VBCi, a non-profit organization promotes strengthening of communities to harness assets for common good in a sustainable manner, that retains indigenous knowledge and value system to ensure social and economic justice. VBCi provides capacity for community groups with special focus on supporting women and vulnerable groups to mobilize, organize and establish effective cooperatives.
VBCi areas of concentration include: assets based community development; skills mapping and capacity development; sustainable local economies; women and youth empowerment; leadership development; and cultural preservation.
VBCi was founded by Odinakaonye Lagi a development professional and human rights advocate with over 17 years experience promoting human rights-based programming in Nigeria. She is the Program Director, Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) Nigeria, a network of clinical programmes promoting access to justice, legal aid, justice education, and public interest lawyering. A member, Board of Director and Secretary Executive Committee of the Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE) representing African region. Odi Lagi has an MA in Human Rights from Central European University, diploma in Development Leadership from Coady International Institute, diploma in Social Innovation from UN University of Peace, and an Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) Human Rights Fellow.