IDCE Students Profiles

Louisa Okechukwu-Odjegba (IDSC '2012)

Louisa Okechukwu-Odjegba (Nigeria) received a B.S. in economics from the University of Abuja Nigeria and took some courses in international human resource management from Thames Valley University in London. After this, she interned with the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in Lokoja, Kogi State of Nigeria. As the planning and research officer, Okechukwu-Odjegba collated statistical data's which involved departmental budgeting, welfares and statistical data on the ratio of those under the ministry who are physically-challenged to those not challenged to aid decision making. She initiated regular seminars for women and female children in the states as she discovered that within the culture, female education is not encouraged. She encouraged and taught handicrafts, hair dressing, sowing, and petty trade, which they can use to earn a living. Her academic interest is in resource management and community-based development.