It’s time for another episode of #LeadingNigerianYouth. A series where we take a look at some of our one of a kind Nigerian youths – intelligent, resilient, resourceful, versatile, with a burning desire for success and a passion to take the country forward. So, do you think you are too young to revolutionize Nigeria’s tech space?

MEET: Nkechi Okwuone – the Country Manager, Code for Africa – a network of indigenous civic technology and open data laboratories, with affiliate members in 10 African countries and funded projects in a further 12 countries. Nkechi is also a founding member of the grassroots SabiHub collective in Benin City, which supports youths to use technology to tackle developmental challenges through social entrepreneurism.

Her pioneering work on open data won Nkechi a Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2016, as well as recognition as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and appointment to the Open Data Institute’s Open Data Leader’s Network (ODLN) as a government change agent. Nkechi is also a Data Champion with Harvard University’s Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) initiative, and was a School of Data Fellow in 2015.

For her ground-breaking initiatives and solutions impacting youths through technology, she is our #LeadingNigerianYouth this week.

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