Sarah Adeyinka is the founder and board chair of CoCreate VZW. She has been active in the field of humanitarian aid for over a decade, with a focus on vulnerable populations such as refugees, asylum seekers, and survivors of human trafficking for sexual exploitation. She worked on board two rescue vessels operated by Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) involved in the rescue of migrants at sea. Her role included providing cultural mediation, identifying vulnerable women and referring them to the right channels for assistance.
She is a doctoral candidate at Ghent University where she is part of the European Research Commission funded ChildMove project and is conducting research on the impact of transit experiences on the wellbeing on unaccompanied minors. Her part of the project is focused on young, female, Nigerian refugees arriving in Italy.
Alongside Sophie Samyn, she recently concluded a research project on the wellbeing of West African women in prostitution in the Schaerbeek municipality of Brussels, a project which was funded by the municipality.