Chioma Agwuegbo is Reboot’s Program Manager for the Africa office, leading projects that bring together media, civil society, communities, and government to advance social justice. Prior to joining Reboot, Chioma led a team providing bespoke communication and social media strategies for individuals, small businesses, governments, and international clients. The growing portfolio includes MTV Staying Alive Foundation (Shuga), the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), amongst others.
Before that, she produced two seasons of the award-winning radio series “Story Story” with the BBC World Service Trust (now Media Action), which uses drama to spark discussion on civic issues.
She is Founder of TechHer, a community of learning, support, and collaboration for women working with technology. TechHer seeks to demystify technology, providing a platform for information sharing amongst women on basic day-to-day challenges with the aim of aiding empowerment and independence.
Chioma is a writer and political/social commentator whose work appears in Foresight for Development, Huffington Post, Premium Times, etc. An active citizen, she is passionate about governance, elections, and women/youth participation in politics; working with teams within and outside Nigeria to monitor the 2011 and 2015 Nigerian national elections using software to track progress and incidences of violence. She is a founding member of Enough is Enough Nigeria and leads communication on the strategy team for the Not Too Young To Run Bill, now Act.
Chioma has a Master’s Degree in Social Media and a first degree in Mass Communication. As a speaker, Chioma has graced podiums from The Hague to The House of Lords, Social Media Week (Lagos, London, and Hamburg).
Chioma is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and has served as Deputy Curator and Communications Director of the Abuja Hub. She is an associate member of Nigeria Leadership Initiative, a Commonwealth Associate Fellow, and a member of the British Red Cross.
Chioma is on Twitter as @ChiomaChuka, blogs as the Fairy Godsister, and enjoys playing with her niece and nephew. She also appreciates travel, cooking, MOOCs, and trawling through Wikipedia for articles on Greek mythology and historical dynasties.