Who is Chika?
Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu is convinced of the ability of Africans to transform Africa. She is of the view that the acknowledgement of the significance of Africa’s indigenous knowledge – in all fields of human endeavor – is key to the continent’s advancement.
At the core of Chika’s research interests is the multidisciplinary exploration of indigenous knowledge, homegrown, and grassroots based approaches to the sustainable advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa. Chika is also interested in education as a tool for Sub-Saharan Africa’s transformation. Chika is currently the Principal Investigator for the International Development Research Center (IDRC) Canada commissioned project on utilizing indigenous technology to create employment for women in rural areas in Rwanda. Among her previous research works include for such organizations as the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the World Bank.
A researcher, teacher, fiction and non-fiction writer, and a public intellectual, Chika holds a Ph.D. in African Development and Policy Studies from Howard University in Washington D.C. and is presently a Senior Lecturer in the University of Rwanda. Chika’s very first attempt at fiction writing became one of six manuscripts (out of 250 submissions) shortlisted for the Penguin Publishers Award for African Writing. Excerpts of the book can be read at http://www.beforewesetsail.com. Chika’s lifetime passion is to contribute to efforts that would see to the unleashing of the suppressed creative and innovative energies, buried deep in the hearts and minds of all Africans.Chika writes when she is not teaching or presenting at conferences, seminars or workshops in various countries. She has lived and worked in four countries spread across three continents and through her travels has learned to value integrity, dignity and respect for self and others, to be open to knowledge and to smile a lot from her heart.
Chika can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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