Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi is the President of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA). She rose to this position in the year MWIA celebrated her one hundredth anniversary as the first Nigerian to rise to this position.
Dr. Eleanor Ann Nwadinobi is a medical doctor and a health, gender and human rights expert with a European Union Masters in Human rights and Democratisation (EMA) from Venice, Italy. She is a Fellow of the African Arts and Culture (FAAC).
Dr Nwadinobi has served her National Association, Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN) and MWIA in several capacities at the State, National and International levels for over 38 years. Dr. Nwadinobi joined the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria through its Enugu branch in 1982 and rose to become President of the Enugu branch in 1997. In 2005, Dr. Nwadinobi was elected as the National President of MWAN. At International level, she has served on the scientific, ethics and resolution committees and chaired the Public Relations Centennial Committee. She served on the Executive Committee as the Finance committee Chair.
Eleanor is also the founding Co-Chair, Steering Committee of Every Woman Treaty, a group calling for a Global treaty to end Violence Against Women and Girls. Dr. Nwadinobi is the co- country representative for the Working Group on Women Youth Peace and Security for UNOWAS. Over her 38-year career, Dr. Nwadinobi has contributed to the Development Agenda in the last decade as Women, Peace and Security expert with DFID – Funded Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, NSRP. Gender expert, ECOWAS Early warning Directorate; Lead researcher, Gender based Violence (GBV) World Bank –(Women for Nigeria); Lead researcher for Children on the street with ECOWAS; Gender adviser Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) Foreign and Commonwealth office; Team lead and Gender expert of drafting team for African Union (AU), Stabilization, Recovery and Resilience strategy for the Lake Chad basin countries (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) affected by Boko Haram; Gender Adviser to Tony Blair Institute on the Supporting leaders Programme in Nigeria and Spotlight Initiative consultant to the UN for drafting Nigeria’s strategy on eliminating GBV.
Dr. Nwadinobi sits on the Board of National and International Organisations including Africagenda, AFIDFF, Blossoms of the Vine Fellowship (BVF) and Widows Development Organisation (WiDO), Women First and is advisor to the Global Fund for Women. She is a recipient of several National and International awards and has authored several publications.