Fatima Lamishi Adamu is an Associate Professor of Gender Studies in the Department of Sociology Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria. She has published numerous articles nationally and internationally on women, gender relations and religious movements and coordinated national and international level research in Nigeria. She is currently a National Programme Manager of a UKaid funded programme “Women for Health” responsible for supporting states to empwer women and girls to take career in the health sector in order to improve acute shortage of female health workers in the states of Jigawa, Kano, Kastina, Zamfara and Yobe. Prior to that she was a Director of Research and Documentation at the National Centre for Women Development and also a member of think tank group of Mr President and was responsible on Social Development 2003-2006.
Fatima Adamu is a woman activist and serves in numerous executive and board positions in many academic, government and non-governmental organizations. She is currently a member of Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) fund responsible for the reduction of maternal mortality (2012-2015). And was a delegate, representing her Kebbi state in the 2015 National Conference and Dialogue to decide the future of Nigeria