About

Ugochukwu Nwosu is a young Nigerian, passionate about developing from the roots. Life couldn’t have offered a better challenge than exposing him to business management at an early stage, Ugochukwu managed a service delivery company Chika Nwosu and sons Company from 1998 to 2001. He obtained a Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Physics from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo state, Nigeria. During College days, he served as an intern in various establishments which include, Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigerian Independent Petroleum Company and also as Editor-in-Chief or NAPS Press – a campus press outfit.

 

In the wake of the World summit on Information society, he was one of the young champions of the advocacy for World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) as the coordinator for the Owerri WISIS Policy train and member of Nigerian Youth Coalition on ICTs. Ugochukwu is the strategy team leader of African Youth ICT4D Network Nigeria, and also the founder of Base Network Africa; a youth led initiative that has put smiles on face of rural youths in Imo State. Ugo is the immediate past president of NYSC InfoTech Corps, Lagos – a group of young Nigerians undergoing the mandatory national service and creating awareness on the applications of ICTs in Nigeria.

 

He has completed assignments for various institutions including; Heinrich Boll Foundation Lagos Office (WSIS, ARPM Accra’05), Ford Foundation West Africa (WSIS Tunis ’05), Nigeria Communications Commission (World Telecom Development Conference, ARPM Abuja’05), Abstract review committee member (XVI International Aids Conference, 13-18 August 2006, Toronto, Canada) Telecom Answers Associates (Survey of Mast and Towers in Surulere, Lagos ’08) . Open Net Initiative (Internet Research in Nigeria – volunteer field officer), HASTAC and McArthur Foundation (Judge, Digital Media and Learning Competition 2009 – www.dmlcompetition.com)

 

As the pioneer program manager of  Ajegunle.org (www.ajegunle.org) – special train the trainer program that focuses on relay training to transform Ajegunle, a notorious slum in Lagos, he was part of the design, conceptualization and currently manage the project that has trained 50 young people who also trained over 130 peers. Ugo has also been at the core of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria’s social interventions which include; Internet Safety Security and Privacy Initiative for Nigeria, (a social campaign for dignity on the internet) and the Non-Profit Employee Motivational Program. In his spare time, he loves to read and travel. He also loves meeting people.

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