Uncle Innocent Chukwuma was of a Rare Stock. Calm & Humble in Spirit yet Fierce in his Advocacy in Civil Society. Everywhere there was Opportunity, he would always remember to nominate me.
I was honoured to have been invited by

Ford Foundation West Africa

where he was until recently their Regional Director, to speak at the January 29th Farewell Event they organised for him upon his Voluntary Retirement.

That Evening after the Program, he called to thank me and we talked a lot about Nigeria while I reminded him of the importance of documenting his Experiences and Career Journey for Posterity.
He was an avid supporter of our Work

RiseNetworks Rise

and Ford Foundation provided us the Funding Support to design and implement the Nigerian Student Leaders Fellowship Program of which

Jennifer Blinky

remains one of our most oustanding Alumni.

This is a Painful and Tragic loss of a Multi-dimensional Humanist & Family Man who shaped the practice of Social Innovation in Africa. His Legacy will live through Generations.
May his Memory be blessed forever and may Aunty

Josephine Effah-Chukwuma

and their Daughters be enveloped in Divine Peace from God in Heaven and the Love, Warmth and Beautiful Tributes flowing in from all over the World for their truly Remarkably Oustanding Patriach.