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Linda Bembatoum

Linda Bembatoum

Linda Bembatoum is a freelance international development consultant with Third Sector Development Solutions (TSDS) which she set up in September 2013. She has 15 years experience working in not-for-profit and social entrepreneurship spaces.

As the Founder of TSDS, Linda has facilitated training workshops on sourcing for grants and grant writing for social entrepreneurs and non-governmental organisation (NGO) executives.

Between 2013 and 2015, these training workshops were held on a quarterly basis in collaboration with Enterprise Creative, Lagos – a co-working space and capacity-building hub for creative entrepreneurs. Linda continues to train NGO staff in:

  • grant writing
  • the basics of not-for-profit management
  • and strategic planning.

Staff who have benefitted from her workshops include those from W-Tec, LEAP Africa Social Innovators Fellows and from the National House of Assembly.

Prior to setting up TSDS, Linda worked for Pro-Natura International, Nigeria (PNI) – an NGO working on sustainable community development issues across the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria and the South-Western states. Here she wrote proposals and co-implemented projects for the EU, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Refugee Action UK.

Linda has a bachelors in International Studies from the American University, Washington DC, US, and a masters in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK.