Chinenye Uwanaka is a nation builder, and her true passion is to empower people and fight against extreme poverty and Injustice. In line with her purpose, she has set up a brand and businesses that create wealth and lift people out of poverty, especially the youth. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Firma Advisory – a boutique law and Consulting Firm in Nigeria with clients in Africa, Middle east, Europe, and America.
Chinenye is also the Founder and CEO of The Firma Foods and The Firma Energy, which focus on impact investment in the agriculture and renewable energy space. She is an International Speaker & Instructor who has convened, hosted, and moderated several stakeholder engagements, conferences and webinars with Government Agencies, Policymakers, World Renowned Experts, International Economists and World class Entertainers, Record label Bosses & Managers.
Chinenye is a Harvard trained Policy Implementation Expert and Convener of Africa Policy Conversations Initiative (AFPC) which is a Pan – African group of intellectual professionals with a goal to revolutionize policies that will serve not only Nigerian citizens but also Africans within the continent and in diaspora. She is the Thematic Lead for Innovation and Intellectual Property for the National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable (NASSBER), a collaboration between the Legislative and Executive arms of Government in Nigeria under Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG). She is also the Head of the Fundraising Committee for Nigeria Bar Association Women’s Forum and the co-convener of the Lawyers for Creative Initiative – an initiative set up to devise efficient means of offering services to people in the Creative Industry.
Chinenye is a recipient of several awards including a ‘Social Impact Award’ from the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for her efforts in improving Access to Justice and pro-bono legal aid in Nigeria. She has been recognized as a Mentor by the Young Lawyers’ Forum, Nigerian Bar Association (Abuja Branch) and as an Innovative Female Founder by the Nigerian Digital Economy Summit. She also successfully raised millions of Naira for the NBA Women Forum International Women’s Day Program.
She is a Global Youth Mentor for the University of Michigan USA, a Member of the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative Cohort 4 and Board Member of TAP Initiative and D & D Media.
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