Nonso is Reboot’s resident scientist, entrepreneur, and master networker. He focuses on program design and implementation at Reboot, drawing on his experience launching a series of his own ventures, as well as managing programs for development donors and NGOs.
Nonso’s project work covers diverse sectors, including governance, ICTs, health, and media. He has completed political economy analyses, explored community power dynamics, and helped clients understand institutional relationships. He recently managed an in-depth market analysis research project on donor investment strategies in the West African media landscape.
Before joining Reboot, Nonso developed a diverse background as both a successful independent entrepreneur and as a program manager and researcher working with NGOs, development funders, and private sector firms. As a program manager with Herock Nigeria, he helped establish staff training centers for an economic empowerment initiative targeting rural women in Edo State. As a researcher with Caerus Associates, he conducted a series of community stakeholder analyses for the World Bank exploring the effects of infrastructure improvements on urban crime rates.
Nonso is also a skilled facilitator and mentor, providing technical assistance to government, civil society, and media counterparts. He has mentored counterparts in research, advocacy, project management, and design processes, and managed institutional ethnography and ecosystem mapping processes. He also served as a lead facilitator at the 2015 Health Innovation Challenge Bootcamp for the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, guiding 40 health innovators and entrepreneurs to develop market-ready healthcare solutions.
Nonso has spoken at events in the growing West African tech community, including the 2014 Social Media Week at CCHub and the 2014 Tech4Africa conference. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Benin, and previously studied geology at the University of Calabar. He speaks Ibo, and conversational Bini, and is now learning French.