The Speakers

Chidozie Ojobor, PhD

Chidozie Ojobor's (PhD) early years were in Lagos, Nigeria. Inspired by the demise of his sister, he went on to study Microbiology at the University of Nigeria where he finished a First-Class honors. Afterwards, he completed his master’s in medical microbiology where graduated with a distinction (5.00/5.00 CGPA), before moving to Canada for his PhD at the University of Toronto, Canada. In his doctoral work, he developed novel macromolecules through genetic engineering, to target drug-resistant bacterial strains. Chidozie was a recipient of several prestigious awards including the PRESSID scholarship (Nigeria), MPower Global Citizen Scholarship (USA), BAIE Scholarship (Canada), to mention a few. Today, Chidozie leads a health-tech company where they are using cutting-edge molecular sequencing techniques, AI, and precision nutrition to improve the digestive and brain health of patients. 

Anoushka Sinha

Anoushka Sinha, is a gender equality advocate, global health and policy activist, and a STEM student. Anoushka has always been passionate and has been driving change since she was ten and is continuously bringing momentum for women’s rights from giving access to mentorship,peer to peer learning, skill training and scholarships. She has worked globally with UNICEF, UNDP, ONE etc. on issues concerning gender disparity and education. She is a Diana Award recipient and has been awarded globally by the World Literacy Foundation, PeaceFirst, KidsRights, MIT and has been featured on NASDAQ, TOI, Forbes Women among others.

Charles Binitie

Charles Binities is a licensed Human Resource Practitioner, with over 12years professional experience in Location management, Recruitment, Immigrations & Human resources across West Africa. He has worked across different Industries: Communication, Advertising, Energy, and now in Management consulting. Presently, he oversees the administrative operations of one of the Big 3 global consulting firms here in Nigeria. He has a first degree & Masters in English & Literature respectively and also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management in Nigeria where he currently serves as the Immediate past Chairman of Alimosho Chapter within Lagos state. He is presently doing a MBA in Strategic Leadership with the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom.

Daniel Echoga

Daniel Echoga is a co-founder of Build Africa, a social enterprise dedicated to reducing youth poverty by investing in the spirit, mind, and talents of young people in communities across Nigeria. He has worked with youth from a variety of educational institutions and communities in Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Akure, Nigeria. He served for four years as lead minister in Kingsrealm, a youth-centered ministry that helps young people fulfill God's plan for their lives. He is a fellow of the LEAD Transformation Initiative Sustainable Development Bootcamp 2020. He is currently working on youth-centered outreach projects in schools and communities in Abuja, Nigeria.