Dr. Sheila Ochugboju is committed to developing impactful African science, technology and innovation projects.  She is currently the Lead Consultant for the Global State of Urban Youth Report for The United Nations Human Settlements Program. Ochugboju was recently appointed as one of the Global Roving Ambassadors for the County Government of Kisumu, Kenya, holding the portfolio of Transformative Science & Urban Resilience. As Chief Communications Officer for the African Center for Economic Development, she led the Rockefeller Foundation’s Informal City Dialogues for Accra in 2013, building the capacity of slum dwellers associations, street hawkers and several citizen activist groups to work with the Mayor’s Office and win a $1 million grant as one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities. Ochugboju is a TED Fellow and co-curator of the flagship event TEDxNairobi. Ochugboju is a biochemist, and was awarded the Daphne Jackson Trust Post-Doctoral Fellowship based at St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, to work on molecular genetics, microbiology and virology.




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