Chieloka Okonkwo

Eloka is currently working on his doctoral dissertation at the University of Southern Mississippi where he majors in economic development with a minor in political development. His research interests focus on developing strategies, policies, and models that can enable economic growth and sustainable development in Africa. In addition to this, he currently mentors entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs both in the United States and Nigeria.

Eloka has a bachelors degree in economics and a masters degree in public administration and non-profit management. He is interested in discussing opportunities that relate to any sphere of economic development issues/topics such as economic growth models, social entrepreneurship, community-based development, youth-focused programs, gender gap programs, and so forth. While he lives in the U.S., Eloka is originally from Nigeria, and actively maintains his contacts there.

Finally, he works as a business analysis consultant for IT firms in the United States