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Nwamaka Agbo, Restore Oakland Advisor

When Nwamaka Agbo approaches the issue of restorative economics, she’s all about solutions. She’s a well-known leader with a background in organizing, electoral campaigns, policy and advocacy on racial, social and environmental justice issues. She brings these experiences to conceive and execute projects that build resiliency, health and self-determination, rooted in shared prosperity for the local community

In addition to her project management consulting practice, Nwamaka is now an associate with the Movement Strategy Center after having completed a senior fellowship with the organization. She is also 2017 fellow for the RSF Integrated Capital Fellowship program. Nwamaka serves as a faculty member with EcoDistricts, where she previously served as the director of programs for Target Cities—a program to support 11 neighborhood-scale sustainable urban regeneration projects across North America, committed to equitable economic development.

As the director of programs at Transform Finance, Nwamaka designed and launched the inaugural Transform Finance Institute for Social Justice Leaders. The Institute was created to educate and train social justice community leaders about how to best leverage impact investments to deepen their social impact for transformative change.

She currently serves as an advisory board member to Oakland Rising Action and a board member to Thousand CurrentsCenter for Third World Organizing and the Schumacher Center for New Economics. She graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and African American Studies and holds a Master’s of Public Administration specializing in financial management from San Francisco State University.

Nwamaka lives in Oakland with her husband, where she can be found geeking out on the latest sci-fi, afrofuturism novels or cheering for the Golden State Warriors. She likes her bourbon neat and her sake chilled.

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