Member Spotlight for the Month: Hon. Remy Chukwunyere, Executive Director, Imo State Directorate for Employment

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Remy Chukwunyere is a public speaker, leadership coach, entrepreneur and community development facilitator. He is the Executive Director of African Youth Development Foundation (AFRYDEF), a not-for-profit, non-governmental development organization established in Nigeria in 1999 to mobilize resources and to promote and support sustainable youth empowerment and rural development initiatives in Africa.

Hon. Remy is also the current Executive Director of the Imo State Directorate for Employment, an agency responsible for creating jobs for unemployed youths. He is a graduate of the Federal University of Technology Owerri. His specialties include Leadership coaching, Mentoring, Workshop facilitation, Entrepreneurship Development, Group process facilitation, Consensus Negotiation, Community Development, Human Rights Advocacy, Fundraising, Resource Mobilization, Conflict Resolution, Peace building, HIV/AIDS Programming and Web Development. Prior to his appointment as the Imo State DE boss, Hon. Remy worked as the Secretary to the  Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Council of Imo sate.

 He has a passion to empower young people; women and children. In his words: ‘’I envision a society where children, youths and women are viewed as assets and resources, and thus encouraged to develop their full potentials’’.

On How NDLink has helped his professional growth, Remy said ”NDLink is the best thing that ever happened to the Niger Delta region in terms of community and people-led development. The idea of bringing all the development actors, information and resources relating to the development of the region together in an online platform is second to none. In the nearest future, NDLink will become an online clearing house for all development and civil society issues in the region. I am glad to be a member of this Forum, having been an active development consultant and facilitator since 1999 I founded the African Youth Development Foundation (AFRYDEF)”.


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