approach Parenting as a foremost Subject Matter, focusing on Belief System, Ethical Standards, System/Policy Development, Deployment and Dissemination, Parenting and Total Family Life Management Expert.
He sees the law as an instrument of social change and engineering, insisting that the law is the foundation of the civil society and rules all things.
He is Child Safeguarding and Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Expert and Contents and Curriculum Developer and Consultant to UNICEF, the British Council, European Union-Funded and British Council-Managed Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC), UNFPA, SOS Children’s Village International, USAID, Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Agency of the Ministry of Justice, Lagos State, Lagos State Government Ministry of Education, Office of Quality Assurance, Lagos State Government Ministry of Youth and Social Development, Global Rights, Teach4Nigeria (among others), working with over 250 leading national and international organizations, spread across different sectors of the Nigerian economy and social interests.
Akinlami is a Social Empowerment and Advancement (SEA) Campaigner, touching on subject matters like citizenship, constitutional and human rights, law and entrepreneurship, known as Lawrprenuership, a subject matter under, which he wrote a minimum of 260 articles in a syndicated column, published in leading African amd national dailies like BusinessDay, The Sun and Daily Independent newspapers. He is a School Leadership, Teacher and Core Skill & Competencies Trainer for the British Council,
His project, Securing A Friendly and Protective Environment for Children® and Family Strengthening Project was recognized and showcased by Facebook and Google at the EMEA Child Safety Summit 2017 and reached African countries like Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, to mention a few.
His Social Advocacy and Empowerment and Family Strengthening efforts in the last 23 years has brought to the front burner of the conscience and consciousness of individuals, private and public institutions in Nigeria and arguably Africa, the PROTECTION, RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES of the child and the family for due respect IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD, leading to the promulgation of the Child Rights Act, 2003, Safeguarding and Protection Policy of Lagos State Government and other landmark accomplishments.
Akinlami is married to his adorable and supportive wife, Oluwafunmilayo and the family is blessed with Tieriayooluwa, a precious son.