Dr. Chika Ezeanya Esiobu holds a Ph.D. in African Studies from Howard University in Washington D.C. Dr. Chika's intellectual work is centrally located within the conviction that Africa’s indigenous knowledge is key to the continent’s advancement.
Dr. Chika has been invited to present her ideas across cultures, countries, institutions and platforms, including Yale University, London School of Economics, United Nations, African Union, Social Science Research Council, Standard Bank South Africa, Project Management Institute of Africa, to mention few. Dr. Chika has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the International Development Research Center (IDRC) Canada, the United Nations, the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), and the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).
In 2019, Dr. Chika was recognized as an influential person of African descent under 40. She is the author of Indigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa (Springer: 2019), in addition to numerous academic articles and essays on Africa's advancement. Dr. Chika is the founder of Julani Varsity and African Child Press. She is currently a visiting honorary professor with the University of Rwanda and an adjunct professor at California State University Dominguez Hill, Department of Africana Studies.