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NWIAA Africa Chair Leader

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Emmanuel Opde

Emmanuel Opde is a community leader and youth mentor who is passionate about women and youth empowerment through Agriculture, he believes Agriculture is the antidote to poverty reduction in rural communities in Africa.
He started the Centre for Behavioural Change and Public Enlightenment, a non-profit organization in 2007 and incorporated it in Nigeria, Africa on April 1, 2021, for the empowerment of youth and women in underserved communities
Enmanuel Opde started farming early in childhood, at age 9, assisting his family in cassava and palm cultivation, processing, and marketing. His early years were spent working on their family cassava and palm plantations in the Akpororo-Sogho Community. Emmanuel Opde had an interest in Agriculture and has since been in farming until he met Dr. Tammy Gray-Steele during the 6th US-Africa Business and Policy Forum on June 24, 2021, where the African Chapter of the National National Women in Agriculture Association (NWIAA) was initiated and incorporated on August 2, 2022, with the name: Tammys International Women in Agriculture Empowerment Association(TIWAEA ) with over 20 chapters across Africa. He graduated top of the class with Upper Credit Division, Diploma in Legal Studies, Rivers State Polytechnic (Now Ken Beeson Saro Wiwa Polytechnic) Bori. Mr. Emmanuel Opde also graduated top of the class for his Bachelor of Science degree with Honours (Second Class Upper Division) in Psychology from the University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Mr. Emmanuel Opde was a recipient of the Federal Government of Nigeria Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship Award by the Federal Scholarship Board (2016-2019). Emmanuel Opde previously served in various leadership capacities, such as his meritorious services as Assistant Director of Project, Impact Leaders Club, University of Uyo (2017-2018), Youth President, Methodist Church Nigeria, Rumuigbo, Port Harcourt. (2007-2013), Advisor and Chairman Constitution Review Committee, Nigerian Association of Psychology Students 2019- till date. He is a Researcher, Entrepreneur, gifted Writer, Grassroots Mobilizer, and Community
Leader with a strong passion for youth and women empowerment.
Mr. Emmanuel Opde attended many conferences, workshops, and Seminars such as the Capacity Building Workshop organized by Rivers State Ministry of Youth Development for Youth NGOs/Organizations in 2011, the Scientific Session of the 2019 Nigerian Psychological Association(NPA) Congress in Uyo 2019
The 15th Anniversary of the National Women in Agriculture Association (NWIAA ) in Oklahoma City, USA (February 2023) with an award of excellence in Leadership as Africa Chapter Leader of NWIAA. He was given a special recognition, an award for his contributions to Mental Health in
Nigeria by the Nigerian Association of Psychology Students in 2021.
Emmanuel Opde has a certificate in conflict management: As Critical Success Factors For Youth Organizations, Management and Leadership: Leading a Team, Impact Leadership Course and many others.
He has taken his Social and Behavioural Change Advocacy; Such as Campaigns against Mental illnesses, Drug Abuse, Gender-Based Violence, and Suicide Prevention, youth and women empowerment to several Radio and Television Stations, featuring on different programs such as: Let’s Talk about It, Feminine Fancy” on Federal Radio Cooperation of Nigeria; Treasure 98.5FM, Mind, Body and Soul on Nigeria Info 92.3 FM, Radio Rivers 99.1FM, Rythm 93.7FM, You and your health on Atlantic Television Network in Port
Harcourt, Rivers State, and Sharing Life Issues on Inspiration FM 105.9, Well-being on SpectrumTV in Uyo Akwa Ibom Stat—
Mr. Emmanuel Opde also took the following and other roles in different organizations: Litigation Officer, Anoakule Chambers (2007-2015) Logistics Officer (Undergraduate Intern) Multidigital Nigeria Limited (2018) Sales Manager, De Prince Collections (2007-2008), etc.

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