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Mrs. Lucy Kanu is a Social Entrepreneur, rural renewal enthusiast, and food security consultant. She has over 16 years of national and international experience in both the private and social sector and has been recognized as an Ashoka Fellow and Commonwealth Fellow.
Her achievements have been recognized severally –including her selection to join the Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Woman’s Mentoring Partnership, a Global mentoring programme for emerging women leaders which earned her a nomination to the Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in the USA and countless prestigious encounters with icons and champions of industry.
She is the Country Representative for Interface Africa, and Council Member of ICCO West Africa and a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group: Human Capital Development Policy Commission (HDPC). Lucy serves on the Sub-Saharan Africa Jury of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. She was awarded “The World of Difference” 2013 and received the 2012 Fairness Award in Washington DC -alongside Ambassador Melanne Verveer and President Joyce Banda -in recognition of her exceptional work and efforts to create opportunities for marginalized women and girls in Nigeria, and more recently, The World od Difference Award in Washington DC in recognition of her work in Nigeria.
Lucy holds a degree in Business Management and has a certificate in Project Management from the Lagos Business School. She is also a Certified Advanced Techniques SME Coach, Mentor, Facilitator and Change Management Consultant.