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Theme: Reimagine (Ncheharia)

This event occurred on
November 14, 2020
12:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
(UTC +1hr)
Enugu, Enugu

In his article in the Financial Times of April 3, 2020 titled “The Pandemic Is a Portal”, Indian author Arundhati Roy writes, “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next”. The theme for this year’s TEDxOguiRoad is “Reimagine”. Taking a cue from the above referenced article, what will our communities and the rest of the world look like post COVID-19? As history has shown, choices made during crises can shape the world for decades to come so if the pandemic is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next, how do we reimagine our new reality to take advantage of and solve many of the problems that confront us today? How do we galvanise collective action to bring about fundamental change, build economies that deliver inclusive economic growth, prosperity, and safety for all?

It is their vision of this Reimagined world that our Speakers will share with us by exploring a wide range of topics, issues and areas.

The Base Landmark
7, 8 Aguleri Street
Independence Layout
Enugu, Enugu, 14053
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Bell Ihua

Data Scientist
Dr. Bell Ihua is an experienced Public Opinion Pollster, Social Researcher, Change Agent. He is currently the Executive Director at Africa Polling Institute (API), an Abuja-based Opinion Research think-tank, which conducts opinion polls, surveys, social research and evaluation studies, at the intersection of democracy, governance, economy and public life, to support state and non-state actors. Prior to joining API, Bell was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Methodologist at NOI Polls Limited, where he served for almost 7 years. Bell is also the Founder & Chairman at SMYLE Africa Group, a bourgeoning pan-African group of companies promoting social mobility amongst young people, with investments and activities in the non-profit sector, international trade, media and creative arts. He holds a PhD in Business Administration and Management from Kent Business School, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.

Brian C. Ezeike

Film Maker
Under his WOB Films banner and due to his international background (USA, Canada and Nigeria), Brian C. Ezeike has created a diverse array of content for a variety of local, regional, national and international clients spanning different sectors such as business, corporate, and entertainment. He has produced corporate films and videos for clients such as Frito Lay, Road Scholar and City of Atlanta. His work has won international prizes and awards from brands like CHEVROLET and WALMART. Taking his experiences in the US, while working with one of the world leaders in travel tourism, Brian started Odim Hills Productions (OHP) in Nigeria with his partners and he created the epic travelogue TV docu-series, Onye Ije The Traveller, which takes viewers on a journey through some amazing locales in Igboland while promoting culture, language and tourism. This is perhaps Brian’s most important work to date as it is steeped in history, passion and preservation.

Njide Ndili

Access To Health
Njide Ndili is the Country Director for PharmAccess Foundation, an international NGO dedicated to facilitating affordable access to quality health care in Africa by stimulating investments in the healthcare industry through partnerships with the private sector and government institutions. She has oversight of activities that support demand side financing through insurance, supply side quality improvement using our ISQua accredited SafeCare© Methodology, access to finance for healthcare SMEs through our Medical Credit Fund. Njide has an MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management from London School of Economics, an AMP from INSEAD Business School, France, an MBA from the University of Houston, a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and a B. Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Nigeria. She is an EXCO member of Healthcare Federation of Nigeria, a Trustee and sponsor of the Healthcare Excellence Award and remains on the Board of the Society for Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria.

Nneka Eze

Developmental Data
Nneka Eze leads Dalberg’s work in Nigeria, where she is a Partner and the Lagos Office Director; advising on strategic planning, market analysis, investment planning, and performance transformation. She has focused on a range of sectors including agriculture, education and youth employment, financial services, and inclusive growth, and is a co-leader of Dalberg Advisors’ Global Agriculture and Food Security practice area. Prior to joining Dalberg in 2009, Nneka was a consultant at McKinsey & Company in Washington, DC Nneka holds an AB in economics cum laude from Harvard University. A native English speaker, she is also proficient in French.

Stella Ojekwe-Onyejeli

Infrastructure Development
Mrs. Ojekwe-Onyejeli brings more than 25 years of financial advisory, controls, governance and risk management experience to the Board of NSIA as Executive Director. Prior to the realignment of her portfolio for the Chief Operating Officer role and reappointment for a second term by the President of Nigeria, she had served as NSIA’s Executive Direction and Chief Risk Officer from 2012 to 2017. She joined the Authority on 15th October 2012, following a distinguished tenure as Director and Head of Operational Risk and Control at Barclays, where she covered 15 countries spanning Africa, Middle East and Asia. Prior to this, she was a Vice President and Head of Quality Assurance, Africa, at Citibank, with direct oversight of the enterprise risk and control environment in 14 countries across Africa.

Uche Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu

Stem Educator
Uchenna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Innovative Business and Entrepreneurship Certificate from Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University Illinois USA and over 5-years’ experience in STEM Curriculum Development and Implementation of Gender-Enhancing STEM Education for Children/youths in a resource-limited/under-privileged communities in Nigeria. Uchenna is on the TEAM-Leadership Capacity of Edufun Technik STEM Centre, a strategic Need-Based Teaching & Learning-facilitating company, designing and deploying knowledge-Based disruptive innovative approaches to STEM: Focusing on developing children’s’ potential skill-sets and talents by providing quality hands-on-training on Computer-language Coding/Programming, Design-Thinking, and Robotics, to inspire young kids to become Great Thinkers, Problem-Solvers, Innovators and Tech Leaders while guiding them to make good career decision for positive community impact.

Organizing team


Enugu, Nigeria


Enugu, Nigeria
  • Akuabata Ikwueze
  • Golibe Ilechukwu
  • Kamsiyochim Okpala