Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Expert on African agriculture and nutrition, philanthropy, and social innovation.

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli (born March 22, 1975) is an expert on African agriculture and nutrition, philanthropy, and social innovation.



  • Every day is a roller-coaster ride of emotions in the life of the entrepreneur. My survival strategy is to take it one day at a time.
  • Small is not beautiful in business. Build businesses that scale. Deliberately establish business models that scale.[citation needed]
  • Find creative and strategic ways to retain your customers by engaging with their staff at all level.[citation needed]
  • I am an Igbo woman and I have learned over to years to be able to work alongside my husband because I know that, together we can rise.
    • [3] Why Nigerian education curriculum is not gender friendly.
  • We have to provide mentorship, practical role models to serve as experience for our girls. It is not just about education.
  • As young girl, it is important to be focused. The young girl should not fear. The Holy Bible has fear not written in it multiple times.
    • [5] In Ndidi's message to the young girls.
  • We must be begin to clean our mindset so that young women will believe that they can attain the highest potential.
  • Any society that failed to harness the energy and creativity of women is a huge disadvantage in the global world. [citation needed]
  • The joy of walking around or riding around their neighborhood and playing with their neighbors, which is often difficult in a city as densely populated as Lagos.
    • [7] she was asked in an interview what is the one thing or experience you wish your child could have from your childhood that they can’t?
  • The recent floods, droughts, and locust infestations that have plagued most of the continent over the past few years reinforce the reality that climate change can completely reverse the advancements in the agriculture and food ecosystem unless urgent action is taken. As entrepreneurs in the food and agriculture landscape, we must all become climate champions, driving behavior change in our companies, communities, and the broader ecosystem, as well as embracing innovations and technologies that support climate adaptation in Africa.
    • [8]Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, Food Entrepreneurs in Africa: Scaling Resilient Agriculture Businesses (Routledge 2021).
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