Ebenezar Wikina – Editor/Project Coordinator, NDLink

Ebenezar Wikina is a mobile-savvy journalist and development practitioner who is famous for interviewing over 120 world leaders and experts from more than 30 countries on The Stroll, an interview series which he founded in 2013 with his mobile phone. 

He organized West Africa’s only TEDxYouth event in 2014; was a panelist at the 25th anniversary of the World Economic Forum on Africa, Cape Town  in 2015; served as Curator of the Port Harcourt Global Shapers Hub in 2016 and is currently Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Hub; worked as communications consultant at the Rivers State Government SDGs office in 2017; and guest lectured ‘Online Journalism’ to over 300 final year students of Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic as well as presented at the opening and closing plenaries of the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Washington DC, in 2018. 

Ebenezar has featured on the BBC World Service, CNN Africa, the Huffington Post, the United Nations blog, World Economic Forum Agenda, to mention a few. This has earned him several awards & recognition from various reputable organizations such as; Soundcity Africa, the British Council, Open Government Partnership, Global Investigative Journalism Network, International Journalists Network, and The Future Awards Africa. 

Ebenezar currently works in Nigeria as the Project Coordinator & Editor of NDLink, a media platform and community of practice for development stakeholders in the Niger Delta.