Rev. Fr. Godswill Agbagwa
Rev. Fr. Godswill Agbagwa is the Founder and president of CSAAE Inc. as well as Chaplain at Catholic Charities of Baltimore. He holds M.A. in Legal & Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore and S.T.L from Angelicum, Rome, while completing his Doctorate in Moral Theology & Ethics at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Previously, he was Ethics Adjunct at ITT Institute, Dean Students’ Affairs at St. Peter Claver Seminary Okpala and Parrochial Vicar, St. Mulumba’s Catholic Parish Owerri. Fr. Godswill speaks on ethics and development at the Center.
Professor B.E.B Nwoke
Professor B.E.B Nwoke is professor of Public Health Parasitology and Entomology at Imo State University, Owerri. He was Dean, Faculty of Science; Dean, College of Medicine & Health Sciences; Member of University Governing Council; Deputy Vice Chancellor and Acting Vice Chancellor, Imo State University. With strong leadership and management experience, Prof. Nwoke’s most recent lecture modules include: Power of vision, Inspirational leadership from cradles, Effective leadership in Africa in the 21st century. Prof. Nwoke speaks on Inspirational Leadership at CSAAE
Dr. Bongo Adi
Dr. Bongo Adi is CIPRA MTN Fellow at Lagos Business School where he facilitates classes on PPPs, project finance and development and also leads various collaborations on research, case studies and stakeholder engagement with various government agencies including ICRC, NERC and several ministries involved in PPPs. He holds MA and PhD in development economics from the prestigious University of Tsukuba, Japan. He has over 15 years experience in teaching, policy research, and consulting. Dr. Adi speaks on Financial Responsibility at CSAAE.
Abimbola Akintolayo is the Associate Director of Admissions in the School of Theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. She has over 10 years of experience in higher education enterprise and operations management, admissions, recruiting, training and student development. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas, Arlington and her Master’s Degree in Industrial Organization Psychology from Saint Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas where she consulted on Leadership Management and Assessment Solutions. Ms. Akintolayo speaks on Educational and Training Opportunities at CSAAE.
Dr. Uchenna Ekwo
Dr. Uchenna Ekwo is a professor of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey and President at the Center for Media & Peace Initiatives, New York. Dr. Ekwo worked as a political journalist in Nigeria for a combined period of 18 years in Daily Star Newspapers, Radio Nigeria, and Africa Independent Television. He has worked with several African governments, policy makers, and organizations to encourage sociopolitical reforms in the continent. A trainer and frequent speaker at international conferences, Dr. Ekwo recently addressed the Pan African Parliament in South Africa where he made a case for a continental media network to tell Africa’s story to the world. His experience in journalism, scholarship, and leadership as well as deep cultural intelligence is manifest in his coordination of several workshops, seminars, and training programs related to professional development of journalists and socioeconomic empowerment of Africans in Diaspora. Dr. Ekwo speaks on leadership at CSAAE
James Elekwachi is the Project Manager at CHEVRON Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND). Before joining PIND, he worked as Programme Manager of the UK DFID Growth & Employment in the States (GEMS1) project. James Elekwachi holds an MSc in International Development (Development Finance) from the University of Manchester and is experienced in applying the ‘Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P)’ methodology for pro-poor growth. Mr. Elekwachi speaks on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at CSAAE.
Barrister Kissinger Ikeokwu
Barrister Kissinger Ikeokwu is an Owerri based legal practitioner, public affairs analyst, good governance and accountability advocate. He has an LL. B Degree in Law from Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria. Immediately after his studies, he returned to Owerri where he has been practicing law. He is the head Fitzgerald Law Consult, a fast growing Law firm in Owerri Imo State, from where he has dedicated more time to availing his professional services to persons who could not ordinarily afford it. Barr. Ikeokwu speaks on Rule of Law at CSAAE.
Dr. Kenneth Amaeshi
Dr. Kenneth Amaeshi is the Director of the Sustainable Business Initiative, and Head of the Strategy & International Business Department, at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He is a Visiting Professor at the Lagos Business School, Nigeria. He holds a PhD in political economy from the University of Warwick, and is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He has held academic posts at the Cranfield School of Management and Warwick Business School, respectively. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Said Business School, Oxford, as well as a Chevening Scholar. His areas of expertise include: sustainability strategy & sustainable investing, corporate responsibility & governance, and reputation management. Amaeshi speaks on Civic Education and Social Responsibility at CSAAE.
Alex NnaemekaUgwuezuonu heads recruitment at Diamond Bank PLC for Lagos & West Strategic Business Units with over 3 years consulting experience at ReStraL Limited for public, private & multinational companies and over 9 years Human Capital Management experience at Diamond Bank. With good consulting skills; problem solving abilities and people engagement skills, Alex enjoys public presentation on development initiatives. He graduated with honors in Philosophy at Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu and with M.A from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he majored in Public Relations & Advertising. Mr. Ugwuezuonu speaks on career development at CSAAE.
Fr. Vincent Arisukwu
Fr. Vincent Arisukwu is VP at CSAAE Inc. He holds bachelors degrees in Philosophy and Theology and a PGD in Journalism. He has worked in the area of communication since after ordination and for six years, was the associate editor of The Leader newspaper based in Owerri. He was also a columnist for the newspaper and currently runs a column for Africa World newspaper, Dublin, Ireland. He is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Contemporary Communications at Notre Dame of Maryland University, USA. Fr. Arisukwu speaks on Communications at CSAAE
Dr. Farouk Kurawa
Dr. Kurawa, Farouk Ahmad is a vastly experienced financial services/agricultural business development professional, with strong pro poor market development orientation and experience. He has worked extensively on issues of financial inclusion and is very passionate about working to support orphans and vulnerable groups in his native country, Nigeria. DrKurawa assumed the position of Business Services Director for USAID MARKETS in 2007. Currently, he works as Director, Agricultural Finance of MARKETS II project in Nigeria and also represents MARKETS II with other donors at the Central Bank of Nigeria Microfinance Advisory Board (MAB).
Prof. Lucian Chukwu
Prof. CHUKWU, Lucian Obinnaya is the current Dean of Post-Graduate School, University of Lagos, Akoka – Yaba, Lagos – Nigeria. He was trained at the University of Lagos where he obtained his doctorate degree in Ecosystem Health and Pollution Management. He later proceeded to the Coastal Resources Institute, University of Rhode Island, USA where he had post-doctoral training in Integrated Coastal Management. He has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Lagos for over twenty years and has supervised and graduated several Ph.D and M.Sc degree candidates.