Gloria is a spoken word artist who specializes in using words to evoke solutions to societal ills.
Youth Leadership Advocate | Social Entrepreneur | Development Strategist
Ikenna Ogbudimkpa is a social entrepreneur, human development professional, career coach, a youth mentor and advocate.
He is the Founder and Executive Director of Vision Alive Foundation, a foremost youth development organization based in South East Nigeria. Vision Alive has a robust youth membership and organizes impactful events, chief of which is the United Nations International Youth Day Commemoration.
He is passionate about Leadership and Youth advocacy, leading the #NotTooYoungToRun, #ReadyToRun and #VoteNotFight Movements in Abia State.
He is a committee member of the Open Government Partnership in Abia State and Coordinates the Youth Development of Abia State Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development Goals and other various advocacy efforts.
A firm believer in the Nigerian Identity, he intends to build a network of professional youths across Nigeria.
He loves reading, mentoring, traveling, and engaging in resourceful ventures.
Rt.Rev. Nathan.c. Kanu (PhD)
Psychologist | Thought Leader| Anglican Bishop | Lecturer
Nathan Chinenye Okechukwu Kanu, is the last of the three children. Born in Arugwu Obegu in Ugwunagbo LGA of Abia State, Nigeria.
Before joining the ordained ministry he served as Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade Officer, Anglican Youth Fellowship Leader, and Church Choir Master.
He was made a Deacon 1994 and Priested 1995.
He lived and studied in America from 1996 -2009.
He was the coordinator of the Nigeria Anglican Mission (CANA) in the United States.
He was elected a Bishop of the Church and consecrated 2007.
He studied both in Nigeria and the United States of America and holds Dip.Th. Dip.Rel Studies, B.A., M.Min. & Ph.D. in Psychology and Pastoral Counseling, he is a Preacher, Lecturer, and Conference Speaker on Missions, Theology and Churchmanship. His scholarship and intelligence are to God’s glory and the blessing of the church.
He is the present Bishop of the Diocese of Aba Ngwa North, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
Advocate | Community Builder | Technologist
Samson Goddy is a 19-year-old technologist and a co-founder of Open Source Community Africa who started learning how to code at aged 9.
He was introduced into the world of technology with the One Laptop Per Child program. He is passionate about edTech and an advocate for open technology.
He has been serving as a board member of Sugar Labs, a community of people creating software to improve children's learning.
He is on a mission to bridge the technology gap across Africa.
Entrepreneur | Ecosystem Developer | Consultant
Uche Aniche, is the founder & CEO of Havilah & Hills - a marketing communications and software development agency based in Port Harcourt. He's arguably the foremost advocate for Startup Ecosystem development in the South-South and South-East through #StartupSouth - helping to raise over $400,000 for founders in the region in the last four years.
#StartupSouth has a mission to educate, connect and attract support/investment to teams in the two geo-political regions.
Uche believes that Nigeria will realize her potential when young people across Nigeria are meaningfully engaged through high scale Entrepreneurship.
He's a director at SSE Angel Network - a group of professionals mentoring and investing in founders/startups living in/operating out of the South-South/South-East, Nigeria.
Uche is married to Delight and has three Children - Havilah, Ziv & Eri.
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Safety Education Advocate | Author | International Speaker
Ugochi Obidiegwu is the Managing Partner, Ulomka Multi Solutions, a growing Health and Safety business.
The Train Them Young Initiative (#2TYI), under her company has taught safety skills to over 3500 students in Nigeria and Ghana. She is the author of the child safety story book series - The Adventures of Muna, self published on Amazon. She convenes the annual School Safety Summit where relevant stakeholders proffer solutions to safety challenges affecting school children. In 2016, she became a YALI Regional Leadership Centre Fellow for Emerging African Leaders. In 2017, she was a finalist for the McKinsey Next Generation Woman Leader Award. In 2018, she became a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur and a Mandela Washington Fellow. She currently sits on the West African Regional Advisory Board to IREX and USAID on matters relating to the Mandela Washington Fellowship. Ugochi Obidiegwu is committed to ensuring more children get safety education in Africa.
Ugochi West Edwin-Otu
Youth Development Expert | Female Life Coach | Inspirational Speaker
Ugochi West has over fifteen years’ experience in the community development sector specifically focusing on female gender education, mentorship and youth capacity development.
Currently, Ugochi is the founder of a non-governmental organisation- Alvana’s Legacy for Africa (ALFA) where she works to providing safe spaces to promote gender empowerment through education, mentorship and the creation of support systems that help the African woman and youth cope with socio-cultural stereotypes.
Ugochi has served as chapter president, Eastern regional secretary and national vice-president of FECA Nigeria where she now serves in advisory capacity.
She is committed to a substantial reduction of socio-cultural stereotypes, barriers and biases facing youths and women of the African continent.
Ugochi is also a 2018 Mandela Washington fellow and a senior executive assistant at Zenith bank Plc who believes in impacting the continent one person at a time.