Co-Founder and Director
Dr Sheila Ochugboju has been active in the design and implementation of futures programmes for organisations and governments in sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade. She is the co-founder and Director of a knowledge management and media consultancy called Africa Knows. With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, her team is currently convening futures workshops across Africa to generate insights from emerging leaders on the most promising solutions to economic, social, and environmental challenges. In her role as the Global Roving Ambassador for The County Government of Kisumu, Kenya, her team convened a futures workshop for government leaders, along with international advisors and key influencers to develop strategies on “Transforming Kisumu – Enabling Technologies for Smart Cities and Resilient Economies” Jul 5-7th, 2016, Bellagio Center, Italy. She is currently leading a new initiative called The Barefoot Digital Youth Squad” which aims to train millions of young people across Africa to contribute to the Africa Data Revolution. Sheila holds a Ph.D in Biochemistry and was the Daphne Jackson Trust Research Fellow at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. She is a TED Fellow, co-Curator of TEDxNairobi and in New York, Oct 2016, she was awarded the Wings World Quest Foundation “Women of Discovery” Award for Humanity.