Chukwuemeka Daniel Onyeanuna is an agricultural economist, market research analyst, and social innovator interested in food and agriculture, economic policy analysis, and climate change adaptation. He was the Nigerian Youth Delegate to the World Forum for Democracy 2019 in Strasbourg, France, where political decision-makers and activists debated solutions to key challenges for democracies worldwide. He was awarded a Sustainable Solutions Africa 30Under30 Fellow grant that allowed him to start Dcon International, an agribusiness that works to build resilient, climate-smart, and competitive food systems.
Chukwuemeka is an alumnus of Sponsors for Educational Opportunities Africa and the president of the Agricultural Policy Makers Association. He started Afriopportunities, which has helped more than 600 Nigerians gain access to educational and professional opportunities. His goal is to bridge the gap between science, innovation, and public policy by enabling efficient strategic decision-making, leading transformational policymaking, and championing sustainable development in economically disadvantaged communities. As a master of global affairs student, he is the recipient of a Riberas Orjales Family Fellowship Fellowship.