Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli is an expert on social innovation, African agriculture and nutrition, entrepreneurship and youth development.

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Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli has more than 25 years of experience in international development. A seasoned entrepreneur, for the past 15 years she has focused exclusively on transforming the African agriculture and nutrition landscape, partnering with a range of private and public sector organizations. Her most recent start-up, Changing Narratives Africa, is committed to showcasing Africa's rich gastronomic heritage, celebrating its contributions to the food ecosystem and scaling proudly African food brands.

Okonkwo Nwuneli holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She was a senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School and an Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow. She is the author of Social Innovation in Africa: A Practical Guide for Scaling Impact and Food Entrepreneurs in Africa: Scaling Resilient Agriculture Businesses, both published by Routledge.

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What Now … for planet Earth? Notes from Session 4 of TEDWomen 2021

December 3, 2021

If we’re going to continue to live, breathe and thrive together on this planet, we’re going to have to answer a couple of very important questions: What now for the Earth? And how do we balance the urgency of the climate crisis while still dreaming of a bright future? With actions and answers, six incredible […]

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