Nwanneka Onwuka

Project manager, IIED's Natural Resources research group

Nwanneka is a project manager with diverse experience ranging from operations management and digital marketing to customer experience management. She excels in coordinating cross-functional teams, logistical coordination, financial administration and communication, ensuring fiscal integrity in projects aimed at promoting environmental sustainability. 


Project management; coordinating cross-functional teams; logistical coordination; financial administration; communication.

Before IIED

Nwanneka has held key roles at IO Furniture Ltd and Sterling Bank, including digital ecommerce and branding manager, project manager, and customer service manager. She managed multiple projects, led cross-functional teams, revitalised customer service operations and implemented a comprehensive feedback system. 


MSc, project management, University of Sunderland, London (from 2022)
BA, English and literature, Abia State University, Abia, Nigeria (2006-11)

Current work

Since joining IIED in September 2023, Nwanneka has excelled as a facilities coordinator, where she had been instrumental in coordinating operational and facilities services, developing strategic plans, monitoring environmental impact and providing comprehensive support to staff and service providers. 

In June 2024 She has recently transitioned into the role of project manager in Natural Resources research group. In this capacity, she is now focused on overseeing a portfolio of projects that advance rights, equity, and locally led action in nature conservation.