Ms. Ugochi Obidiegwu
Managing Partner, The Safety Chic Ltd, Nigeria
Ugochi Obidiegwu is a Social Development Strategist with a specialty in developing products, programmes and providing policy advisory on pressing development issues affecting young Africans. Her major work pillars are around ensuring child safety, reducing substance abuse in youths and providing strategy for social impact initiatives. She is the author of a child safety story book series available in English and French, co-creator of an online safety game for children and developer of social impact apps.
Ugochi is a 2016 YALI Regional Leadership Centre Fellow, 2018 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur, 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow and 2018/2019 Regional Advisory Board member of the Fellowship proffering advice to USAID and IREX on matters concerning the Fellowship. In 2020, she was listed alongside Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Angelique Kidjo, Peace Hyde and others on the WeForGood list of 100 women creating a better Africa in commemoration of International Women's Day.
In January 2021, her work in safety education during the pandemic was featured on the UN OHCHR's website. ENETOSH recognised her work in child safety as good practice for member countries. Her work has footprints in several countries and in both local and foreign media. Ugochi is committed to ensuring that young people become better versions of themselves through her work in social development.