Victoria Ibezim OhaeriVictoria Ibezim Ohaeri



Occupational Information

Occupation: Social Entrepreneur

Occupational PositionFounder & CEO Spaces for Change/ S4C

Professional History

Victoria Ohaeri is the founder and executive director of Spaces for Change – a non-profit that leverages digital technology to crowdsource policy research data, facilitate public dialogue and mobilize the participation of the often-unheard segments of the population – youth, women and local communities –in the development of social and economic policies in Nigeria. With over 10 years research work and advocacy experience in Africa, Europe, North and South America, she is the currently the country team lead in the ongoing international energy sector research program focusing on Nigeria, Bangladesh and India.

The four-year multidisciplinary research project seeks to investigate the stark gender inequalities in access to energy resources and build the evidence-base for developing policy reforms that can overcome these disparities in Nigeria. Victoria also leads S4C’s frontline advocacy and litigation campaign to address the recurrent threats of urban violence and forced displacement in Lagos slum communities.  She writes weekly columns in three Nigerian national dailies, with her public commentary focusing mainly on energy, the environment, the extractive industry, urban governance, and gender and human rights. She is an SXSW 2013 honoree.


Post-graduate diploma in social and economic rights from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland
Master’s Degree from Harvard Law School, (Harvard University), USA.


2016 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow