Serah Makka Serah Makka




Occupational Information

Job Title: Executive Director for Engagement and Mobilisation, ONE

Professional History

Serah Makka-Ugbabe is ONE’s Executive Director, Engagement and Mobilisation. She leads ONE’s work on global campaigning and digital strategy as well as the coordination, growth, and engagement of ONE’s diverse and global supporter base.

Prior to this role, Serah was ONE’s Nigeria Country Director where she led the team to achieve success in the flagship Make Naija Stronger campaign resulting in an annual Federal fund for basic healthcare provision.

Before joining ONE, Serah worked in Afghanistan, the United States, and Nigeria in the education sector, as a strategy and evaluation consultant and advising the Nigerian government. Her involvement in people-powered campaigns began in Nigeria with the Occupy Nigeria movement, BringBackOurGirls, and the EndSars movement. As a 2018 Archbishop Desmond Fellow, she focuses on amplifying citizen voices for better governance.

Serah is a Nigerian national. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Florida and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. 


Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
BA in Economics and International Studies from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude.


2018 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

 Additional Tags: Economics, International Studies, Public Policy, Digital Strategy, Healthcare, Education, Consulting, Governance