As a Software Developer, Chukwuemeka handles the development of software processes for the Nourishing Africa platform. Using the latest practices and standards he works with the ICT and Programs team to develop features and structures on the hub. Chukwuemeka has over 7 years of experience as a web and software developer, working with digital marketing agencies, communications technology companies and the agriculture industry.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Accountancy from American University of Nigeria, Yola and a Masters Degree in Information Systems from the University of Coventry. He is also a certified Web Foundations Associate from the Certified Internet Web Professionals.
"I'm passionate about contributing positively to solving problems using software and technology. This is at the centre of my work at Nourishing Africa.”
As the Program Lead, Ify manages the creation and implementation of programs for Nourishing Africa. She also oversees ICT and Partnerships for the organization.
Ify has international experience in gender, maternal and adolescent health and nutrition at The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Adolescent Health (WHO), Geneva; Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, London; and Girl Effect, Abuja. She previously served as the Research Officer at African Philanthropy Forum and the Gender Analyst for the Nigerian Dairy Development Project (NDDP) at Sahel. Ify has conducted field research and in-depth report analysis and writing; with a range of published and internal reports including PMNCH Partners’ Forum Report, NDDP Baseline Study, Toolkit for African Philanthropists Vol. 2 and most recently co-authored a chapter titled “The Influence of Religion on the Empowerment and Economic Mobility of Smallholder Women Dairy Farmers in Nigeria” in Muslim Women in the Economy: Development: Faith & Globalization, published by Routledge.
Ify holds a Bachelor in Social Science in International Relations, Sociology and Gender and Transformation (first class) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and a Masters in International Development with honors from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom
“The financial inclusion and participation of women in this sector is extremely important to me, and I will ensure that the work we do at Nourishing Africa not only opens doors for other young African women but for all Africans who wish to make a positive impact on this Continent.”
Jane OkohKnowledge Management and Communications Officer
As Knowledge Management and Communications Officer, Jane oversees the creation and maintenance of contents provided by the organization. She is also responsible for the engagement of stakeholders in the various programs organized by Nourishing Africa.
Prior to joining Nourishing Africa, Jane worked as an editor for an entrepreneurship-based media company, where she reviewed and edited articles for publication. She has also worked as a ghost-writer, ghost-authoring over 15 books and articles for publication across the globe.
Jane holds a Bachelors in History and Strategic Studies from the University of Lagos.
“I am passionate about the quality of life led by Africans on the Continent. Through Nourishing Africa, we are bettering the lives of African one agribusiness at a time.”- Jane Okoh
Knowledge Management and Communications Officer
Nnana works with the Program Lead to develop and implement strategic programs for the organization. This includes engaging with stakeholders and programmatic partners. Nnana is a business and financial consultant with over 6 years’ experience in the management consulting and financial advisory industry. His work experience spans MSME development, financial services, business consulting, international development, and non-government organisation. In the past, he headed a USAID West African Trade and Investment Hub project in Nigeria with focus on empowering and facilitating funding to agriculture entrepreneurs.
Nnana holds a Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Lagos State University and a Business Development Service Provider certification from the Enterprise Development Centre of Pan Atlantic University, Lagos State.
“I am passionate about working with MSMEs to structure their business for sustainable growth.”
Oladunmade serves as the Membership Coordinator at Nourishing Africa, where he drives efforts aimed at growing membership, managing and engaging agribusiness entrepreneurs on the Nourishing Africa Hub. He also works to ensure that members are connected to suitable growth opportunities for their businesses. Oladunmade has multidisciplinary working experience gathered across consultancy and SME-focused fields, including working at KPMG Professional Services and start-up companies thereafter.
Oladunmade holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He was selected by the Tony Elumelu Foundation as one of the 1000 beneficiary entrepreneurs across Africa in 2016 for its flagship entrepreneurship programme.
“I am passionate about business being a force for good and being the development tool for transforming the African continent. Nourishing Africa’s focus on the agricultural sector which cuts widely across Africa as a major economic sector, provides a platform for creating lasting impact and shifting Africa from a dependent to a leading continent in the world.”
Rahmat is the Operations Lead at Nourishing Africa where she leads the company’s membership engagement activities and internal business operations.
Rahmat has spent the past 3 years on consulting projects in the agriculture sector, providing project implementation and advisory services on key agricultural value chains in Nigeria including cocoa and cassava. Rahmat has provided business development services to a tech start-up in Northern Nigeria, helping to raise funding from a World Bank sponsored program; worked with smallholder farmers on a cocoa sustainability project across Southwest Nigeria; and provided backstopping support for a pioneer early generation seed enterprise in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Rahmat holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with a specialization in Soil Science and Land Resource Management from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
“I am passionate about creating impact at the community level. Nourishing Africa’s vision of supporting 1 million agri-food entrepreneurs to scale their businesses aligns with my belief that for economies to grow, small businesses must grow; and so, through our activities in the landscape, we are able to have direct impact on the lives of the entrepreneurs we work with and on the communities where they work.”
As Regional Coordinator for East Africa, Victor works to build Nourishing Africa’s presence in the region through driving membership recruitment, building strategic partnerships and in facilitating program implementation.
Victor has international experience in building multistakeholder platforms that deliver value for stakeholders in the agriculture sector. He has worked with AGRA & the AGRF platform in convening African agriculture stakeholders as well as with the CSAYN in building the productive capacity of the youth on climate smart agriculture.
A writer, he is a lead author of UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook for Youth in Africa, a columnist with the Business Daily and has written pieces for UNICEF, ICRAF, CCAFS, the Future Africa forum among others. He is a recipient of the prestigious Borlaug-Adesina Fellow, the YALI Fellowship, was named the Kenyan Youth of the Year in Agribusiness and was featured on the list of the Top 35 under 35 Youth in the country.
Victor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi (UoN) and is currently undertaking his Masters studies in Development Finance from Strathmore University
"I am passionate about enabling African Food systems nourish its people, sustain the planet and provide resilient livelihoods to agribusinesses and smallholder farmers"