Emmanuel Ivorgba


Regional Coordinator for URI Western Africa

Emmanuel is a success-driven visionary, scholar, researcher, social innovator, peacebuilder and author of several books. He is recipient of the 2014 Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award in San Francisco, CA, USA for his service to humanity and his peacebuilding efforts, especially in his native country, Nigeria. Emmanuel holds a PhD in Philosophy and Religion, specializing in Metaphysics and Comparative Religion. Emmanuel also serves as Resource Person, Trainer and Facilitator at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations- Education First Summer School, in New York, USA, where he leads Special Sessions on Interfaith Dialogue Models and Discussions Circles. He is the founder of the leading-edge Creative Minds International Academy, a Nigeria-based model coeducational school empowering students with tools and opportunities for critical thinking to investigate information and inter-connectedness of all life, and then make wise decisions for sustainable relationships with each other and with Earth herself. Emmanuel is Convener/Director of the Annual International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue in Nigeria, which hosts over 350 participants from more than 10 countries annually.

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