Executive Director, Collaborative Living and Development Initiative
Chidinma Mbaegbu is the Executive Director of Collaborative Living and Development Initiative (COLIDEIN) a non-profit organization in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, working to promote collaborative living and sustainable development by empowering communities, especially women and youth, through education in participatory governance, peace-building and conflict management, research, capacity and enterprise development, access to micro-credit, and advocacy.
Chidinma holds a certificate in Sustainable Human Development from Central European University (Summer School), a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Imo State University, Nigeria, and is currently a Commonwealth Scholar, pursuing her post graduate studies in Peace and Conflict Studies. She is an alumna of the Global Women in Management program, a member of the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit Youth Working Group, and the Rivers State Coordinator for the Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development.
Chidinma is also a business and human resources consultant, a trainer, and a capacity development practitioner with over 18 years of experience in the private and non-profit sectors in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. She has implemented agricultural projects in fish and snail farming for three women’s cooperative groups and facilitated a program that empowered 180 widows to develop relevant livelihood skills. Her self improvement program at the Remand Home has enabled over forty teenage inmates to transform their lives.
She enjoys singing, dancing, writing poems, farming, mentoring, participating in community development programs, and serving on the boards of non-profit for-profit organizations.