Tomilola Ajayi

Content manager, Communications

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, French (lower intermediate)

A writer, editor, media and communications specialist with a background in the international development sector. 


Writing, editing, strategic communications, content development, messaging, creative project management, media relations and PR for campaigns, policy and advocacy moments. Experienced at creating content focusing on a range of issues, including climate justice, sustainable development, trade policy and humanitarian response.

Before IIED

Before joining IIED, Tomilola worked in various media, PR, communications and editorial roles for NGOs including the Fairtrade Foundation and Christian Aid. Her experience includes a stint in Sierra Leone managing communications for a DFID/EU-funded programme, which partnered with local civil society organisations on governance, accountability and citizens’ rights. 


  • MA in journalism, University of the Arts, London
  • LLB law, University College London

Current work

As content manager in IIED’s communications group, Tomilola develops, writes and edits a range of materials – from insights and backgrounds, policy briefings to animations – designed for diverse audiences across policy and practice.