I returned home for my PhD because I wanted to experience the practice of sustainable development in an emerging economy context- Igazeuma Okoroba

IO: I am the passionate second daughter of a Lecturer (late) and retired Teacher who managed to raise their seven thriving professionals despite their humble family background in Rivers state, Nigeria. I developed a keen interest in civil society volunteerism while schooling in Federal Girls’ Government College, Sagamu where I was the President of the Nigeria Redcross Society. Since then, I have been an active citizen in every space and career I have ventured into. I am now a mother of four who works full time and participates in other creative ventures. Whether it be media, civil society, academics or industry, my values will always be empathy, authenticity, and resilience.

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