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  • Udochukwu Ikwuagwu

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    Udochukwu Ikwuagwu

    Udochukwu is the SEED Project Manager/Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. Udochukwu is a recipient of the Ambassador A.O. Onafowokan Award for Best Graduating Student in the Master’s in Development Practice Programme of University of Ibadan, where he was the Class Governor for his Cohort, and Team Lead, Team Nigeria (University of Ibadan), on the Collaborative Project on Sustainable Development with Columbia University, New York. Udochukwu holds a Certificate in Foundations for Sustainable Development Practice from The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan (Second Class Upper Division).

    Udochukwu, as an Associate Consultant for W-Holistic Business Solutions, has worked on several business development and development-focused projects including UKaid-funded DEEPEN Project for Affordable Private Schools (Pilot and Scale-up), Lagos State Employment Trust Fund’s Business Development and Support Services for (Loan) Beneficiaries/SMEs (Business Development Services – Verification, Business Development Support and Monitoring), World Bank-funded BIG Project for Selected Clients (HR Services), MAFITA-funded Business Development Services Project, Stanford SEED Training (Business and Culture Training), MADE (DFID/DAI)-funded Business Development Project, DFID (ENABLE 2)-funded Business Advocacy for Nigerian MSMEs (Manufacturers Association of Nigeria – Made-in-Nigeria Advocacy (Diagnostic (Advocacy Organisation Assessment), Advocacy Self-Help Guide Development)), BOI-funded Business Development Services for SMEs, Oxfam-NASME-Led Tax Compliance Project (Tax Advisory Support for MSMEs).

    Prior to joining W-Holistic Business Solutions, Udochukwu worked in media/journalism as a Writer cum Content Developer cum Content Editor cum Pop Culture Critic for several platforms. Udochukwu also worked on development projects such as Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF)-funded Moringa Women Empowerment Project, AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN)-funded HIV Counselling and Testing Projects (to seven (7) Local Government Areas in Oyo State with a reach of over 21,000 beneficiaries), Life Skills and Leadership Training Projects for Selected Secondary Schools in Oyo State and Osun State. Udochukwu also had a stint in Research on a MacArthur Foundation-Funded Health Project.

    Udochukwu has delivered papers at the Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit. Udochukwu has skills in Project Management, Research, Business and Creative Writing, Business Development, Training and Curriculum Development, International Sustainable Development, Human Resources Management, Communication, Client Management, Advocacy and Community Sensitisation

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