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Every now and then, we seek for scholarships, fellowships, funds or grants, for one project or another, depending on our individual needs. This can be very tasking and lack of information could rob one of relevant opportunities. That is why; Emeka Ugwu has created a platform that provides significant solutions to such problems.
Emeka Benjamin Ugwu is the Founder/Editor of FundingDesk LTD; an online platform that connects budding entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing enterprises with global financial opportunities. The platform also offers trainings and tips for idea-pitching, business plans/proposals writing, strategies to access loans and funding etc. Through this platform, many have developed themselves, their businesses, gone to their dream schools and a lot of international relations have been established. Africans have also gained international exposure needed to set them on the global stage.
Emeka is an entrepreneur, educator, business development advisor and a communication relation expert. He holds a degree in Applied and Environmental Biology from Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. After which he went on to pursue a post graduate diploma in Education from the National Open University of Nigeria. He also holds an MBA from London School of Business and Finance, UK.
Prior to founding the FundingDesk, Emeka worked as a Program Director at Radio Nigeria on a national radio program centered on accountability and transparency called “Common Enemy”. The program generated over 20,000 listeners for the 6 months period that it was aired. The program was run after he gained funding from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). In collaboration with Transparency International and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC), together, they develop such an outstanding program.
Ugwu also co-founded Redwood Leadership Initiative that specializes on career development, leadership strategies, educational development and much more.
He is actively involved in volunteering at LeadAfrica and Youngstars Foundation.
God bless Nigeria!!