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Charles Onu,a young Nigerian Software Developer and Technology Entrepreneur, is one of the 12 young leaders – and the only African – selected from across the globe to participate in the Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program 2015 –2017 

The Jeanne Sauve Public Leadership Program is a 2-year fellow ship organised by the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation. The program aims to convene,engage and empower young leaders (aged 25 to 30) from all over the globe who are using their skills and expertise in ways that are helping to create a better and more sustainable world.

From over 1400 global applicants, 12 young leaders were selected, of which Charles Onu was the only African. In the official announcement
from Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, Charles was described as “a software developer and humanitarian technology researcher committed to sustainability and balanced resource allocation in Nigeria.”

Charles Onu is the principal innovator behind Ubenwa a digital health initiative which applies machine learning and mobile
technology to provide portable, affordable, and reliable diagnosis of birth asphyxia from new borns. He was formerly a President/Team Leader in Enactus.In 2013, he co-founded and presently heads Research & Development at Fisher Foundation

Charles is passionate about developing high impact technologies that address social challenges. With this prestigious appointment into the
Jeanne Sauvé program, it offer him more collaborations and knowledge transfer prowess that will help increase the value and scale of youth empowerment,leadership and entrepreneurial projects in Nigeria.

We wish Charles the very best!

 

 

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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