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Adaku Ufere-Awoonor

    Adaku Ufere is an experienced international oil and gas lawyer with over a decade of legal experience. She has extensive experience in the energy sector, including oil and gas, and is an expert on the legal and commercial aspects of international contracts, international corporate frameworks, contractual management clauses, and key contract risks. She is currently the Acting Chief of Party at the USAID & Power Africa West Africa Energy Program at Deloitte. Before her current role Adaku was an energy practice leader at the Centurion Law Group, where she managed legal teams across Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Cameroon, Mauritius, South Sudan, and South Africa.   Adaku is a member of several professional bodies and associations, in addition to being a certified Chartered Arbitrator and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is also a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Nigerian Bar Association, the Women in African Power, the Internation
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Chi Achebe

  Grounded by a belief that "talent is universal and opportunity is not", Chi Achebe is an investor & venture catalyst that is committed to investing in underestimated and resilient founders & creators that are building human-centered, community-driven, and market-based solutions. She currently works at Citi, where she has managed financial models, enhanced fund performance tracking processes, and facilitated investments. Prior to Citi, at Omidyar Network, Chi built a pipeline of over 200 ESG investment opportunities/climate finance funds, managed proptech and geospatial investments, and assisted with the spin out of the Property Rights group. At Astia Angels, a global angel fund that invests in women-led companies, she analyzed & managed consumer/ fintech/medtech investments, one of which (nVision Medical) was acquired for $258 million dollars. Chi holds a BA with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where she

Francis Chinegwundoh MBE

  Professor Francis Chinegwundoh MBE is a renowned consultant urologist based in London, who specialises in treating prostate cancer, benign prostate enlargement, erectile dysfunction, and a wide variety of other urological conditions. In addition to treating patients, he is a widely published researcher, lecturer, and professor, actively involved in teaching and also involved in charity work as Chairman of the charity Cancer Black Care and a trustee of Tackle prostate cancer. He was recognised with an MBE in 2013 for services to the NHS. Since qualifying in medicine in 1984 from the University of London, Professor Chinegwundoh has accrued a wealth of experience and expertise. He obtained a Master of Surgery degree in 1994 and more recently a Master of Medical Law in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh as well as a Fellow of the European Board of Urology. He established and runs the regional prostate low dose brachytherapy service at Barts Hea

Ebere Okereke

  Dr Ebere Okereke is a public health physician with over 25 years’ experience practice in many countries and expertise in epidemiology and communicable disease control. She is also a Fellow of the UK faculty of public health and has been nominated as a role model for women in academic medicine by the British Medical Association. Ebere is currently a Senior Technical Adviser at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Prior to her current role, she led the Public Health England's project to strengthen capabilities for compliance with International Health Regulations in low- and middle-income countries. She has a particular interest in capacity development and training Ebere holds a Bachelor of Surgery and medicine degree from the university of Nigeria, Nsukka. She holds a postgraduate diploma in tropical medicine from the Liverpool school of tropical medicine as well as an MSc in public health from Newcastle university.  She also undertook a postgraduate professional course in i

Innocent Chizaram Ilo

  Innocent Chizaram Ilo is a writer who lives in Lagos. He was also the youngest-ever writer to be awarded the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. In 2020 he was announced as the regional winner for Africa of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for his short story “When a Woman Renounces Motherhood.” He was also a 2019 Author of Tomorrow and a Gerald Kraak Award finalist. Innocent has works published and forthcoming in Fireside Magazine, Reckoning, Strange Horizons, Cast of Wonders, Overland Magazine, Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, Brittle Paper, Transcendent 4: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction, SSDA ID Anthology, and elsewhere.  He is one to watch. Sources: Grantna, Brittle Paper.

Kay Ugwuede

  Kosisochukwu 'Kay' Ugwuede is a nonfiction writer, tech journalist and photographer living in Lagos, Nigeria. Whether writing about books, culture, food, politics, religion or travel, Kay's work explores the intimacies of human interaction and questions the intangibles that drive our actions big and small. Her writing has been exhibited in Bamako, Cologne and Dhaka as part of the Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Organization's road trip projects. She is the author of A Substance of Things Unseen, a travel chapbook published by the Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Organization. As a tech journalist, Kay covers technology development across Africa paying particular attention to the small way technology is impacting and changing the way we live, work and interact. She is also adept at profiling players in the space in an insightful manner that explores their journey in the industry while providing valuable insights about the broader sectors within w

Onyinyechi Zogg

  Onyinyechi Zogg is a footballer who plays for FC Zurich and the Super Falcons of Nigeria.  Onyi was born on March 3rd, 1997 in Bern. At the age of 6 she discovered her passion for athletics. She contested IN several competitions in various disciplines (including high jump, hurdles and 60-meter sprint) and was named "Schnäustä Bärner Modi" several times. At the age of 11, she accompanied her colleague “Temi” to soccer training. "Dani", the then FC Bethlehem junior coach, discovered her talent immediately and tried several times to convince her to play football.  For a year she trained in both football and athletics clubs until the effort became too great. Onyi had to make a decision. She decided not against athletics but for football.  Onyi  has been with FC Zurich since 2019 after previous stint at BSC Young Boys, Monroe College, Femina Kickers Worb and FC Bethlehem. Sources:, playmakterstats dot com