Uzodinma Iweala

UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development:Voices of the Global South
27-29 June 2018 | SwissTech Convention Centre | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland


Keynote Address


Uzodinma Iweala

Award Winning Author, Film Maker, Medical Doctor, CEO of The Africa Center, and CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Ventures Africa Magazine


Uzodinma Iweala is an award winning writer, filmmaker, and a medical doctor. He is the CEO of The Africa Center in New York, dedicated to promoting a new narrative about Africa and its diaspora through a focus on culture, policy and business.


Uzodinma was the CEO, Editor-In-Chief, and co-Founder of Ventures Africa Magazine, a publication that covers the evolving business, policy, culture and innovation spaces in Africa. He has written three books including Beasts of No Nation, a novel released in 2005 to critical acclaim and adapted into a major motion picture; Our Kind of People, a non-fiction account of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria released in 2012; and Speak No Evil, a novel about Washington, D.C. released in 2018. He was also the founding CEO of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, an organization that promotes private sector investment in health services and health innovation in Nigeria.