Director and Project Oversight, development, youth and women’s empowerment to provide overall direction and supervisory role for the project. She as a Master Degree in Development Studies and Public Policy.
The visionary behind ACHA, Okama Ekpe Brook, is a scholar, development expert, activist, author, and a sports enthusiast. Okama is a dynamic, charismatic, energetic, authentic and a dedicated volunteer who captivates audiences by her open ability to learn, share and connect with people. She believes in equitable development and the enhancement of the full human potential and with her travel and work experiences in over 50 countries combined with her Master’s Degree in Development Studies & Public Policy, she continues to give back professionally and academically. In her travels around the world and most recent experience in the Caribbean and using as a baseline the deep-rooted questions surrounding the preservation and protection of the African cultural heritage and by defacto, the historical linkages and reconnections of people of African Descent, she strongly believes that the founding of ACHA will help strength this cause. Okama recently returned to her home country, Nigeria, with her husband and three children and has since embedded herself in the development issues of Nigeria and Africa. With the life lessons garnered from work experiences with the United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Volunteer Programme in Asia and the Caribbean, combined with various professional positions as Senior Policy Adviser to Governments in the Caribbean and currently Business Development Manager for AsombrosoX Inc., past president of Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise, and past co-chair of the Caribbean Studies Association, she hopes to combine all her knowledge, experiences and efforts to bring about a conscious development paradigm shift. She is poised to continue to contribute towards developmental change in Nigeria, in Africa, the Caribbean and beyond.