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Theme: What's Next?

This event occurred on
May 14, 2022
Asaba, Delta

TEDxOkpanam is an independently organized TED event; the very first in Okpanam, Asaba and the Delta north axis.
Just like other TEDx Talks, TEDxOkpanam looks to inspire the community through the power of IDEAS WORTH SPREADING. We are not looking at only inspiring the community, we are looking at inspiring the world by leveraging on the over 34.8 million subscribers to the TEDx Talks YouTube Channel spread across all countries of the globe.

Orona Hall, Sweet Spirit Hotels and Resorts Mardezok Asaba.
2 Mardezok Str, Pitason Enterprise layout off Okapanam Road Asaba
Asaba, Delta, 320211
Event type:
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Adaora Chukwuma

Economist, a philanthropist a financial analyst extraordinaire.
Adaora is an astute economist, a philanthropist a financial analyst extraordinaire. A staunch believer in Human capital development, Adaora has spoken at numerous world class conferences. Where she shares her knowledge on several economic and human capital development topics. Her Speaking engagement are acclaimed to be practical, disruptive, paradigm shifting, foward looking and highly progressive. As a Philanthropist, Adora founded the "Avaldora Help Foundation", to improve the livelihood of the under privileged widows and children in Africa. The foundation caters to over 3000 widows and children across the borders of Delta state.

Endurance Ichofu

Entrepreneur and Chef extraordinaire
Endurance is the MD/CEO of DD's Global Services Ltd and the Popular Iyara Side Restaurant in Asaba Delta State Nigeria. She has been so diligent with all she's involved in especially high level of integrity in Business for the past Years. She's a lover of Business from a tender age as she started practicing Entrepreneurship right from her Primary school days by doing mini trading as a child. Her Outstanding service delivery as an Entrepreneur has earned her series of Awards and Honours from Notable Organizations like the National Association of Nigerian Traders, Rotary Club of Asaba and others. Her Life Philosophy is "Do unto others what you want others to do to you"

Ernest Ogbedo

Consultant ophthalmologist. His key interests are; paediatric ophthalmology, community outreaches, capacity building in eye health workers and training of microsurgical skills.
Dr. Ogbedo is the founder of Restore Sight Africa Initiative –an NGO committed to prevention of blindness through Medical mission to the poor rural and urban communities. In 2018 Restore Sight Africa Initiative carried out free eye treatment on over 40,000 persons, gave out glasses to over 25,000 persons and carried out surgeries on over 2,500 persons in Delta, Anambra, Edo, Enugu, and Imo States in Nigeria. He is currently at Federal Medical Centre Asaba Nigeria where he is consultant ophthalmologist. His key interests are; paediatric ophthalmology, community outreaches, capacity building in eye health workers and training of microsurgical skills. Through deep selfless service to humanity Dr. Ogbedo Ernest holds an award of Excellence as “DELTA STATE ASSOCIATION OF THE BLIND MAN OF THE YEAR 2017,” UNSUNG HEROES AWARD 2018 BY DELTA ECONOMIC SUMMIT GROUP.

Hamzat Lawal

campaigner and Anti-corruption activist
Hamzat Lawal is an activist who has successfully led grassroots campaigns in over 40 African countries with over 15 years experience in the non-profit sector. He is the Chief Executive of Connected Development (CODE) and also the Founder of Follow The Money. His Follow The Money initiative emerged winner of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Mobilizer 2019 Award, at the Bonn SDG Global Festival of Action, Germany. Hamzat was recently appointed on Beyoncé’s BeyGood Global Citizen Fellowship as an Advisory Board Member. He was also recognized amongst the 100 most influential Africans in 2019, joining the ranks of Amina J Mohammed, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Aliko Dangote. He is currently leading a global education campaign to accelerate girl’s’ education and ending girl-child marriages starting with the Northeast in Nigeria as a Malala Fund Education Champion.

Newton Jibunoh

Desertification, environmental degradation, tree planting, climate change etcg,
Dr. Newton Jibunoh, is the Founder of the Nigeria's foremost environmental non-governmental organization, Fight Against Desert Encroachment (FADE). Accredited to UNEP and UNCCD, FADE Africa, which was founded in 2000, is focused on combating desertification and its fall-outs such as climate change, poverty, migration and conflict. Dr. Jibunoh is specifically trained in the Science of Desertification from the Ben-Gurion University at the Negev, Israel; the CAREERI Institute in China studying the Gobi Desert; and the American Desert Commission in Nevada studying the Arizona and Nevada desert. His moniker as a Desert warrior came as a result of his numerous desert exploration. Dr Jibunoh has crossed the Sahara Desert (driving from London to Lagos, and Lagos to London) three times. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker and has represented Nigeria in a number of Climate Change summits and conferences such as Bangkok, Copenhagen, and Cancun.

Omu Obilor

Transformational leadership expert, Mindset and Wellness coach
Omu is a transformational leadership expert, passionate about people, leadership and successful businesses. Omu is a founding member of the John Maxwell Team. She is also an Executive Director and national trainer in BNI Nigeria. She is especially inspired to help people take their careers – and themselves – to unprecedented levels. Oh, did we mention that Omu is Nigerian? Why does that matter? Well, it means that she’s warm, funny, entrepreneurial and loves life. Her wanderlust has taken her to different parts of the world. She also considers herself an unofficial introvert and a really bad dancer.

Onuk Owoabasi

Renewable Energy Consultant
Owoabasi Onuk is an Energy Consultant with more than 14 years of professional expertise in Solar power Systems Engineering. Onuk is fully committed to providing solar energy solutions across the country. He is also the CEO of Cleanergy, a leading Solar Energy Company in Nigeria, that has successfully installed hundreds of solar power systems spread across 15 different states in Nigeria, providing 24/7 Electricity to homes, businesses, commercial buildings, banks, data centers, etc.

Onye Ubanatu

Pan African Content creator and event producer.
Onye Ubanatu is a multi-disciplinary African creative entrepreneur, an inquisitive Nigerian born collaborator with a lot of strategic event production and content creation experience. His life and journey as an African creative entrepreneur can be described as a Nigerian whose sole aim is to tell and celebrate the African story from a place of strength and inspire many using his daily experience and real-life stories. Onye manages topnotch projects such as corporate and celebrity events, social celebrations, non-profit galas, concerts, and cultural festivals. He has worked in a diverse range of television shows, International News features, produced documentaries, local and international events. Onye has also traveled across Nigeria, Africa and other parts of the world including the middle East, South America, and more interviewing top policy makers, Entrepreneurs, State Governors, National figures.

Osasu Igbinedion Ogwuche

TV show host and founder TOS TV network
Osasu is an astute and renowned media personality with cognate experience in journalism and media operations. Igbinedion is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of TOS TV Network. She obtained her bachelor's degree from Stonehill College in Easton Massachusetts and thereafter a master's degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and later received a certificate in TV and Film Production from New York Film Academy in New York, United States of America. Also, she is a well decorated media guru and has been a recipient of several awards throughout her career.

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