Ogudu Kalu Uko has completed his Master’s of Science degree in Economics, from the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka and is currently awaiting his result. He was a Researcher, Economist and program Officer with the applied economics research department of African Heritage Institution (AfriHeritage), formerly African Institute for Applied Economics where he works with other team of researchers in developing research and other policy papers for the institution. He was the Procurement officer at the Eastside Hospital Enugu.
His thematic areas are research and analysis of economic policies and issues, preparing various economic data sets, coordinating with other departments to plan research meetings and events, prepare charts and graphs for all economic data and draft appropriate articles, maintain knowledge and subject matter expertise on all economic issues, coordinate with other senior members of the institution to perform research on economic topics, econometrics and data analysis till date. He has worked with reputable consulting firm like SKOUP and Company limited, an associated business consultancy outfit.
He has travelled widely beyond the shores of the country for trainings and workshops on research and leadership related events in a bid to promote his status and the image of the institution. He is bilingual, and his core interests in research are macroeconomic modeling and forecasting (MAMF), policy advocacy and engaging research fellows in a forum making sure that the evidence based research papers published and other trending economic issues are communicated to the end users