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Chukwudozie Ezigbalike

Chukwudozie Ezigbalike

UN Economic Commission for Africa
Chief of Data Technology Section at Africa Centre for Statistics

Dr. Chukwudozie (Dozié) Ezigbalike is the Chief of the Data Technology Section at the Africa Centre for Statistics (ACS) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He also served as the Acting Director of ACS from September 2013 to April 2015, and earlier as Data Management Coordinator of the Centre. Before moving to ACS, he had served ECA in various capacities, namely, Chief of the Geo-Information Systems Section, Knowledge Management Coordinator of the Institutional Strengthening Programme (ISP), and Development Management Office. Prior to joining ECA, he lectured in land surveying, GIS, land administration and spatial analysis at the universities of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Melbourne (Australia). He holds a Ph.D. in Land Information Management from UNB (Canada), after BSc and MSc degrees in land surveying. His current focus is on implementing an endogenous data revolution in Africa, based on the concept of “data communities”.