Uche Pedro is currently studying at the Harvard Kennedy School in the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA)/Mason program.
Prior to enrolling at the Kennedy School, she spent the last decade in digital entrepreneurship as the Founder of BellaNaija, Africa’s leading lifestyle digital media company with a distinct focus covering a diverse range of areas including entertainment, cinema, fashion, culture and advocacy.
In March 2019, Uche was honoured with the Forbes Woman Africa New Media Award for her innovative impact on media in Africa.
Uche is passionate about progress of youth in Nigeria and across Africa. As a board member of Pan-African youth non-profit LEAP Africa, she contributes to the development of impactful programmes for youth across Africa. Through BN DoGood, she has led campaigns and actions for active change. Uche was recognised at the Frown Awards by UNICEF/UNFPA for her efforts toward the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria.
She co-founded PVCitizen to encourage millennials and Generation Z Nigerians to register, vote and become active citizens.
While at the Kennedy School, she aims to explore the use of digital innovation in government as well as youth citizen participation in the democratic process.
Uche holds a Bachelors degree – Honours Business Administration (HBA) from the Ivey Business School at Western University in Canada where she graduated with distinction.
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