Chime O. Asonye is the Analysis and Advocacy Manager at the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delter. Before working at PIND, he served as the Senior Special Assistant on UN Sustainable Development Goals to the Governor of Abia State, Nigeria. Previously, he worked as an Associate for the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the UN Millennium Development Goals. Chime’s work has focused on development, democratic governance, and policy in Africa with organizations like the United States House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, International Republican Institute, and United States Agency for International Development.
As a consistent advocate for Africans, he is a former Commissioner on the Washington, D.C. Commission on African Affairs; Executive Director of NaijaDC, a global, collaborative, socially conscious community of Diaspora leaders focused on advancing Nigeria; and Founder of #Songs4Change, a weekly dose of revolutionary music for Nigeria and Africa. Asonye graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also has a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University in Chicago.