Sesôr means ‘we will repair’ in Tiv (a language spoken by about 6 million people in Benue State in Nigeria) and was founded in 2009.
Ier Jonathan-Ichaver was inspired to found Sesôr after her family and her village in the Nyiev-Tiev community in Benue was badly affected by violent conflict with another community in 2009. Sesôr went on to provide relief materials such as food and clothing to affected villagers.
Ier Jonathan-Ichaver, is a graduate of Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and also holds a Masters in Political Management from the George Washington University, DC, USA (2011).
Ier resumed at Sesôr in December 2013 as Executive Director after over seven years at the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF). Her last posting was at UNICEF Geneva, Switzerland where she provided global advisory and training support to UNICEF offices in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East on corporate alliances and fundraising. Prior to working with UNICEF Geneva, Ier had worked with UNICEF Nigeria and the Centre for Values in Leadership and has experience in advertising (Prex Advertising, Nigeria), the financial sector (MBC International Bank Nigeria and Kakawa Discount House Limited Nigeria) and Christian ministry (International Church of Christ, Lagos).