Idayat Hassan is a senior program officer at the Centre for Democracy and Development West Africa
(CDD), where she helps develop and implement projects promoting empowerment and democratization in West Africa.
Prior to joining the CCD, Idayat was a deputy regional coordinator with the Movement Against Corruption in Nigeria, an organization that seeks to eradicate corruption and poverty in Nigeria. Idayat received her bachelor’s degree in law from the Lagos State University, Ojo, and holds an LL.M. in legal theory from the European Academy of Legal Theory, Brussels. Since her admission to the Nigerian bar, Idayat has focused on legislative advocacy, legal reform, transparency and accountability, and the rights of vulnerable groups. As a PILnet International Fellow, she is working on a project to bolster public-interest litigation in Nigeria.