Ebenezar Wikina

Ebenezar Wikina has over 11 years of experience working in media, policy analysis, youth development and community organizing. Ebenezar is the founder of Policy Shapers, an open source platform for policy ideas led by young people. He is also well known for ‘The Stroll’, an interview series he founded in 2013 with a Nokia feature phone and engaged over 100 world leaders and experts.

As Editor of NDLink,  he oversees the platform’s reportage of development activities in Nigeria’s South by tracking funds spent on projects, giving visibility to local Civil Society Organizations, and providing a platform for development discourse reaching over 15 million people. His stories have also been published on Huff Post, the United Nations blog, Ventures Africa, BBC World Service, Thrive Global, to mention a few.

Wikina sits on the board of the British Council UK-Africa New Narratives program where he represents West Africa. He also currently works as Advocacy Coordinator at PIND Foundation, member of the Open Government Youth Collective, member of the G20 Civil Society Working Group on Education and member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network. He had previously worked as technical committee member at the Rivers State Government SDGs Office, TEDx Organizer, and Guest Lecturer at Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic.

This extensive work has earned him several awards and recognition including; the Global Investigative Journalism Network fellowship, Future News Worldwide, the Mandela Washington Fellowship, etc. He’s an alumnus of the London School of Journalism and International Institute of Journalism, Abuja. He has also completed Executive Education programs at Harvard and Stanford.