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About Us

Who We Are.



Bridging the gap and empowering individuals and communities to seek alternatives for social and economic development


To foster innovative concepts and ideals that empowers vulnerable youths and women to maximize their potential.


Responsiveness and commitment

Transparency and Accountability

Building capacity to empower

Quality and Excellence

Frandek Development Initiative is a Non-Governmental Organisation which was set up to foster innovative concepts and ideals that are beneficial to its immediate community and the nation at large. Incorporated by Trustees in Nigeria, Frandek Development Initiative is affiliated to Frandek International Consulting Limited (FCL). FCL is a well-established capacity development agency that is keen to use her wealth of experience, expertise and skills to foster her philosophy of participatory corporate social responsibility.

The focus of Frandek Development Initiative (FDI) is to promote and showcase best practice. FDI will use its long standing expertise, knowledge and skills gained from the international arena to work with, build the skills, and expertise of front line practitioners who carry out day-to-day activities in the following areas:

  • Youth employment and wealth creation

  • Empowering vulnerable women and men in the community especially in the area of violence against women.

  • Social Inclusion and Building Safety-net for Vulnerable People


Taking advantage of Frandek’s expertise and long history of change management and capacity building training globally, Frandek Development Initiatives ensures that wherever Frandek does business and it strives to build tangible engagements that we invest in people, the community and the nation, especially through its non-governmental organization – Frandek Development Initiative. FDI aims to provide community based enabling environment including access to skills acquisition centers


Frandek Development Initiative sees a window of opportunity in working with the Federal Government of Nigeria to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of:

·         Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger

·         Promoting gender equality and empowering women

·         Developing a global partnership for development

Our strategy is to nurture key partnerships to deliver socially beneficial, sustainable, replicable and adaptable community driven programs. We do this by harnessing youth employability skills and income generating opportunities targeted at the unemployed, vulnerable men and women in entrepreneurship.  

We support pilot initiatives and provide matching grants and resources to on-going initiatives. Frandek Development Initiative works with government institutions, bilateral and multilateral agencies, corporate institutions and communities to deliver change management programs through strategic project management, Risk management, Public Protection, Research and intelligence gathering, Train-the-trainers and human resource management expertise.


Frandek Initiative’s core priority areas include; 

·         Empowerment and entrepreneurial development

·         Employability and job creativity development

·         Community orientation & development projects  

·         Poverty alleviation

·         Public protection and risk management


Partnering with the Ministry of Finance, SMEDAN, and other focal agencies of government, Frandek Initiative would implement programs that ensure gender parity and equality. Gender parity and equality in empowerment and entrepreneurial development is both a basic human right and an important means of improving social and economic outcomes in our communities.


Working with the enhanced its productivity measurement strategy to ensure sustainable development through partnership on the National Policy on Productivity; and the strategic alliance with UNIDO, UNDP and NIMASA on projects, Frandek Initiative proposes to work with the Ministry of Labour and Productivity and other development partners to develop a mentoring framework and coaching for women and young people.  It will also develop and implement the framework for providing a job advisory service through job centres in pilot locations.


Frandek Initiative will take on innovative development projects as well as providing a job advisory service through job centers among other projects.


This will focus on developing a pool of funds for disbursing small start-up grants for small businesses, supporting skill development through training and seminars. It will also partner with the Community Services Scheme for women and youths under SURE-P program 


Frandek Initiative will work with government regulatory bodies, civil –society organizations, international bodies and security agencies to deliver on this priority area.  By providing rights –based protection and linkages to appropriate institutions that can further enshrine the rights of citizens where such issues have been identified. Frandek will develop a mentoring framework and coaching for women and young people with focal agencies and other stakeholders. The key areas of focus are on providing better penal direction for offender management and rehabilitation and reducing violence against women particularly Domestic Violence.

There is a dearth of knowledge and understanding of domestic violence behavior in our communities. However on a day to day basis both government agencies and the voluntary sector see and experience the devastating impact of domestic violence. Therefore Frandek is keen to work with front-line staff in:

·         Schools  

·         Hospitals, Community health facilities, Adoption Centers and Orphanages

·         The Ministry of Women Affairs

·         Nigerian Police Force and other security and defense institutions

·         The Judiciary system which include Magistrate courts, Nigerian Prison Service, Remand and Protection centers

·         The Civil societies and other international organisations

Youth employment and wealth creation


Empowering vulnerable women and men in the community especially in the area of violence against women


Social Inclusion and Building Safety-net for Vulnerable People


Meet The Team

Dr. Benjamin Odeka - MBBS DCH MA (health care Law) FRCP (L) FRCPCH
Organization Founder

Dr Benjamin Egware Odeka MBBS DCH MA (health care Law) FRCP (L) FRCPCH – Chief executive and founder of LHCHF is a Consultant in paediatric medicine, paediatric gastroenterology and medical educator, researcher, medical manager and expert in medico-legal paediatrics. His practice of paediatric clinical medicine and management earned him clinical excellence award in the national health service of United Kingdom.

Dr Francisca Odeka BSc (Mass Com) Msc (Mass Com.) PhD (Glas) Social Policy
Managing Partner

Dr. Francisca Odeka is the Managing Director of Frandek International Consulting Limited (FCL) an affiliate of Lady Helen Child Health Foundation. Previously she has led on the initiative to develop and Implement Performance Management System in the Nigerian Federal Public Service.

Mrs Ufuoma Claire Odeka – Howell M.Pharm

Ufuoma is a trained pharmacist with a masters degree. A member of the pharmaceutical council Uk is one of the directors with a very strong ethos for social engagement and humanitarian work. She is a manager under the Tesco pharmacy retail chain in Manchester Uk and previously worked as a Pharmacy retail manager at Boots the chemist UK. She is involved in charity work and a trained sign language teacher.