Nwachinemere Emeka is a goal-driven, innovation and technology enthusiast passionate about the transformation of Africa into the global food hub. He is a fellow of the Social Innovation Program, a recipient of the Total Startupper Awards for Innovation and the Nigerian Innovation Awards, both in 2016.
The multi-award winning serial entrepreneur is a 2015 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program alumni, and was named part of the Africa Price shortlist of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2018. He also won the 2017 World Bank Ideas for Action competition in 2017, placing first out of 743 teams from 118 countries.
How the world would be able to feed 9.7 Billion people by 2050 is one question that Nwachinemere is fixated on finding answers to. And he is doing just that through his startup, Kitovu Technology Company, a United Nations STI 2020 winner. Nwachinemere is a graduate of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He has also received specialized training on Business and Entrepreneurship from Enterprise Development Center, Pan African University, Lagos.
He has a dream that one day, extreme poverty and hunger would be eradicated from Africa and the world. He is a writer and public speaker with interests in governance and advocacy.