Dika Odum

MSc in Energy and Environmental Management 2015 

CEO at Kherithdum Nigeria Limited

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"Nelson Mandela once declared ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ GCU equipped me and I’m changing the world around me in my little way."
Dika Odum

Throughout his career, Dika has been saving the environment one initiative at a time. We sat down with him to find out about his world-changing plans. 

His day job as the Managing Director of Kherithdum Limited in Nigeria provides management consultancy and cooperate training services in the areas of environmental management, energy efficiency, human resource management, finance, business administration, project management and health and safety. 

For the first time in 2016, Dika’s local state participated in World Environment Day, established by the United Nations in 1972, thanks to his involvement. He has also encouraged 1,500 children to care about climate change, reuse and recycling through a project called KidsGoGreen. 

He has partnered with EcoCampus UK to bring an award scheme to Nigerian universities and was involved in organising Anambra state’s first participation in World Environment Day, established by the United Nations in 1972. 

Never one to turn down an ambitious plan, he was selected and trained by the International Finance Corporation to be part of the Lighting Africa Project as a technician and trainer. The large-scale scheme hopes to light the homes of 250 million people across sub-Saharan Africa currently living without electricity. 

Dika plans tocontinue educating on topics ranging from climate change, renewable energy, and environmental pollution to waste management and tree planting. 

In 2017 he won our prestigious Alumnus of the Year award. 

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